If you’re up to date on equestrian news in Australia, you will have heard about the tragic death of Olivia Inglis. This occurred whilst she was eventing recently at a competition in New South Wales.
Want a career riding horses – specifically eventing? This new scholarship in Australia may be just what you’re looking for. In memory of Olivia’s life and riding career, a scholarship has been established to help future eventers realise their dreams.
The Olivia Inglis Eventing Scholarship will provide emerging riders with funding to support their training and competition…
At the Awards Night, Blair Richardson, President of Scone Horse Trials said:
“We are delighted that Equestrian NSW in conjunction with the Australian Sports Foundation will administer this fund. The scholarship will be awarded… to help young riders in the sport of Eventing. These riders can use the funding to obtain extra lessons, or schooling, to help them in their career over the coming years.”
The idea of the memorial fund scholarship is to provide finances that will achieve:
- the opportunity to honour a life that was ended too quickly
- easing the pain that is felt from the loss of Olivia Inglis’ life
- bringing about something good from the loss
- helping to finance the next generation of Australian’s who go on to be Olympic level riders
Do you have a passion for eventing? Do you want to pursue it as a horse riding career? This may be a scholarship worth keeping an eye on! Especially if you’re Australia based.
Eventing can be a difficult sport to get into. Consider the cost of a good horse, horse care and riding lessons. Gaining funds through a scholarship can make the difference for establishing riders.
For those who are interested in donating to the fund, they can do so via this link. Donations are tax deductible.
“In riding a horse, we borrow freedom.” – Helen Thompson