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Horse of the Year Trophies

  • Rigoletto Trophy
  • Judith Simpson Memorial Trophy
  • Dressage NZ Advanced Plate
  • Pam Weal Memorial Trophy
  • Auf Wiedersehen Trophy

Grand Prix Freestyle Competition at the Horse of the Year Show

Presented by Mr & Mrs G G H Gilmour in honour of Rigoletto’s achievements.

Rigoletto was owned and ridden by Tiny White.

Bill Noble is the only male to win The Rigoletto Trophy. He is also the most prolific winner (five times).

Year

Horse

Rider

2018

JHT Antonello 

John Thompson

2017

KH Ambrose

Abbie Deken

2016

Vom Feinstein

Julie Brougham

2015

Vom Feinstein

Julie Brougham

2014

Airthrey Highlander

Bill Noble

2013

KH Arvan

Vanessa Way

2012

Bates Antonello

Louisa Hill

2011

KH Arvan

Vanessa Way

2010

Whisper IV

Jody Hartstone

2009

Landioso

Jody Hartstone

2008

Monique III

Angela Fergusson

2007

Vincent St James

Bill Noble

2006

Vincent St James

Bill Noble

2005

Vincent St James

Bill Noble

2004

Gabana

Louisa Hill

2003

Gabana

Louisa Hill

2002

Romanov

Kate Holmes

2001

Max Jamahl

Kallista Field

2000

Alzac

Catherine Smallbone

1999

Icarus Allsorts

Bill Noble

1998

Playskool

Cindy Kent

1997

Rubicon

Marcia Bayley

1996

Playskool

Cindy Kent

1995

Frederick Orlando

Mrs S. Field-Dodgson

1994

Playskool

Miss C. Kent

1993

Mosaic

Mrs S. Field

1992

Mosaic

Mrs S. Field

1991

Fetterman

Miss A. Raves

1990

Fetterman

Miss A. Raves

1989

Sigismund

Miss G. Rickard

1988

Smiley John

Mrs M. Hain

1987

Stipulate

Mrs V. Larsen

1986

Kentucky

Mrs M. Bayley

1985

Aztec

Mrs S. Wells

1984

Flush

Mrs S. Alleyne

1983

Smiley John

Mrs M. Hain

1982

Singleton

Miss S. Talbot

1981

Kaihuna

Mrs G. Withers

1980

Johann Strauss

Mrs S. Alleyne

1979

Moliere

Mrs H. Crowley

1978

Rigoletto

Mrs E.W. White

1977

Glenmorven

D. Collins

Presented for Grand Prix Horse of the Year

Judith Simpson’s competition days in dressage were limited but her contribution to the sport was huge. Her knowledge was second to none and had a fantastic eye for horses. She was the chef de quip for the first dressage team that went to Australia; where they won the inaugural Trans Tasman Trophy and went on to accompany teams to WEG and the Olympic games. On all these occasions her knowledge and diplomacy were invaluable. Some would say Judith was the first ‘steward’ they had at shows, before stewarding was formalized.

Year

Horse

Rider

2018

JHT Antonello 

John Thompson

2017

KH Ambrose

Abbie Deken

2016

JHT Antonello

John Thompson

2015

Vom Feinstein

Julie Brougham

2014

Airthrey Highlander

Bill Noble

2013

KH Arvan

Vanessa Way

2012

Bates Antonello

Louisa Hill

2011

KH Arvan

Vanessa Way

2010

Whisper IV

Jody Hartstone

 

Presented for Advanced Dressage Horse of the Year

Donated by the Dressage Discipline.

1992 is the only year the Advanced Plate hasn’t been won outright. It was shared by Miss C Kent on Playskool and Miss W Hunt on Fritz.

Year

Horse

Rider

2018

Devils Chocolate

Lucarne Dolley

2017

NRM Andreas

Vanessa Way

2016

Parkridge Disco SW

Sheena Ross

2015

BL About Time

Penny Castle

2014

KH Arvan

Vanessa Way

2013

Magnus Spero

Penny Castle

2012

Upendo

Britta Pedersen

2011

Cortaflex Watergate

Wendi Williamson

2010

Waikiwi FE

Kallista Field

2009

Waikiwi FE

Kallista Field

2008

Waikiwi FE

Kallista Field

2007

Mzungu

Debbie Barke

2006

Monique III

Angela Fergusson

2005

Kilimanjaro

Susan Tomlin

2004

Belmont Golden Boy

Jody Hartstone

2003

Evening Edition

Deborah Gibson

2002

Gabana

Louisa Hill

2001

JK Lots of Fun

Kallista Field

2000

Garibildi NZ

Alex Matheson

1999

Master Charmer

Tian Reed

1998

Just George

Kirsty Davies

1997

Master Charmer

Tina Reed

1996

Rockafella

Miss L Hill

1995

Rubicon

Mrs M Bailey

1994

Rubicon

Mrs M Bailey

1993

Rubicon

Mrs M Bailey

1992

Playskool & Fritz

Miss C Kent & Miss W Hunt

1991

Witzstein

Louisa Hill

1990

Witzstein

Louisa Hill

 

Presented to the Dressage Young Rider of the Year

Donated by Christine Weal.

YearHorseRider 
2018RM All About MeAmy Sage
2017Rosari Royal GemCaitlin Benzie
2016Devils ChocolateLucarne Dolley
2015KH ArvanMolly Lumb
2014AnaroczCatherine West
2013Riverndell RomeoCatherine Tobin
2012WolhkhanKelly Van Dyk
2011WolhkhanKelly Van Dyk
2010VeritasGeorgia Worth
2009Zactac GracefulHannah Appleton
2008Reid’N’Dale LandoraEmma Malcom
2007GlenturretRebecca Goldsbury
2006Kiteroa KingstonJoanna York

Presented for Level Two Dressage Horse of the Year

Donated by Julian and Elisabeth Aaron as a tribute to their mare “Auf Wiedersehen” which won this Horse of the Year title and the National Level 2 Championship.

YearHorseRider 
2018 Lord AlexisPenny Castle
2017Fernlea Diamond DayLorraine Ward-Smith
2016NSC ProntoVanessa Way
2015Hot Chocolate MHMihi Shepherd
2014Vollrath LaurettaJutta Rosenblatt