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, and my sister and I would jump gates and fences without a second thought. My competition career started in eventing and showjumping, however I soon realised I was good at the dressage and cross country phases but was so busy getting the perfect stride in the showjumping that I interfered too much. Turning to straight dressage was a natural progression, however I have also competed in western events and at one time held a trainer’s licence and trained a city winning galloper.
I have owned my small tour mare Waterfords Tiffany since she was 2, and have trained her all the way myself. She is a huge character with a cheeky generous nature and keeps life interesting. I bred my younger horse, Rosabaya DDS, and I’m so proud of how she has turned out. In 2017 I will be working on improving Tiff’s small tour scores, and moving Rosabaya up from elementary to medium.
I’m so lucky and proud to be a Black Horse Clothing ambassador, I love colour coordinating and the clothes are so comfortable and functional.