TRM Olympians – Taking on Tokyo 2021
We have started a series of articles to look at some of the TRM ambassadors that are on the count down to representing their respective nations in the XXXII Olympiad due to be held in city of Tokyo between the 23rd July to 8th August.
In PART2 of our TRM Olympic Ambassadors we take a look at one of our prominent eventers….
SHANE ROSE – Australia
Australian, Shane Rose is a dual Olympic medallist in the sport of 3-day eventing. From his first mount, an 8h Shetland pony called ‘Mickey Mouse’, Shane has reached the pinnacle of his sport and aims to once again represent Australia at the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics later this year.
The TRM Ambassador is currently ranked 18th in the FEI World Rankings and has 58 FEI wins at the highest level to his name.
In 1994, when Shane was 21, he realised his first goal, representing Australia in the Young Rider Trans Tasman competition with Mr Joe Cool. They won both the NZ Young Rider One- & Three-Day championships and the team won the Young Rider Trans Taman trophy for the first time.
In 1996 Shane was selected on the squad to the Atlanta Olympic Games and went to the States with Mr Joe Cool. In 1998, Shane went to Rome with It’s A Knockout and rode at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) as a member of the Australian team.
After setting up his base, ‘Bimbadeen Park’ in Werombi, NSW, Australia, with his partner Niki Chapman in 2003 the hard work and dedication were becoming evident in his results – All Luck and Shane on their Burghley CCI**** debut in 2006 finished 3rd.
In 2008, Shane and Lucky were selected for the Beijing Olympic Games. Lucky came out all guns blazing for the cross country and clocked up the best cross-country round of the day. Shane and Lucky were members of the Team that won the Silver Medal at the Olympic Games.
Since then, Shane has been selected to ride in another two Australian teams, firstly at the 2012 London Olympics with Taurus and then again at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France, where after the unfortunate withdrawal of the wonderful CP Qualified, Shane and Taurus finished as part of the 5th placed Australian team. The team successfully qualified Australia a place at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games; as part of this team, riding Cp Qualified, they took home the Team Bronze medal.
Shane is a five-time winner of the Anna Savage Medal, which is presented to the best and fairest Australian eventing rider. (olympics.com.au, 12 Jul 2016)
Speaking abut his horses and his passion to represent Australia at the Olympic games, Shane has this to say…