Having grown up on a dairy farm with lots of horses I have always been keen from a very early age. My mum even had my first pony ready for me before I was even born!! Before branching off into the Eventing world, i was in the showing ring doing Working Hunter Pony. This included a win at the Royal International and qualifying for Horse of the Year Show. I was also an active member of the Belvoir Hunt Pony Club and started doing some Pony club ODE then this lead to joining British Eventing in 2013.
My favourite phase of Eventing is definitely the cross country because there is no other thrill like it. Over the years I have started to enjoy the dressage phase more and have realised the importance of this phase!
As everyone knows finding spare time with horses is very rare, so when I get the chance to relax, I love socialising with my friends and also love to baking cakes.
My biggest achievement from riding is winning an individual and team silver medal at the Junior European Championship in Fontainebleau. This was extra special because it was on a horse I have produced myself form a 5yo. Also from last year I finished in the top 10 36 out of 42 events with all my different horses ranging from CCI3* to 4yo classes. This year, 2019, I finished 4th,5th and 6th at Houghton in the Young Rider Championships and was them long-listed for the Young Europeans.
Name- Royal Fury
Stable Name- Rory
Year Foaled- 2010
Competition level- CCI3*-L
About- I have owned Rory since he was a four year old and have produced him up the levels myself. Our biggest achievement was at the Junior Europeans in 2018 in which we won individual and team silver medal. This year he won Lincoln OIu21 young rider trial and finsihed 6th at Houghton CCIYR3*-L securing him a place on the European Young Rider Longlist.
Stable Name- Halle
About- Halle is also another horse that I have produced myself from four years old. At only seven years old she has achieved 3/3 double clears at Intermediate level and CCI-S3* level finishing 2nd in two of them. She also finished 5th at Houghton in her first CCIYR3*-L. I strongly believe she will be one of my first CCI-5* horse.
Name- Indiana Du Vlist
About- Indie was brought as a three year old from brightwells sales and produced by myself. She has been in the top ten at 8/9 of her events so far, having won two of them. She has successfully moved up to novice this year (2019) finishing 3rd at Rockingham and 7th at Little Downham, with two double clears.
About-I brought jack in the summer of 2018 from Annie Bellamy, who brought him from Brightwells sales as a 3yo. Having never evented before I got Jack he has been double clear in all his BE events including 10th at the 4yo Championships at Osberton. He has qualfied for the 5yo championships at Osberton for 2019 and also gained a 2nd place at Rockingham novice at just five years old!
Name- Russal Z
Stable Name- Rosie
About- Rosie is a super 7yo that has produced some great double clears this year at Intermediate level and 3* level. She has also just completed her first three day event at Houghton Hall finsihing 4th in the CCIYR3*-L which also secured her a place on the European Young Rider Longlist.
Name- Carrigsean Tigerseye
Stable Name- Tayto
About- In 2018, he was longlsited for the Junior Europeans and this year won Belton OIu21 and jumped a double clear at Burnham Market in the CCI3*. He also finished 7th at Aston Le Walls OIu21.