I inherited my love for horses through my equestrian background; my Grandmother is a successful Arabian breeder. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to fulfil my dreams of being a world renowned rider and consummate horseman.
These goals have begun to come to fruition thanks to my first horse, Hennessy Cormac. Bought six years ago as a five-year-old, when I was 14, we introduced each other to eventing and have progressed up the grades together. Produced and educated entirely by myself he has become a horse of a lifetime.
Having achieved four A grade A levels, I spent two years under the guidance of my mentor Angela Tucker, followed by work experience with both Pippa Funnell and Nigel Taylor.
In 2009 my partnership with Hennessy brought many placings at intermediate level and in Young Rider trials, and we finished the season with a top 15 placing at Weston Park CCI**. The following season we stepped up to advanced level, completing Blenheim CCI***, Hartpury CIC*** and the Intermediate Championships at Gatcombe. Two top seven placings in the spring of 2011 sealed Hennessy’s advanced credentials. Hennessy has opened many doors for me and I hope to complete the fairy tale by proving him to be one of the best four star cross country horses in the world.
I have also gained national and international experience on a number of other horses. I now have a fantastic team all of which are being carefully and consistently produced up the grades and are beginning to make their international debuts. They are the future and fill me with enormous optimism. To have achieved this at my age highlights my talent and ability and singles me out as one of the most investable and exciting young riders in the country.
I am now looking to expand my string of horses and find equine stars of the future to produce to international level. My professionalism, focus and determination is coupled with a sense of fun and the relaxed atmosphere here would make me the perfect jockey for your horse.