I started riding when I was two years old after my mum was advised by my physio that it would help my balance because I have cerebral palsy. My first pony was a Shetland called Diana, who was followed by a pony called Poppy – he was handed down to my sisters when I'd outgrown him.
I joined Pony Club and the RDA at Clwyd SRC, attending my first RDA nationals on Aaron, a palomino pony. I was on the front page of the magazine the following year in a tweed jacket! That’s when I got the bug for dressage, and I also competed with BYRDs Wales team.
I have made many friends along the way, including Tess Chew, Janet Horswill and my current coach/mentor Sophie Wells, all of whom have made a positive contribution to my riding and results to date.
Chico was my second horse, but was the one that got me noticed. Sophie, my coach and support rider, has a special relationship with him because he finds it funny to start warming up looking like a llama. I also have a horse called Midnight, who I took to the European Championships in 2019.
I have a special friendship with Izzy Palmer because we are the young ones on the programme, and we enjoy sharing our experiences and supporting each other.
In my spare time, I enjoy baking and spending time with my French bulldog, Billy, who accompanies me everywhere. He isn't popular in the wagon because he snores so loudly.