Mary Warren - Bolwarra Heights, NSW
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 having trained three horses to Grand Prix now and young horses from foals to 6 years old for the future. 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 full time rider 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 for every day wear and for competition. Couldn't recommend them more highly.
My favourite Black Horse Clothing item... are the Elegance Crystal Trim Breeches
The first time I ever rode a horse was when…
I was a child (before I could walk!). I received my first pony for my 1st Birthday but I think I was also placed on the back of my dad’s horse at the time which was Rami’s mother!
Other occupation or study outside of riding?
Sometimes I will work for my father’s business Warren Excavations, driving trucks. I have a HC license.
- If I never became a horse rider, I would probably… Really have no clue! Couldn’t imagine not being in the industry so if I wasn’t a rider, probably go into breeding performance horses.
The biggest achievement of my career so far is…
Mindarah Park Ramadan winning the 2016 CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle when I was 18 but also when his eldest son won the 2019 Willinga CDI 4* Grand Prix Special and Grand Prix Freestyle.
A fun fact about me is that…
As I child growing up, I tried a wide variety of equestrian disciplines. From reigning to carriage driving! Dressage clearly won