Equestrian Australia is pleased to announce that Darien Powers will be inducted into the EA Hall of Fame in the Outstanding Horse category.
Inductees will be celebrated at the annual Sport Achievement Awards night on Friday 5 June in Melbourne.
Darien Powers was bred in Victoria by Warmblood stallion Christophle out of a thoroughbred mare. He was originally bred as a show hack and won a stallion class as a youngster at Melbourne Royal before he was gelded. Darien Powers was owned by Bob Scarborough and evented at pre-novice before the horse was given to Andrew Hoy.
Hoy went on to win two Olympic Gold medals on Darien Powers in the team competition at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and on home soil at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
The big grey thoroughbred/Warmblood cross excelled in the discipline of eventing having carried Andrew to Gold in Atlanta when he was only 8 years old with a faultless showjumping round and a near perfect score in cross country. Darien Powers also won the 1997 British open title.