Confession time – My worst habit as a horse rider

Confession time – My worst habit as a horse rider

Ok guys, I’m taking a leaf out of A Timid Rider’s book and I’m confessing. It’s about my worst habit as a rider. No it’s not about the fact that even after riding for twenty years I still frequently pick up the wrong diagonal on the 

‘A Touch of Class’ – Compeition Report

‘A Touch of Class’ – Compeition Report

  Last weekend Nonie and I packed up the float and trundled 35km down the highway to a Dressage and Hack show. Having a show on our doorstep is such a treat so although the lead up was not perfect I had to go, and 

2018 Australian Adult Amateur Dressage Championships

2018 Australian Adult Amateur Dressage Championships

As many of you would be now know, Nonie and I recently ventured down to South East Queensland for the 2018 Australian Adult Amateur Dressage Championships. It was a brilliant trip and an amazing competition. Check out my recap video!

3 essential ingredients that make a great coach

3 essential ingredients that make a great coach

I have been very fortunate as a rider to work with some incredible coaches from whom I have learnt enormously. I’ve also worked with some arguably wonderful riders and coaches where I just haven’t got much out of the lesson. Over time I have come 

2018 – The Halfway Update

2018 – The Halfway Update

Given that 2018 is more than halfway over I thought it was high time for an update. Its safe to say that 2018 has not gone quite to plan. We certainly haven’t achieved all the goals that I set for us at the start of the 

Perspective – Dressage competition report

Perspective – Dressage competition report

As I sat next to my float polishing my boots as the fog slowly cleared this morning, listening to the sounds of Nonie contentedly chewing her breakfast, I had to laugh to myself. Perspective certainly is a funny thing. Just over two weeks ago I 

Cowgirling up in the dressage competition ring

Cowgirling up in the dressage competition ring

Competitions in Queensland are synonymous with camping in your horse float, wildlife in the bathrooms, good times with friends and a bit of riding thrown in for good measure. Sometimes you also have to cowgirl up and ride through some nerves. This past weekend at 

Learning the double bridle

Learning the double bridle

After my last competition of the year in 2016 my coach recommended that I was ready to start Nonie in a double bridle. For me this felt like a huge step forward, a sign that I was becoming a ‘grown-up’ rider. I had a few 

Clinic Recap

Clinic Recap

Well that’s a wrap on another awesome clinic with Dani Keogh. Walking away I couldn’t help but feel that this is what dressage is all about! I may be an average rider and while I love Nonie to pieces she is not the most talented 

Tilda Carnegie Paraequestrian – Featured Rider

Tilda Carnegie Paraequestrian – Featured Rider

Tilda Carnegie is a 20 year old dressage rider and University Student studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations. On the face of it she is just like any other young adult, who enjoys hanging out with her friends, has aspirations to travel