I have been riding all types of horses all of my life, mainly ones that have been difficult in one way or another.
I have competed in all disciplines and been an active member of the West Taieri Pony Club from 8 years old to 25, including gaining my A and H Certificate and being a coach at pony club team events as well as weekly rallies. Early on in my competing life I started to specialise in jumping activities but mainly the discipline of Show Hunter. I prefer the discipline that you need when riding in the Showhunter ring and believe it sets both you and your horse up for a stable jumping career in any discipline as it teaches rhythm and relaxation as well as focusing on jumping technique.
I have gained National Titles in the show hunter arena as well as competing at the prestigious Horse of the Year with success.
Since spending 6 months with Grand Prix dressage rider and Equitation Science trainer
Jody Hartstone, my riding has had a complete overhaul and a flame for riding high level dressage has been ignited. I rode up to level 5 on a borrowed horse (Shooting Star) and competed in the World Dressage Challenge in the senior 11 class in 2017. I then went on to purchase Golden Strike in 2018, and since then dressage has become my main discipline
In 2020 the purchase of Campion KSNZ was made and I now compete him as my main horse in dressage up to PSG and Inter 1, in hope to gain as much knowledge from a school master in hope to transfer all I have learnt, back to Golden Strike, who is my main love. Since selling Campion KSNZ early 2023 my focus has solely been on Golden Strike and we are looking at competing in the 2023-2024 season at Level 5
Dec 2017- Gained my diploma in Equitation Science
July 2014- Gained my A and H certificate, which is the highest achievement in NZPCA
November 2011- Gained my Certificate in Veterinary Nursing
'Since discovering a love for high level dressage I purchased a dressage stallion “Golden Strike” who I am campaigning in both the dressage and jumping circuit and the love for GRP was born.