I'm a Para-Equestrian dressage rider, training under the watchful and skilled eye of Glenda and Faye Hinchliffe at Wyronga Park. With my team of horses, I have managed to be long listed for the Rio Paralympic Games, and am currently looking beyond to WEG in 2018, and Tokyo in 2020. I'm currently on National High Performance Green Squad, and am looking forward to campaigning towards WEG in early 2018.
I started riding at Wyronga Park around 8 or so years ago. I still remember my first lesson with Glenda, where I rode the school horse at the time. His name was Bubs, and he was well trained and helped me develop a feel for particular movements. One lesson to note was the day I did my first ever flying change, and from that moment I was absolutely addicted to dressage.
My current team of horses live at Wyronga Park. Precision, affectionately known as Dino, is my Grand Prix horse, who has helped me to better understand the higher level movements and has allowed me to focus on developing my own skills. Whilst Little Brave, aka Minty, was a scared little project horse who has just gone from strength to strength. Together over the past two years, we have moved from Prelim to Advanced level, and are training PSG. Minty is the horse I hope to qualify for WEG in 2018, and later Tokyo. I also have a very lovely, very big baby horse, Revelwood Delirium, who we call Alfie. He is currently 3 years old, and has just started his career undersaddle. Definitely one to watch for the future!
Our biggest achievements to date are:
- Competing for Australia at Hartpury in 2015, including 4th Team placing
- Champion Highest Pointing Para Equestrian at Boneo Spring CDI 2016
- Reserve Champion Para Equestrian at Dressage Festival 2016
- Boneo B-Boot Summer Classic Medium Champion
- 5th in the World FEI Dressage Challenge for Australia
- Reserve Australian National Champion 2017