Diane Humm

Diane Humm - Sunbury VIC

I have been riding all my life, and spent most of my childhood chasing sheep and cows, mostly bareback, on my pony in rural New Zealand. Opening gates was for the faint hearted, my sister and I would jump gates and fences without a second thought. I went back as an adult and looked at some of the fences we jumped and I believe we must have been truly mad!
I bred my warmblood mare, Rosabaya DDS and despite hiccups along the way she has been so much fun. We are looking toward a start at Advanced this year. I also have two youngsters coming through, Poppy, a Warmblood mare by Legend of Loxley, and Kian who is the most gorgeous palomino Welsh D. I support my horse habit by working full time and so we compete in both Open and AOR competitions, and I am a member of the Vic AOR Squad.
I’m incredibly grateful for the support from Black Horse over the years, 10 years this year as an ambassador! I can be found wearing Black Horse Clothing just about every day - every outfit is so comfortable, functional and good looking, it’s an obvious choice.

My favourite Black Horse Clothing item...is all of them! But my latest favourites are the Gemma Superskin Breeches, and the Snuggle Logo Hoodie.



  • The first time I ever rode a horse was when…
    I think I was 4 and I used to ask Dad for a ride on the station horses when he had finished mustering. He eventually arrived home one day with half a Shetland pony stud including my first pony Jean!
  • Other occupation or study outside of riding?
    Full time Compliance Manager, hobby cattle farmer and dog triallist.
  • If I never became a horse rider, I would probably…
    Go mad! Horse time is also the time to be centered and lose the stress of the day, and dragging paddocks is therapeutic.
  • The biggest achievement of my career so far is…
    Training my now retired mare Tiffany from breaking in to small tour, and having the patience to persist with Pompom’s (Rosabaya DDS) antics.
  • A fun fact about me is that… 
    I am completely, paranoically afraid of mice, think jump on a bucket screaming so they can’t run up my leg afraid.

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