Etat : Participation confirmée
Entraineur : Maureen Purdie
Billie PearsonAge : 22
◦ Profession: Manager of Harcourt Horses.
◦ Based: Melbourne, Victoria
◦ National Equestrian representation:
MGA Open Individual State Champion- 2011, 2012, 2014
MGA Open Pairs State Champions – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
MGA National Individual Championships – 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
MGA National Pairs Championships- 2009,2010,2011, 2014
MGA National Team Championships- 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
MGA Southern Hemisphere Championships – 2012 (Champion Team)
MGA World Teams Championships New Zealand – 2013
MGA World Team Championships Normandie, France – 2014
- Southern Hemisphere champion team - 2012
- World Championships New Zealand -2013
- Victorian Open Individual Champion - 2011, 2012, 2014
I have been riding in Mounted Games for 16 years and Love everything about it!
Joe PearsonAge : 18
I am from Victoria, Australia. I began riding horses since when I was 4 and I have been riding games since I can remember. Mounted Games has basically taken over my life. I started MGA as soon as it came around and have not missed many since. My Biggest Achievements are becoming the Australian Open Individual Champion in 2014 and winning the Southern Hemisphere Championship in 2012. My favourite race is sock and bucket and there is no better feeling that letting your pony go for a gallop as you run down the field next to them and swing on. I am excited to make my Worlds debut in France 2014.
Rhys BrowneAge : 23
I live an hour and a half north of Perth in Western Australia. I recently completed my University studies and am in my first year of working as a Civil Engineer. I’ve been riding horses for approximately 10 years with my favourite race being Sock and Bucket. Being selected to ride for Australia at the World Championships is by far my greatest achievement and one that I am extremely excited about.
Matthew WilsonAge : 18
I come from Victoria, Australia. I have been around horses ever since I can remember and started pony club games when I was about 8 years old. I began MGA in 2008 and it quickly began a big part of my life. My favourite races are definitely association race and sock and bucket. I find mounted games the best sport, as it is very fast and exciting.
Tom ThorekAge : 19
Occupation: Apprentice Painter and Decorator
Lives: Bungendore, near Canberra Australia
Years Riding: 13
Favourite Race: Bottle Shuttle
Achievements: Winner at Southern Hemisphere Championships 2012, 2nd place at NZ Horse of the Year Show, Reserve Champion Team at Pony Club Nationals
I enjoy hanging out with friends, playing pool, and I am looking forward to this opportunity to represent Australia at the 2014 World Mounted Games Championships.
Entraineur : Dan Foster
Jack DurrAge : 16
Occupation: Student at Daramalan College.
Achievements: 3 x Australian Individual Champion (Under 12 & Under 15), 3 x Australian Pairs Champion (Under 12 & Under 18).
Favourite race: Association race – because it requires a level of both speed and skill!
Profile: I live in Canberra, Australia and have been riding horses for about 9 years. I spend most my time training and riding horses, though I much prefer to be competing! This is my first international competition, though I will have just travelled from England where I competed in the Pony Club International Mounted Games Exchange. In my spare time I enjoy running and mountain bike riding. I plan to keep competing in international MGA competitions in the future, and am excited to meet riders from all over the world!
Madeline SkopekAge : 17
Years Riding: 6 years
Favorite song to ride to: “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons.
I live in Sydney, Australia and am currently undergoing my last year of High School. The horse bug bit me very early on in my life, but I did not get to ride competitively until I was 12 years old. It has always been a dream to represent my country, and I am so honored and proud to be doing it in the discipline I love and cherish the most: Mounted Games.
Tom GliddonAge : 16
AGE: 16 yrs
YEARS RIDING: 13 years , and riding in mounted games for 11 years
FAVOURITE HORSE: “Ringo” - because he’s awesome!!!
FAVOURITE RACE: Agility Aces, Run and Ride - and ANY other vaulting race
FAVOURITE SONG TO RIDE TO: “ Led Astray” - Friction
ACHIEVEMENTS: 2014 MGA National Pairs Championships 3rd Place Under 18s
MGA HIGHLIGHT: Being selected in the Australian Under 17s Team for 2014 Worlds in France
MY MENTOR : Dan Foster
Tegan BemiAge : 17
• Selected for Under 17 Australian Mounted Games Team – World Championships France 2014
• Selected for Junior New South Wales PCA Mounted Games Team – Perth – 2013
• Selection for PCA junior elite Mounted Games PCA train on squad – January 2013
• Second Place NSW Teams State Mounted Games PCA - Bungendore NSW – 2013
• First Place – AMGA Teams – Albury / Wodonga NSW– D division – 2013
• First Place – individuals under 17 – The Vines 2013
• Student at Holy Spirit College – year 11
• 5 years
• Calypso Tia-Dalma or “Tia”
• Speed Weavers
Favourite Band / Song to ride to:
• Any song by Imagine Dragons
Tiffany Sweet (Tiff)Age : 17
From: Victoria, Australia
Riding Experience: I started riding when I was five, since then I have attended Pony Club, competed at Eventing, Show Jumping and Showing. But I found my true love for riding in Mounted Games. I have competed Nationally & Internationally.
Share a little about your horse: Middy is a little black mare that I am currently just bringing into work. She is approximately 8 years old and is Polo breed.
What was your proudest moment: My proudest moment would be riding for Australian at the IMGE in Canada 2014; the bonus was also winning the event.
What are your short term and long term goals with your horse: Short term; This year obviously to ride well for my country and team at this event. My long term goal for me would be to ride at future Worlds events in the Opens.
Who do you find inspiring: I find lots of people inspiring. Mounted Games has taught me to ride and has shown me how to get results from my horse and how to form partnerships with my horses. I’m continually setting new goals and I’m constantly inspired by our Open riders, you have to aim high if you want to achieve great things.