BATHURST’S Wyatt Thompson will be inducted into the Equestrian Australia’s Hall of Fame tonight at a gala awards ceremony.
As a member of the first Olympic Equestrian team Wyatt and his fellow team-mates Brian Crago, Ern Barker, David Wood, Franz Mairinger and Alec Creswick will all be inducted as Equestrian Australia’s 60th anniversary year draws to a close.
The nation’s greatest contributors to the sport, past and present, are expected to gather at ANZ stadium in Sydney to witness the recipients take their place alongside Equestrian’s elite few.
Chairman of Equestrian Australia, Paul Cargill said the Equestrian Australia Hall of Fame recognises the very best representatives of the sport from the grass roots to international level.
“On behalf of our members and the greater equestrian community, we will be honouring the Hall of Fame inductees for their exceptional contributions to our sport,” he said.
“Their feats and efforts demand our recognition even though in many cases they made their special contribution to our sport more than half a century ago.
“Time does not diminish the need for us to remember them and credit them for their efforts.”
Wyatt has the support of the Bathurst community and was present at this year’s Royal Bathurst Show, his feat was announced during the show and the Western Advocate will have an in depth interview with the Olympian this Saturday.
Information supplied by horsezone.com.au.