Emerging star Lauren Rowe is fast earning recognition as one of the State’s best dressage riders, having taken out awards that place her in the top tier of Western Australian sporting talent.
In the past month, Rowe has earned a number of titles including the Equestrian Western Australia Junior Dressage Rider of the Year, Dressage Pony of the Year and the South West Academy of Sport Individual Female Athlete of the Year and Community Achiever of the Year Award.
She credits her team – horse, parents and coach – together with the hard work she puts into the sport she loves as among the reasons for her success.
“I have a pretty good team behind me,” Rowe said.
“We all put in the hard work. I put the hard work in – but it’s definitely a team effort.
“I get up at 4.30 every morning – so does Mum to train.
“I think just putting in the hours really shows.”
And while Lauren has many achievements to be proud of, including the special feat of winning a memorial in honour of her late horse, it’s being able to improve on her personal best that she singles out as an accomplishment.
“In every competition I’ve done I’ve always beat my personal best,” Rowe said.
“It might have been by a little bit, it might have been by a lot.
“But just getting my personal best – achieving that every competition – has been quite rewarding because it means I’m doing something right, I’m getting out what I’m putting in.”