Hello, my name is Mary Warren and I am a professional Dressage rider and coach based in the Hunter Valley, NSW. I run my business out of the family property where we run a combination of training, coaching and agistment services.
I am lucky enough to have a range of good quality horses, including 3 competitive FEI horses, with some young horses being brought up behind them. I also enjoy coaching riders and being a part of their journey - I find it extremely rewarding when I can help other riders achieve their goals.
For me the ultimate goal is to of course represent Australia at the Olympics and World Equestrian Games but for now I am concentrating on building my business in Australia and bringing together a strong team of performance horses.
Being a rider full time I needed to find a brand of clothing that was comfortable to wear all day but also durable. I came across the Black Horse trade stand at the 2019 Boneo Spring CDI and haven't looked back since. I choose Black Horse Clothing for their comfort, style, durability and affordability. Couldn't recommend them more highly.
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GET TO KNOW ME
|My age is||22|
|I live in||Bolwarra Heights, NSW|
|I would describe my occupation as||a professional dressage rider and coach|
|My favourite breeches are||'Anna' bamboo breeches for everyday riding and the 'Elegance' breeches for competition|
|I started riding when I was||a small child|
|My first pony||was named Taffy. She was a present for my 1st birthday|
|The highlight of my career so far is||winning the 2019 Willinga Park CDI4* Grand Prix Special and Freestyle|
|My secret crush is||my ponies will always be my number one!|
|My biggest riding influence is||I have looked up to a lot of riders over the years, particularly Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester, Isabel Werth and Cathrine Dufour|
|The best piece of advice I have for up & coming riders is||to pursue your dreams and take opportunities. You never stop learning so always be open to it.|
|When I'm not riding I'm||teaching, eating or sleeping|
|The word that best sums me up is||dedicated|
|My dirty little secret is||I have an unhealthy obsession with Lindt chocolate|
|My pre-comp secret weapon is||coffee|
|The greatest challenge I've faced is||doing by HSC via distance education|
|My least favourite task is||mucking stables and the after-competition pack up|
|If I won lotto I would||build an indoor arena!|
|I would tell my 13 year old self||continually challenge yourself in all aspects of life - push yourself out of your comfort zone|
|You probably don't know this but||I have a Heavy Combination truck license|
|If my horse/s could talk he/she/they would say||
"not a fan of always being on a diet!"