Horses and Breed(s):
- Tinapai: 1998 bay thoroughbred gelding. Omnicorp X Luskin's Valley
- Faratona STS: 2010 bay mare. Appleton DHU X Arabella
- Big & Rich: 2011 homebred bay gelding. Cardento X Dolly
Describe your first pony:
My first pony was a medium sized grey called Micro. I was only about 2 years old and I was put on a pony to keep me entertained and out of Mum's hair. I remember she had to wear grass reins so I could get her to move!
Describe your riding history/achievements:
- 2016 Hawke's Bay Royal Show World Cup Winner
- 2016/17 World Cup Series 4th place
- 2015 Mystery Creek World Cup Winner
- 2015/16 World Cup Series 3rd place
- 2014 & 2011 Lady Rider of the Year
- 2012/13 Grand Prix Series Winner
- 2010/11 World Cup Series 3rd= place
- 2010 Open Show Hunter of the year Winner
- 2007 Premier Stakes Winner at HOY
- 2006 7 Year Old Horse of the Year
I have groomed and competed all through Europe (Sweden, Holland, Belgium, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Romania, Greece), the UK and throughout the US and Canada.
I am a part-time rider. When I'm not riding my own horses, I'm helping on my husbands family thoroughbred stud "Fairdale".
What are your ambitions?
As a young rider, I was lucky enough to travel the world working with horses. Today, I strive to be the best rider I can be and be competitive at World Cup level in NZ. Although I am uncertain how much longer I will remain at the top with Tinapai with him rising 19 years of age, I hope one of my young horses could one day step up to jump in these prestigious classes.
What do you require from your horse feed?
There is a real science in feeding these top athletes. Every horse is different so I need a versatile feed that can meet their individual requirements. I have to be able to trust that everyday they are receiving the nutrition they require to be healthy and also the energy they require to compete to their best ability. A couple of my horses are very hot so these arethe type of horse in the past I have been wary on what to feed them. The Pryde's EasiRide has been the solution. I need a feed which is highly palatable and have had no problems with any Pryde's Easifeeds even with the fussiest of eaters. Last of all, I want a feed that is simple. I know in every bag of Pryde's Easifeeds, fed at the recommended amounts, my horse will receive their complete daily requirements.