GraDUATED Cadets

Year Graduated


Charlie Coakley

Charlie has headed down into the Maniototo High Country.

Hamish Powell

Hamish has headed up to Greta Valley where he is working on a large family operation.


Jack Innes

Jack has headed down to Walter Peak Station on the shores of Whakatipu.



Louie O'Donnell

Louie has headed back to his old stomping ground on the West Coast.


Louis Wylaars

Louis comes from Christchurch where his family are Horticulturalists. Louis has always had strong a passion for farming. Louis is a keen rugby player, motocross rider and all-round sportsman, who enjoys hunting and the outdoors. 

Louis has now moved to North Canterbury where he works at Montrose Station.


Molly Clayton

Molly comes from South Canterbury, where her family farm between Waimate and Kurow. Molly is a keen all round sports person also with a busy previous rowing schedule, and also loves the outdoors. 

Molly has now moved to North Canterbury where she works at Walesback Station.


 was awarded

 Top Cadet for 2022

Emily Colenso

Emily comes from Dunsandel. Emily was head Girl at Ellesmere College, She has a very strong passion for farming, helping out on local farms when ever she could. Emily is a very keen and talented women’s rugby player where she plays for the UC team in Christchurch. Emily is also very keen on hunting and the outdoors.

Emily has now moved to Central Southland where she works at Fairlight Station. 

Jonty Forsyth

Jonty is from Marlborough where his family farm. Jonty is a keen, hunter and all-round outdoor lad with a great passion for farming.  Jonty plays rugby for the Local Club and gets out on his motorbike when he has spare time from Dog Training.

Jonty has now moved to North Canterbury where he works at Mendip Hills.


 was awarded  Overall Excellence Dog Management Award


Guy Smith 

Guy is from Marlborough where his family farm

Guy is now working at Inverary Station

Fergus Jull 

Ferg is from the Hawkes Bay where his family farm.

Ferg now worked at Mt Somers Station, now at the Muller Station.

Anthony Oosterhuis

Anton is from Tanzania and competed his secondary schooling from Wanaka and Waitaki Boys.

Anton moved to Argyle Station

now back home to Tanzania for a stay.


Dugald Blue

Dugald has moved down to the MacKenzie Country to take up a shepherds role, at Grays Hills Station now in North Canterbury.

Kurtis Uren

Kurtis  moved down to the MacKenzie Country to take up a shepherds role, at Grampians Station. Now working up in the North Island

Samantha Sorenson

Sam has moved over to Black Hill Station to Family Friends, where She is working on a neighboring property.


Briar Swanson

Briar took up a Shepherds Job in Omarama, after Graduating. She is now working in Northern Southland, working on an Angus Stud.


Carey Pawson-Edwards

Carey earnt the opportunity to stay at Coleridge Downs and became a Shepherd, now Block Manager at Caberfeidh at Lonestar in the Hakataramea Valley. 

Hamish Scannell

Hamish left Coleridge Downs and took up a Shepherds Role at Mt White. After 2 years, he has now moved to Craigeburn Station.


Aaron Sampson

Aaron graduated and worked at Annavale for 2 years. After doing 6 months of casual in the South Island, he is now working at Mt Nicholas Station.

Josh Primmer

Josh left Coleridge Downs and headed up the Awatere Valley to Middlehurst Station. Josh is now Stock Manager at Mt Peel

Rosie Suyker

Rosie left Coleridge Downs and became a casual Shepherd, working around Bank Peninsula, Wanaka and North Island.

Rosie is now married to Maurice and a Mum to wee Bill.