Dressage

My values as an equestrian

My values as an equestrian

I recently listened to the #HorseHour podcast ‘Train your brain’ episode. In this episode host Amy Frost talked to performance coach Jenni Winter about how we can harness our brains to maximise performance with our horses. During this conversation, Jenni discussed the importance of our […]

A clinic with Danielle Keogh

A clinic with Danielle Keogh

Last weekend I attended a clinic with my coach Danielle Keogh. As well as being an incredible dressage rider and coach, Dani is also an experienced physiotherapist. I believe that her deep understanding of anatomy and biomechanics gives her a unique perspective as a trainer. […]

EquiMind Summer Championships 2017

EquiMind Summer Championships 2017

What if you could wake up at 6am, have a relaxing breakfast and then make your way out to a competition, plait your horse up, compete and be back home for lunch? Well that is exactly what I did this morning for the EquiMind Summer […]

What is in a dressage score?

What is in a dressage score?

As dressage riders we have all had that experience of going into the ring and feeling like we rode an awesome test, only to receive our test sheets and be disappointed with the score. Sometimes it may be that what we were feeling and what […]

Bailey Notle Part 2 – Fair Joy

Bailey Notle Part 2 – Fair Joy

Last week I shared Part 1 of my ‘interview’ with Bailey, where she shared about how she found her way into the horse world and the lessons that she has learnt along the way. This week it’s all about her stunning mare Fair Joy! There […]

Bailey Nolte Part 1 – Finding love in horses

Bailey Nolte Part 1 – Finding love in horses

I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Bailey Notle law student, fiancé and all round incredible equestrian. Learn about how she entered the horse world and then found her way to dressage.

EquiMind Online Dressage Competitions

EquiMind Online Dressage Competitions

In June, Nonie and I were fortunate enough to be selected for sponsorship by online equestrian competition company EquiMind. The British based company cater for riders across a variety of disciplines including dressage, showing horsemanship and western vaulting and even have specialised classes for blind […]

Lessons learnt in my medium debut

Lessons learnt in my medium debut

Two weekends ago Nonie and I danced down the centreline of our first ever medium dressage tests. In the week leading up to this competition my body was filled with a maelstrom of emotions. Excitement, nerves and pride. While we didn’t make take the dressage […]

Emily and Goose – Journey to the National Dressage Pony Cup

Emily and Goose – Journey to the National Dressage Pony Cup

I recently wrote about the connections I have made with riders from across the world via Instagram, one such rider is Emily Grimstead. The first thing you will undoubtedly notice when you scroll through Emily’s feed is her spunky, spotty pony – Goosebumps or Goose […]

Getting the most out of your riding lesson

Getting the most out of your riding lesson

This weekend I was lucky enough to ride at the Kim Weston clinic hosted by PVS Training & Equine Services in Bowen, North Queensland. This meant a three hour drive, but it was definitely worth it. Kim is a incredibly experienced coach and this comes across […]