The equestrian girl is a unique breed and is pretty easy to spot so long as you know what to look for. Here are 15 signs that you might be an equestrian girl. 1. Your social life is restricted to hanging out with friends at …
About the Ballerina’s
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 through my work as a dietitian in a community health service. When I’m not working, I can be found with my partner in crime, Nonie (aka Mon Ami), whether I am riding her, spoiling her with treats or scratching her favourite spots. Nonie is a 13 year old Oldenburg x thoroughbred mare, who was bred in Central North Queensland. We’ve now been together since mid 2010.
Whilst Nonie and I are still in the early days of dressage journey together, we have ambitions of competing at the FEI level. Dancing down the centreline of a grand prix test with her would be an absolute dream come true. In 2019 we relocated from North Queensland to Brisbane to pursue opportunities to train and compete on a more regular basis.
The name of this blog does not come from a unique blend horse riding and dancing. Despite the six months of ballet classes I took before declaring that I could dance now, I am one of the clumsiest people I know. Instead the name of this blog was inspired by what dressage at its best represents to me – a beautifully executed dance, horse and rider perfectly complementing one another. When Nonie and I are in harmony there are moments when it truly feels as though we are dancing.