It will be a first Badminton for Australian Olympian Shane Rose (43), a member of the bronze medal team at the Olympic Games in Rio. He was also a member of the team for the 2014 WEG in France.
Shane who is one of Australia’s best known and successful riders has however previously competed at Burghley on several occasions; last year he was 16th (Virgil). In 2015 he was first and second at the Adelaide four-star (CP Qualified, Virgil).
Shane is based in Werombi New South Wales where he runs Bimbadeen Horses. On his first visit to Burghley in 2006 he was third with All Luck with who he won an Olympic team silver medal in 2008. He is the three-times winner of the Anna Savage medal for the ‘best and fairest’ Australian eventing rider
The youngest of four children, he started riding aged two and rode at Pony Club from the age of five until gaining his A certificate. He began competing after he left school at 18. He was also a rugby Junior and initially was unsure which sport to pursue. After spending six months in the UK he decided to stick with horses. Trained by the legendary Wayne Roycroft, he made his international debut in 1994. He was selected for the 1996 Olympic Games but was unable to compete when his horse went lame just prior to the event and also missed the 2012 Olympic Games after his horse (Taurus) sustained a shoulder injury at the start of the competition.
In 2005 he was kicked in the face and sustained multiple facial fractures. He underwent a number of operations including facial reconstruction and ended up with eight plates inserted in his face to help the bones heal. Shane has also recovered from thyroid cancer and 18months ago a kick that resulted in cracked ribs, a split liver, a punctured lung and a superbug infection.
Shane is married to Niki and the couple has a five-year-old daughter Olivia and a son, Harry. He currently trains with British dressage team rider Gareth Hughes and Rod Brown.
He enjoys playing golf and watching sport.
Shanghai Joe (aka Nugget) owned by Niki Rose, Lee & Bill Brydon and rider, is an 11-year-old Australian thoroughbred. He is by Another Warrior out of a mare by Arena and was bred to race but was deemed too slow to go into training and began his career as an eventer. In 2014 he won the Melbourne CCI3*. Last year he started at Burghley but was eliminated xc after a fall.
16.1hh , bay , gelding
Sire Another Warrior
Dam Zenaarena (Arena)
Breeder Mr Shane Rose
William & Lee Brydon, c/o Gillingham, Dorset.
Niki Rose, c/o Gillingham, Dorset.