Having been born into a “horsey” background I suppose you could say riding is in my blood; with a Grandad who had a million horses and was also a blacksmith, he was my main inspiration. I started riding from a very young age (thanks to my grandparents who bought my first pony), I started out in the show ring. At about the age of 10 or 11 I had a very whizzy pony who was so much fun and here is where I found my love for showjumping. I have competed nationally up to 1.25/1.30m but have now chosen to focus more time in backing and producing youngsters. I currently have two horses; Peach Blossom UK who is now 7 but I have produced her since a just backed 4 year old and we are currently competing at newcomer/foxhunter level. And Miss Mole UK who is rising 5 but I have backed & produced her myself and currently competing at Novice/discovery. My aim is to continue with both of my horses and keep jumping up the levels with them.
I have a HUGE passion for teaching and think there is nothing better than seeing your students progress and achieve their goals. I was an active member of PC myself and am delighted to be involved again within the teaching side. As well as running my own private livery yard, I also teach at 5 other pony clubs and teach a lot freelance. I am working towards my BHS AI (hopefully won’t be long) and I would like to keep progressing and gaining more teaching qualifications.