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Posted by Christine Armishaw on 07/07/2020.
2019 presentation with recipient Charlotte Stephens and her gorgeous new colt Remi Lauristinus
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Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is Back for 2020

It's back! The Remi Stud Young Rider Scholarship is an annual scholarship and is awarded to a very deserving Young Rider who has the talent and dedication in either dressage, showing, or eventing, but needs financial assistance to purchase a horse of their dreams.

Cheryl O’Brien from Remi Stud has put together a great team of supporters to help make this dream come true for one lucky young rider.

This scholarship is an amazing opportunity for a young rider to have entry into the equestrian industry with support from a variety of supporters. 

The scholarship includes the ownership of a purpose bred Hanoverian weanling by Lauries As (imp), plus a support package which includes feed from Prydes Easifeed, registration with Equestrian Queensland, marketing from Equestrian Australia and the Brisbane CDI, legal support from HorseForce, a saddle, bridle and saddlecloth from Edwards Saddleworld, 10 weeks training by Lord Dressage (in conjunction with Team Van Den Berge), show product from Dr Show, riding attire from Belrock Equestrian, Veterinary care from Westvets, registration and merchandise from the Hanoverian Horse Society of Australia, hoof care from Meaker Farrier Services, $1500 product from Kelato Animal Health, and transport by Manuel Equine Transport.  

A total package valued at over $30,000. 

Previous Scholarship winners are:

2013: ISABELLA WILKINSON-McINTYRE from Brisbane, Qld, was the inaugural winner.  She is a dressage rider and was awarded the black gelding, REMI LIVINGSTONE S by Lauries As (imp) / Lanthan (Ger). Doc and Bella are now out competing and have already won multiple championships in Prelim/Novice dressage, and are about to start at Elementary level. They were awarded EQ Runner Up Newcomer HOY 2019, and have been selected on the Talent Recognition Squad for 2020.

2014:  ALEXANDRA BARLOW from Yeppoon, Qld, was given the brown filly REMI LIBERTY BELLE S by Lauries As (imp) / Fishermans Friend (imp).  She is pursuing an eventing career later this year after recovering from an injury last year.

2015: JORDYN FAINT an eventer from Londonderry in NSW, received the brown gelding REMI FALL GUY S, who was donated as a tribute to the outstanding stallion Fishermans Friend (imp) who sadly passed away that year. Jordyn and Guy will be wonderful to watch in eventing later this year after being allowed to mature in 2019, but now training over jumps this year.

2016: GEORGE GROVER, also an eventer from Tasmania, was awarded the dark brown gelding, REMI LORD OF THE VALE S by Lauries As (imp) / Court Musician xx (who is the full brother to DJWTS 4 y/o & 5 y/o Eventing Champion, Remi Lord of the Realm – now ready to compete 4*).  He travelled to Team VDB and went under saddle in 2019, has now spelled (and still growing on the lush pastures in Tasmania) and is now in consistent work aiming for an eventing career next year. We look forward to seeing George and Pete out competing.

2017: OLIVIA RUZSICSKA from Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory received the black colt REMI LAZZARINI S by Lauries As (imp) / EM Remi Burlesque by Belissimo M. Oscar is from a very successful competition mare line, the family of Remi Lambuca (Champion Hanoverian Family 2019 - for the 5th time), which is the original mare line tracing back 4 generations of Remi Stud breeding. Oscar was put under saddle earlier this year by Matthew Lord and will no doubt suit Olivia’s dressage aspirations in the future.

These 5 youngsters have already been put under saddle by Team Van Den Berge and Matthew Lord, and are well on their way to represent all the sponsors in their respective disciplines.

2018: SASKIA SMITH from Orange in New South Wales received the dark chestnut filly REMI LAURIES DREAM S by Lauries As (imp) / Remi Dreamcatcher by Desperados. This breeding encompasses Grand Prix bloodlines on both sides of the pedigree with Lauries As being a multiple Grand Prix Champion and FEI Horse of the Year; and Desperados won the Team Gold Medal and the Freestyle Bronze Medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, as well as being awarded Hanoverian Stallion of the Year in 2016. Dream is from a very successful competition mare line, the family of Remi Waltzing Matilda, who was the inaugural winner of the Diane Brown Memorial Trophy, and won numerous young horse competitions and Royal Shows during her riding career.  She has now produced successful competition horses, such as Remi Beelzebub (FEI dressage) and Remi Lion King (breeding stallion in NZ). Dream and Saskia have big shoes to fill but will be well under way in 2020.

2019:  CHARLOTTE STEPHENS from Samford, Qld, was the deserving winner last year, and was given the beautiful dark brown colt, Remi Lauristinus S by Lauries As (imp)/Fishermans Friend (imp), and therefore encompasses a successful Grand Prix dressage pedigree totally bred and competed at Remi Stud. Tico is a delightful youngster, and a real people person, who is growing in the best of hands with Charlotte.

This year’s Scholarship foal would suit dressage, showing and/or eventing and will be a very exciting addition to any competitive stable.


To be considered for the receipt of this amazing scholarship valued at over $30,000, riders should complete the application form below and submit it to Cheryl O'Brien at [email protected]

Applicants are eligible from the beginning of the year in which they turn 12 to the end of the year in which they turn 18.

Applicants should provide the following information to accompany their application form:

  • An application letter describing why you believe you would be a worthy recipient of the scholarship - this should include current training level; short, medium and long term goals in the equestrian industry; and information regarding how this scholarship would support your future goals
  • A letter from your parent or guardian stating that they approve of your application, why they think you would benefit from the Scholarship, and that they are prepared to commit the time and support necessary to care for the horse
  • A letter from your current coach supporting your application, and stating why they think you would benefit from the Scholarship, and stating how they will be involved in the preparation of this young horse

Applications must be received by 31st July, 2020.   Successful finalists will be notified by email and will be required to attend the Brisbane CDI on 19th September, 2020, when the winner will be announced and presentations made. 

Remi Stud YR Scholarship Application Form 2020.pdf

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