Australian Team partners
2011 Para-Equestrian National Championships
Photograph:Free Rein Photography
Date of Birth: 18 April 1962
Residence: Bungendore, New South Wales
1st 2011 Hong Kong Grade Ia CPEDI3* Freestyle
2nd 2011 Werribee NSW Grade Ia Championship Test
3rd 2011 Werribee NSW Grade Ia Team Test
Rob competed in the UK as an individual in 2005 winning the International Derby and placing second overall at the Hartpury International Festival of Dressage. In 2006 Rob represented Australia at Hartpury again and in Belgium where he qualified for the 2008 Paralympics. He has been a two time National Australian Champion and part of the 2007 World Championship Team.
Rob was the first Para-Equestrian rider in Australia to compete at Prix St George which is the introductory level for international Dressage. He has won numerous titles in Australia and abroad. The father of two teenage girls who was born with muscular dystrophy is an active volunteer in his local community of the ACT and enjoys water sports, particularly fishing.
Coach: Jose Mendez
Statford Mantovani 1996 Black Stallion
Sire Statford Grimaldi
Dam Statford Midnight
Owner Jose Mendez