Alex Murray – Dressage rider at heart

Alex Murray – Dressage rider at heart

It’s been a while since we’ve had a featured rider on TSAB. As I was thinking about who I wanted to invite to be part of this project I realised that my friend Alex Murray, with so many different and incredible experiences under her belt 

The problem with pursuing perfection

The problem with pursuing perfection

Hi my name is Andrea and I’m recovering perfectionist. Just kidding. But in all seriousness I often joke about the fact that I’m a perfectionistic overachiever. Within the equine world, dressage riders are often known for being the detail-oriented  perfectionists. And similar things are often 

An Equestrian Holiday at Monte Velho

An Equestrian Holiday at Monte Velho

I understand and accept that a dream holiday for some people is sitting on a beach in the Maldives sipping a cocktail. It’s probably pretty clear by now that I am not one of those people. NO. My idea of the perfect holiday is to 

Confidence

Confidence

I should preface this by saying that I have never been a confident person either in or out of the saddle. But I’ve been thinking a lot about confidence recently. Not the type of confidence that sees you standing down your fears. Nor is it 

PRARG Ribbon Day – Competition Report

PRARG Ribbon Day – Competition Report

This weekend was one of those blissfully horse filled weekends that leaves you simultaneously exhausted and riding a bit of a high. With the State Championships in my rear view mirror I made the decision to nominate for a club competition at PRARG. Mostly because 

The 8ft dressage arena

The 8ft dressage arena

Find out how placing last helped me to see that we have moved out of the 8ft dressage arena

Getting back in the sand arena

Getting back in the sand arena

Last weekend Nonie and I had our first time back in the sand arena as Brisbane-it’s. This also happened to be our first competition in over six months. The lead up My first proper ride last week was on Tuesday (Nonie had a body work 

Paula Price lesson Recap

Paula Price lesson Recap

Last Saturday Nonie and I ventured out for our first lesson in Brisbane! My local dressage club was holding a clinic with local FEI dressage rider and coach Paula Price so I decided I would go along. It was an exciting milestone that initially had 

2019 The Beginnings – Equestrian Edition

2019 The Beginnings – Equestrian Edition

Ummm so how is 2019 already 1/3 of the way over? It certainly has been a jam packed start to the year. Here’s what you might have missed so far.   2019 got off to a fairly slow start as I recovered from a strange 

2019 – The Goals and The Plan

2019 – The Goals and The Plan

Nothing makes me heart sing quite like the start of a new year. Thats not because it’s time for resolutions or a ‘new year, new me’ attitude. Frankly I find that approach a little problematic. I work hard all year to improve myself as a