My name is Erin Funk and I’m a dressage rider currently based in Vancouver, Canada with my imported Warmblood, Highliner. I’m more widely known for my many years spent as an event rider in Australia, having competed up to 2** level on Ella Azure, 1* level on Cloverfern Graduette and more recently winning the 5yo Young Event Horse class at Melbourne International on Arctic Royal Rose.
In 2016 my husband Charles and I made the decision to move to Canada in search of new job opportunities. This allowed me to travel to Spain to train with Rafael Soto, and the onto Holland and Germany to search for my next equine partner. It was around this time that I decided I wanted to focus on dressage, and after a long search found my beautiful Hector (Highliner). I stayed on in Holland to train and compete before bringing Hector to Canada.
We have gone from strength to strength in the dressage ring and I aspire to reach the highest levels of competition we can. We are also competing in showjumping and eventing – my love of jumping is still as strong as ever!
I'm so proud to be sponsored by the Australian owned Black Horse Clothing company here in Canada, and hope you can follow my adventures with the beautiful Hector on our facebook page 'Erin Funk Dressage'.
Happy riding xX