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Date of Birth
Manawatu, New Zealand
New Zealand


SQUAD HORSE & 2016 RIO OLYMPICS HORSE - click on the horses name for further information
Vom Feinsten - Owned by David & Julie Brougham


Julie Brougham comes from a strong equestrian family. She grew up in the Manawatu as a carefree fun youth who loved charging around the farm on Timmy – the Shetland pony she shared with her sister.


At seven she took her own pony Flash to her first Pony Club Gymkhana and that was it – horses were going to rule her life. She represented Manawatu West Coast at Pony Club Champs and did well at other events. She hunted and evented, but with two small children it was a challenging juggle.


A friend suggested she go along to a dressage competition at Tielcey Park and she won her first class – it was unregistered training level. Top Gun went on to be her first Grand Prix dressage horse and in the years that followed she had a run of excellent horses including JK Super Sonic, Gymstar One, Kinnordy Gallium and Kinnordy Glogau, to name but a few.


She has won many national titles and holds the Australasian record for Grand Prix Freestyle to Music, which she reclaimed and bettered in 2016. After the 2016 Farmlands Horse of the Year Show, Brougham and Vom Feinsten headed to Germany to further pursue their Olympic dream.


Major results:

  • 1st CDI3* (HOY) Grand Prix Freestyle to Music 76.3% - Australasian record

  • 4th CDI3* (HOY) Grand Prix Special 68.938%

  • 1st CDI3* Grand Prix 70.447%

  • 3rd CDI3* (Nationals) Grand Prix Freestyle to Music 68.8%

  • 2nd CDI3* (Nationals) Grand Prix Special 66.863%

  • 1st CDI3* (Nationals) Grand Prix 68.94%

  • 3rd CDI3* Boneo Grand Prix Freestyle to Music 71.625%

  • 4th CDI3* Boneo Grand Prix Special 68.039%

  • 2nd CDI3* Boneo Grand Prix 68.72%


Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Vom Feinsten Dressage Grand Prix 44th