New Sponsored Riders!

Discussion in 'News Items' started by SouthernStarsSaddlery, Oct 19, 2010.


    19 October 2010

    Southern Stars- Supporting Up and Coming Talent

    While Australian Eventing has had it's fair share of heroes over the last few decades, there is a growing number of young, talented, up and coming riders chomping at the bit to take their place on the Australia Team.

    Southern Stars Saddlery recently opened applications for their new sponsored rider program. The selection panel looked for dedication, passion, a sense of humour and fun, as well as assessing their current achievements in competition.

    From this selection process, Southern Stars Saddlery is proud to announce the new members of the Southern Stars Team in Australia:
    Sophie Warren, WA
    Gillian Knight, NSW
    Danae O?Keeffe, QLD
    Mitchell Tabb, QLD
    Catherine Davies, VIC
    Ebony Toole, VIC
    Joseph Waldron, SA
    Becky Zamel, SA
    Belinda Isbister, WA
    Shaun Lonergan, WA

    "The riders that were selected all had that little bit of spark in their applications," says Kelvin Fredericks, Director of Southern Stars Saddlery. "We wanted riders who were enthusiastic, passionate about their riding and clear about their aims and goals."

    The sponsorship program itself offers 3 levels of sponsorship, with the riders able to move up the ranks over the years. It is envisaged that the program will grow as the company continues to grow into the future.

    The Southern Stars Team will all receive VIP tickets to the ?Party with the Stars? event to be held during Equitana 2010 in Melbourne, where they will be greeted by Olympic Silver medallist Clayton Fredericks, as well as mingle and meet with current Australian Team members, and special international guests!

    Ticket sales to "Party with the Stars" are open to general public, and can be purchased online from Southern Stars Saddlery - Saddles, Australia, USA, UK.

    Keep an eye out on the competition scene over the following year for these talented riders! Internationally, Southern Stars Saddlery has announced new sponsorship of UK rider Ben Hobday, in addition to their current sponsored riders including Clayton and Lucinda Fredericks, Matt Ryan, Bill Levitt, and Alex Hua Tian.

    For more information on the riders or the sponsorship program, visit


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