Nonie came into my life in less than ideal circumstances. In 2010, I was a slightly dramatic 22yo, in the second last year of a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics. I’d just broken up with a boy who at the time I thought was the […]
Hi, I’m Andrea. Like most little girls, I grew up playing with my pony toys, but these games quickly flourished into a life-long passion for all things equine. Throughout my life, horses have grounded me, helping me to retain my sanity during my years of study at high school and university. When I bundled my life into my car to leave home for my first job, there was never a question as to whether my horse would come with me.
As an adult, I fund my equestrian obsession by working as a clinical dietitian at the local hospital. When I’m not working, I can be found with my partner in crime, Nonie, whether I am riding her, spoiling her with treats or scratching her favourite spots. Nonie is a 12 year old Oldenburg x thoroughbred mare, who was bred in Central North Queensland. We’ve now been together for seven years.
Whilst Nonie and I are only at the beginning of our dressage journey, we have ambitions of competing at Grand Prix level.
The name of this blog does not come from a unique blend horse riding and dancing. Despite the six months of ballet classes I tool before declaring that I could dance now, I am one of the clumsiest people I know. To me, dressage at its best is a beautifully executed dance, horse and rider perfectly complementing one another. When Nonie and I are in harmony it there are moments when it truly feels as though we are dancing.
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