Meet Jessie Smith South Australian dressage and show rider, who also happens to be the first Australian featured rider! At just 18 and 21 Jessie and Storm respectively have already achieved some big things. Her recent accomplishments include finishing in the top 10 at the Interschool National Championships last year, being a finalist for the Showhorse/Dressage Scholarship and being named on the 2018 South Australian Youth Development Dressage Squad. [ 832 more words ]
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30 Day Challenge for Rural and Equestrian Bloggers
For the month of February Sophie Callahan Photography is hosting a 30 Day Challenge on Instagram. Although I am running a bit behind schedule with it, I really wanted to take part. While it is an Insta-Challenge I decided I wanted to have it all together in one spot. So without further ado…
The first challenge was to introduce yourself. I decided to do this via a vlog (my first ever!), with Nonie by my side of course. You can take a look at this vlog here.
The Day 2
Ok so I may have sort of cheated with this one. The day two challenge was to share your work space. I suppose the traditional way to interpret this as a blogger would be to share a photo of my desk. Here’s the thing though, I do my best thinking in the shower and have my most creative idea’s on horseback. As such it seemed fitting to share a photo from my arena/riding area.
Day 2 (yep I’m behind already) Of the @sophiecallahanphotography challenge – a photo of your workspace. So I took a little artistic liberty with this one. This is a shot from the bottom of hill 100m from our dressage arena (aka my workspace). #dressagerider #arenascene #equestrianbloggers #thesandarenaballerina #mackaypride #horserider
I do love a good quote, and this one just happens to be one of my favorites. For me, it emphasizes how important it is not to underestimate a determined, passionate person.
Day 4 of the #30dayequestrianchallenge is ‘a work in progress’. Nonie and I certainly fit that description. At the moment we are working hard to get the changes exactly where I want them, get more wrap in the half pass and make the transitions from collected to medium to collected really clear. It’s hard work but it’s also damn fun. What’s your work in progress? #flyingchanges #equestrianbloggers #horsebloggers #dressagehorse #teamwilsonequestrian sonequestrian #teamequimind #canterwork
For those of you who have been following our journey you’ll know that I’ve set a number of goals for 2018. I believe that setting goals is important and helps to give direction to your ‘work in progress’.
For day 5 of the 30 day challenge I shared ‘a pretty picture and a valuable tip’. The photo I shared was from my medium level debut in 2017 taken by the supremely talented Jordan Wicks Photography. She really manages to capture those special moments between horse and rider.
My tip – find a coach you click with, one who believes in you and pushes you out of your comfort zone to support your growth. I feel incredibly lucky to have found that it my current coach – Danielle Keogh.
Day 7 – share a photo of your pet. This is Sailor the toy poodle who is not quite 3kg (7lb). She is the cutest, happiest bundle of joy. For me having animals in my life is super important, they show us how to love unconditionally. It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had they are always beyond excited to see you at the end of it and they want nothing in return. #poodlesofinsta #equestrianbloggers #petsofinstagram #thesandarenaballerina
Stayed tuned as I share the remaining challenges!
NOTE – if you are wondering what has happened to day 6 that would be a good question. After posting my day 7 challenge, I realised that I had not posted a day six photo… whoops. Let’s blame that on fatigue and (my one) cider.