Equestrian Victoria Young Ambassador of the Year


The Young Ambassador of the Year weekend is one which all our Junior and Young Rider members look towards on their Equestrian Calendar. The award is aimed at recognising athletes aged between 16 – 21 (14 – 21 Show Horse) who demonstrates outstanding sportsmanship, performance, contribution to sport and leadership qualities in their chosen discipline. 

It highlights the importance of being more than just a winner, with the shortlisted Top 10 finalists attending a specialised training weekend catering to the professional and personal development of the riders. 

The Top 10 Finalist Weekend is a showcase for all four disciplines (Dressage, Eventing, Jumping and Show Horse), attended by the 10 finalists to determine the Top 3 shortlisted nominees. The Top 3 nominees will then be invited to attend an online interview with the selectors which will determine the 2020 Discipline Young Ambassador for 2020.  

Congratulations to our 2020 Young Ambassador’s of the Year”

  • Jumping – Jessica Grant
  • Eventing – Ruby Crofts
  • Show Horse – Hannah Bufton
  • Dressage – Isabelle Luxmoore








Top Ten 2020

Congratulations to our Top 10 Finalists, listed below in alphabetical order.

Jumping Top 10 Finalists 

  • Bella Farmer
  • Clancy Grant
  • Hannah Wigg
  • Hamish Prime
  • Jessica Grant
  • Liesel Wright-Smith
  • Maddison Buckner
  • Mia McNaught
  • Nina Griffiths
  • Tahlia Spagnardi

Eventing Top 10 Finalists 

  • Bessie Dimery
  • Edward Darby
  • Eliza Harvey
  • Georgia Tivendale
  • Georgiana House
  • Lucy Petersen
  • Mia Wright
  • Ruby Crofts
  • Sarah Boatwood
  • Sophie Bennett 

Show Horse Top 10 Finalists

  • Charlotte Oberin
  • Ella O’Doherty
  • Hannah Bufton
  • Hayley Gears
  • Jessica Dertell
  • Jessica Payne
  • Kaitlin Labahn-Meyland
  • Shae Latimer
  • Sophie Belcher
  • Stephanie Horton

Dressage Top 10 Finalists 

  • Brooke Mance
  • Charlee Martin
  • Eliza Bell
  • Emily Yeoman
  • Isabelle Luxmoore
  • Jemma Geysen
  • Jorjia Beard Adams
  • Lindsey Ware
  • Natasha Moody
  • Sophie Taylor



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Read all about the Young Ambassador selection procedure - download the document below:

EV Young Ambassador Procedure FINAL May 2020.pdf 

For further information about the 2020 Young Ambassador Award and selection conditions please contact, Emily or Deena via email at: [email protected] or [email protected]