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1 2 3 Horse of the Year – Charlton Horseland Trophy - Luxor 118 Luxor 118 was purchased in 2010 from PSI as a school master dressage horse for Kate Farrell. He is strong moving horse standing at an impressive 17hh and has a heart of gold. In 2012 because of Kate’s studies Daniella Dierks shared the competition saddle. Currently Luxor is unbeaten at Grand Prix in Australia. Luxor and Kate will compete at the CDI-Y this year. He has certainly surpassed all that was expected of him. We are looking forward to seeing how far this impressive, talented red gelding can take his rider over the next few years, with what looks like a very exciting future ahead. Owner of the Year - Clyde Wunderwald (posthumous) Clyde was a revolutionary man in his own right. Everything he did was at the forefront of enterprise. Clyde owned Sydney’s first coffee shop in Victoria Arcade in the 50’s serving coffee out of a plunger with his business partner. Not being content with that he then ventured into ice-cream then into owning a steak house in Crows Nest that entertained big business moguls such as Frank Packer. From there Clyde and his business partner purchased property in the Southern Highlands and were the first people to import Murray Grey cattle into Australia. It was at his seafood restaurant at The Spit where Clyde met Anne Barber who introduced him to the world of horses. He began importing horses into the country from Europe and had a very long and successful partnership with Heath and Rozzie Ryan on some top horses, including Heath’s Beijing mount, Greenoaks Dundee. After the Beijing Olympics Clyde approached Brett Parbery and provided strict criteria to find him another Olympic horse - It had to be old enough to go to Grand Prix by 2012, young enough to sell, good enough to make the team and it had to be done on a budget. Brett searched far and wide and came across Lord of Loxley, an unknown stallion that had been put aside by the Germans. The men took the risk and it paid off. Unfortunately the London Olympics were six months too early for Loxley and his just missed a place on the team. Brett is still campaigning the stallion and is now negotiating with a prospective European purchaser. Sadly Clyde passed away in October 2012. 4 122


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