Above: Diamond B Vivienne ridden by Amanda Madigan – winners of the David Asimus Memorial Perpetual Trophy 2023.
David Asimus was a competitor at the Sydney Royal Easter Show for over 30 years and friend to many. An accomplished rider and showjumper he won Champion Gentleman Rider and Rider on Flat. He won many more showjumping competitions at the Show with his name appearing on several Perpetual Trophies including the Bob Chittick Memorial Perpetual Cup, EFA Perpetual Cup and Kevin Bourke Memorial Teams Perpetual Trophy. In 1983 David represented Australia in World Cup Showjumping in Vienna, finishing 12th overall.
The David Asimus Memorial Perpetual Trophy was donated by Peter Asimus and Virginia Russell-Asimus and first presented in 2016, to the Best Performed Section 1 Jumping Horse. The trophy is a cold cast bronze figure of a showjumper and horse, sculpted by Mary Pinsent. The bronze is mounted on a circular timber base fitted with name plate and engraving plates. Total height of 52cm.
After a super consistent performance across four days of competition – it was the Vivant mare Diamond B Vivienne expertly piloted by Amanda Madigan who took out the honours this year.
See below for the list of past winners:
LIST OF PREVIOUS WINNERS
|2016||Roycroft Stables Pty Ltd||Congo Z|
|2018||Clinton John Beresford||Emmaville Jitterbug|
|2019||Thomas & Greg & Jennie McDermott||Elegance De La Charmille|
|2020||Cancelled due to COVID-19|
|2021||Yandoo Equestrian Services||Yandoo Oaks Constellation|
|2022||Yandoo Equestrian||Yandoo Oaks Constellation|
|2023||Diamond B Farm Pty Ltd||Diamond B Vivienne|