EA reveals First Hall of Fame inductee
This year's Hall of Fame inductee in the Horse category is Sunburst, the event horse which won gold for Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games, with the same rider that he started with in Pony Club.
In equestrian it’s common for our Olympic riders to get their start in Pony Club, progress through the ranks and end up representing their country at the biggest sporting event in the world. But it’s not all that common to hear of a horse starting out in Pony Club, staying with the same rider and eventually going on win an Olympic medal.
But for Wendy Schaefer’s Sunburst that is exactly how the story goes. Read more about Sunburst HERE
Sunburst will be inducted into the Equestrian Australia Hall of Fame at a gala ceremony on Tuesday 30 April at Le Montage in Sydney. All members of the equestrian community are invited to join in the celebration as we honour the legends of our sport. Ticket information is available HERE
Stay tuned to the EA website for more Hall of Fame announcements. Over the coming days EA will reveal a new Hall of Fame inductee each day.
Source: Equestrian Australia