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Elloise has grown up on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, where she followed in her Mother’s footsteps in developing a passion for horses and horse riding. Progressing through pony club, to inter-school, and since 2010, open dressage competitions, Elloise has continued to develop her riding, with several successes along the way.

Elloise’s ultimate goal is to compete at the World Equestrian Games and/or the Olympics and continues to strive to continue improving her training, and successfully produce her horses to Grand Prix.

Outside of sport, Elloise is a student at the Australian Catholic University, undertaking studies in a Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

In 2016/2017, Elloise was awarded one of the five SAHOF Scholarships and was paired with Kieren Perkins.

“I was genuinely shocked. I was so excited to hear that I had won this amazing opportunity. I had to keep asking them ‘are you serious’?

It’s going to be such a great chance to be able to get advice and the knowledge from someone that’s had the experience – even if it is in another discipline, it will help me understand so much more.”

In 2017, Elloise travelled throughout Europe to train and expand her knowledge of the training of dressage.

“My mentoring with Kieren was very beneficial in several cases, including when I was making decisions that influenced my possible opportunities, time frames, and mental state (for in training and dealing with things such as home sickness and the pressures of the work I was doing).

The vice that he gave me really benefited my decisions and outlook on many situations, and I am very lucky to have had the access to such knowledge and wisdom.

The past year has been the best year of my life, and the most influential. Along with the support and encouragement of my family and friends, the Sport Australia Hall of Fame has also made a great impact on my development as an athlete.

This Scholarship has given me the ability to meet and learn from some of our countries best sports people, as well as assisting me in my growth as an athlete. I would highly recommend all athletes, from all sports to apply for this fantastic scholarship; it is an opportunity of a lifetime for young athletes, and one not to be forgotten.”

Awards, Honours & Achievements

  • 2020: QLD Dressage FEI performance squad with her horse San Rhythmic
  • 2020: QLD High Performance squad with her horse Brimstone Florente
  • 2019: Dressage Australia Gold Performance Medal with her horse Brimstone Florente
    (National award received by riders who have achieved high performance scores throughout the year in their level of competition)
  • 2019-2014: Member of the QLD Dressage Youth Development squad with several of her performance horses
  • 2017/2016-2014: Member of the National Dressage Youth squad with her homebred Grand Prix warmblood, Brimstone Anakiwa
  • 2017: Scholarship & Mentoring Program Recipient
  • 2017 & 2016: Equestrian Queensland youth high performance ‘Rising Star’ of the year award

Hero: Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl


Last updated 13/07/2020


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