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Nell Evans - A Brief Riding History

Nell Evans - of Robertson, NSW continues to do well with her riding and her horses, hack Marena Memories and galloway Thompson's Destiny. Her picture at right on Destiny, Champion Show Hunter at Sydney Royal in 2005, was featured in the Sydney Morning Herald - Photo courtesy of Sydney Morning Herald.

2008 - NSW HOY - Rider of the Year 17-21 yrs on Marena Macquarie.

Macquarie won seven firsts and five Reserve Champion in his first year out.

2007 - Was Marena Memories' last year of showing - she won 10 Championships, two 2nds at Sydney Royal and two Champions and a Reserve at the ASH National Championships at Camden.

Sydney Royal - Nell won 1st in Mount, Rider & Equipment and 3rd in her Riding class 15 & U17.

2006 - Sydney Royal - 3rd in Open Hack, 1st in Child's Hack, Runner-up in the Crane Trophy  and 2nd in her Turnout class, all  on Marena Memories.

Canberra Royal - Marena Memories won 2nd in the Ladies Hack, 4th in Open Hack and Nell took 3rd in her new Riding Class 15 & U17 as well as 6th ASH Junior Judging.

2005 - Canberra Royal - 4th Rider Class 12 & U15, 1st ASH Rider U17 ,
1st Hunter Under Saddle, with Thompsons Destiny ( third consecutive year), 1st Mare Hack with  Marena Memories (for the third time)

Sydney Royal - We were thrilled to see her win the very competitive Turnout Class for girls 12-15 yrs on  Marena Memories.  Nell then followed up with 3rd in the Girl Rider 12-15 yrs, which was an excellent result with so many well performed riders in the class.  Nell also won 5th ASH State Junior Judging.

NSW Horse of the Year - Nell riding Marena Memories was:

- Runner-up Rider of the Year,  qualifying her for the 2006 Grand National.
1st  & Champion Junior Equestrian Hack, Marena Memories
1st Junior Equestrian Galloway,  Marena Fanfare
Top 10 Finalist Hack,  Marena Memories
Top 10 Finalist Show Hunter Galloway, Thompsons Destiny

2004  - Canberra Royal - Nell on Thompson Destiny won the  Hunter hack class for the second year. Marena Memories won Res. Champ ANSA Mare & 1st in the Mare Hack.

Sydney Royal  - 1st & Champion Show Hunter with Destiny & Reserve Champ ANSA with Memories.

Bathurst Royal - 1st ASH Mare & 2nd ASH hack with Thompsons Destiny.

Totals for 2004 are: 13 Champions, 14 Res. Champs, 34 First places and qualified for 2005 Grand National Show Hunter Galloway with Thompson's Destiny.

2003 - For the year Nell won 26 first placings, 10 Champions, 13 Reserve Champions and 2 Supreme Champions.


Marena Maquarie at Sydney RAS 08

Nell NSW HOY 08

First Childs Hack - Marena Memories at Sydney 06

Marena Macquarie at Sydney Royal 2008,
led by Lindy Walker

Nell on her new hack, Marena Macquarie at NSW Hack Council HOY 2008 where she won Rider of the Year 17-21 years.

First Childs Hack - Marena Memories at Sydney 06
Photo by Lorelle Mercer

Nell on Memories - Sydney 2006 - Hack

Thompsons Destiny - Show Hunter Sydney 06

Nell on Marena Fanfare - Jnr Equest Gall - NSWHOY

Marena Memories - Hack Sydney 2006
Photo by Lorelle Mercer

Destiny in Show Hunter Sydney 2005
Photo by Lorelle Mercer

Marena Fanfare
Junior Equestrian Galloway - NSW HOY

Marena Memories - Champ Jnr Equest. Hack

Nell Evans when she first started learning at Marena Riding Academy

Nell in Riding Class Canberra 2005

NSW Horse of the Year 2005

Nell (12 y.o.) having a lesson on Marena Memories
at Marena Stud 2003

Riding Class - Canberra 2005
Photo by Lorelle Mercer - 2005

Nell in Turnout Class - Sydney 2005

Nell Evans on Thompson's Destiny 2004

Canberra Royal 2006

Nell in Turnout Class - Sydney 2005
Photo by Lorelle Mercer

Thompsons Destiny 2004
Photo by Lorelle Mercer

Canberra Royal 2006
Photo by Tracy Babington


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