Born and raised in the heart of Devon, I had my first pony ride age 5, and since then have competed in all aspects of the equine division; from tetrathlon to eventing, and I’ve now found my feet in the dressage world.
Aged 16, I started taking the horses seriously, when I was given the chance to start teaching. I then went on to complete various equine and managerial NVQ’s, and obtain my BHS Stage 4, AI and Stable Manager’s degree.
Aged 18, I bought my German bred dressage horse, Luke, who at 5, struggled to canter a 20 metre circle. 3 years on, Luke has excelled from Preliminary to Medium, being in top 3 placings on every occasion, including wins at Regional competitions and top placings at National competitions at Hartpury and Stoneleigh.
For the last 12 months, I have been based with event rider, Helen West, who has helped me progress through the levels, as well as giving me opportunities to ride top level event horses, and I’ve gained great experience from this. I’m currently seeking sponsorship to enable me to continue to follow the dressage path, and succeed on a professional level.