Victorian State Squad Rider Profiles
Competing at Australian Championships and going to Germany to ride.
For me just being in the ring is an absolute thrill. I take a lot of pride in the presentation of my horses, I won best presented horse and rider of the show in 2017 at Tatura.
I love riding my horses but I am also a keen competitive swimmer and love the outdoors.
Skyhi Ripple Effect
Blackall Park Texas
Jumping in the Juniors and making the Junior Final at the Australian Showjumping Championships 2018.
Jumping in the Victorian Junior Team and making the Junior Final at the AQUIS Champions Tour 2019.
I love fishing and cracking jokes that aren’t funny.
Riding in the Victorian Young Rider team at the Aquis Champions Tour
Riding for Australia in Thailand at the Princess Cup
Being named 2018 Young Jumping Rider of the Year
My favourite things are working with my horses and going to shows. I also enjoy catching up with mates, and working.
Dawn of the Day
One of my greatest highlights was competing in the 2018 national Interschools Championships held at Werribee. I was competing on Moon in the 105CT and was able to win that class as well as place 8th in the 110 showjumping.
Outside of horse riding one of my favourite things to do is play tennis. To have a hobby away from horses is great as it allows you to take a break and focus on something else and then come back the next day refreshed.
In addition to this I also enjoy building various pieces of timber furniture, anything from stools to small table all the way to dining tables, it is an enjoyable hobby that i enjoy a lot.
Marine Park Skipper
Winning a class in the Junior Showjumping at the Royal Adelaide Show 2018
Breaking in and training the Welsh ponies that Mum breeds.
Clifton Court Luxardo
The Four Lads
Competing in junior class at ASJC 2018 on new green horse
Placing 2nd in Junior Speed class at SA State Championships 2019
Winning overall champion at Victorian Interschools State Championships 1.20m in 2019
Squad member since 2013 – State Squad member since 2017.
My horses, show jumping and training OTT’s
Footy – Go Pies
Music festivals and yummy food
Fat Boy Slim
Its Lux Nitro
Yirakala Pippi Longstockings
State team selection for AQUIS
2nd and 5th Children’s champs at Aus Champs
2nd speed class at Equitana last year, beating Jamie Kermond in the process
Going to horse shows to catch up with my friends
Blackall Park Charity
Cil Dara Duchess
Out Late Thb
4yo Cera Cassiago sired gelding
Competing in my first junior’s classes at Australian Show Jumping Championships 2018.
I love to spend time on the farm with my horses and family!
Blackall Park Surprise
Blackall Park Roxy
For Fly Heldenlaan Z (Owned by Ian Mouser)
Skyhi Joie De Vivre
Developing BP Roxy and BP Surprise into competitive mounts.
Spending a couple of months training and competing in New Zealand 2015, which gave me an insight into the international competition arena.
State and National titles at Interschool events.
Being selected as a Top 10 finalist for Young Rider of the Year, 2017
I love working with young horses, I find it incredibly rewarding. When I’m away from the horses, I love snow skiing, reading and watching rom-comms. I’m also a die-hard chocolate fan.
2 2 Tango
A Kendalee Classic
Along with numerous youngsters at home!
Placing 23rd in the final of the Juniors at the Australian Showjumping Championships on Bonita Aurelia
Placing 4th in the consolation Junior final at the Australian Showjumping Championships on Flint Hill
Placing 1st in the Junior Championship class at the Victorian Country Championships on Bonita Aurelia
Placing 4th overall in the Juniors at the Victorian Championships on Bonita Aurelia
Placing 4th in my first Young Rider class at Tatura on Flint Hill
Riding for Victoria against New Zealand in the Trans Tasman Competition on borrowed horses
Riding in my first 1.30m class when I was 13 on a mare my parents bred
Any kind of sport!
Mt Robinsons Magic
Mt Robinsons Ricochet
Riding in the high country and Skittles
Saddle Up Avalon SV
LH Voldo SV
Some of my personal equestrian highlights include: competing in Junior and Young Rider classes at Royal shows, Australia and State Championship and other major shows, being part of the JV State Squad from 2017 to present, being selected in the Top 10 for the 2018 and 2019 Young Rider of the Year award, the friendship I have made through the sport and producing young horses and seeing them go on to make other people happy.
Other than my horses, I love dessert food and music!
OTTB Dark Habit
Winning the State championships and placing at Nationals,
Being selected to train in Germany with Lars Meyer and compete in Russia in the Russian Friendship Games in the Juniors. I came home with a 5th, a bronze, a silver, and a silver overall.
Riding and training at a stable in Ireland.
Placing 3rd in my first juniors start.
I love to travel!
Boulevard II (Stewie)
Irish Reign (Irish)
Jumping clear rounds at 120cm having only competed to 100cm last year
Competing and friendships!
Spring Creek Pattern
Snowy River Banshee
One of my riding highlights was competing Spring Creek Pattern at the AQUIS Champions Tour in the Junior Tour. She is only a little horse, so it was an incredible feeling!
Winning the Barwon Interschools SJ Series two years in a row 2017/2018
Being accepted into Development Squad 1 2017/2018 and State Squad 2019
A highlight for me has been finding Sunday Rhatigan, this once in a lifetime off the track thoroughbred who has so much natural raw talent. He went from learning how to go over poles to jumping 110cm within 6 months. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to train him, and I am excited about our competitive future together!
Placing in our first two big shows, Boneo Summer SJ Classic and Mount Gambier Velodrome in 2019
Knowing that there is an upcoming show and just training and preparing for it
Jimmy has been by far my favourite horse to train, compete, and just general riding. He is just so easy going and chill, not to mention his enormous amount of talent.
Making social media edits that have meaning; and inspiring others.
Competing at the Royal Adelaide Show. Competing there was just so amazing with the atmosphere and beautiful show grounds.
I love when you go out onto a massive arena and you experience that nervous/excited feeling. I love the feeling of riding a perfect round, and the joy and excitement that follows!
5th in Junior class at South Australia Titles 2019
1st in interschools 120cm class 2019
2nd in young rider class at Geelong Show Jump club
6th in the 130cm class Yarra Valley jump club 2019
2nd in the 120cm 21 years and under class at Yarra Valley show jump club
The joy I get from putting in months and months of hard work and finally achieving goals and results.
Bonnie Valley NoBuck Boris
Bonnie Valley CookiesnCream
Competing at the PCA Nationals in 2017
Being selected for the PCA Nationals 2019
Competing at the Interschool Nationals 2018
The lifelong friendships you create with fellow riders and coaches
BP Somer Du Rouet
I ride Kingsbrook Victory for his owners.
Equitana Fibre Fresh Speed Knock Out (2018)
Susan Pike Juniors Champion, Whittlesea Show (2018)
Interschool Stars Champion Newhaven College (2018)
National Champion Interschools Primary (2017)
Taking Trix ‘off the track’ to compete 1.20 m.