They say the memory of a special horse can live with you for a lifetime.
In honour of our 60th Anniversary celebrations we wanted to commemorate our “equine ambassadors” by asking you to cast your vote for your favourite eventing horses of all time.
Each week we will be asking you to vote for your favourite horse of each decade, for the last 60 years. Let’s start at the beginning…the 1950’s.
The 1950’s saw the birth of the sport in Australia – we sent our first Olympic three-day event team to Stockholm in 1956 and established the Sydney International Horse Trials in 1957.
If you don’t know much about the great Australian eventing horses of the 1950’s you might be interested to know the following:
- Brown Sugar, was ridden by Bunty Thompson at Badminton (11th place) and in the 1956 Olympics in Stockholm (14th individual and 4th in the team).
- Benalong, was the first horse to win the Sydney International Horse Trials in 1957, with Olympian Neale Lavis.
- Gold Ross, finished third at Badminton in 1956, with Olympian Laurie Morgan.
Let us know which horse holds a special place in your heart by VOTING in our poll below.