Igniting the Passion
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 have ridden up to level 5 on a borrowed horse and competed in the World Dressage Challenge in the senior 11 class in 2017. Since the purchase of Golden Strike the German Riding Pony Stallion, dressage has become my main discipline and I am enjoying the challenge of being very disciplined and riding the harder movements as well as teaching my horse to be stronger to complete the high level movements well.
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 looking at campaigning in both the dressage and jumping circuit