About Me
EARLY  YEARS

I am Jersey born and lived in the Channel Islands until I was 18.​

I was educated at Beaulieu Convent school where I stayed until I finished my A-levels in 2013.

I have ridden since the age of 3. I started being led around the Jersey lanes on a wonderful shetland - Pip - who had taught countless children to ride. Even at that age I knew where my passion lie ... on the back of a horse.

One of the first ponies that was so influential to me was Tinkerbell, a 12hh grey Welsh Section A mare who started me on the dressage road. She took me hunting at the age of 6 and swimming in the sea not long after.

I had some wonderful ponies after Tinkerbell, all very different and individual, none were really dressage ponies but I had immense fun and learned so much from all of them. We bought Brynithon Monarch, a 4 year old Welsh Section C as a hunting pony, although being quite opinionated on life we qualified for the Petplan Championships at Hartpury in 2009 at Novice. That was my first taste of a Championship competition and I loved every minute of it.


​STARTING MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER

I moved onto horses when I was 13 and soon took over the ride on my mothers coloured gelding Mr Mercury. It took us a little while to form a partnership but we have now been to 5 Winter Championships, 2 National Championships, numerous premier leagues and international competitions.

I bought Royal Cola as a 4 year old and have been slowly progressing her through the levels. She has an amazing personality and we have a real understanding with each other.  She was retired from competition in 2015 to take up a a new career as a broodmare. I now have her super colt - Dansohn (Dorito), who was born in April 2016.

In August 2013 I moved to the UK with Mercury and Cola and started work for Nicky and Richard Barrett.  The experience I gained from working for them for over two years has been invaluable.  I still train regularly with Nicky, I greatly value her experience and expertise in training my horses.

In November 2015 I moved to run a private dressage yard for Lisa Morgan, taking my horses with me and looking after horses and competing Knoxx's Figaro.  I am very fortunate to have had such a supportive owner.
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BEF YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMME


I have also been selected for the 2018 BEF Young Professional Programme in conjuntion with British Dressage.  The 12-month programme is funded by Sport England and has been developed to support athletes to transition out of the youth development pathway. The Programme is designed to help young riders build a wider skill-set and support their personal and career development, enabling them to thrive and earn a living in the wider equestrian sport network.  I am looking forward to a series of workshops over the next year and benefiting from the expertise of business mentors from the equestrian industry, Hartpury staff, and high profile speakers covering a range of topics.

EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

In June 2016 I was selected for the Young Rider Europeans in Valencia, Spain.  It was such an honour to be selected to represent my country at European level, all the work Mercury and I have done being recognised.

The European Championships in Valencia was such an amazing experience, Mercury travelled the 1000 miles like a true professional, all the hours spent travelling from Jersey to the UK  put to good use.  The facilities in Oliva Nova were fantastic, lovely airy stables, fantastic surfaces and the most beautiful backdrop ... mountains one side and the beach the other. 

We were second to go in the team test and posted our highest international score at PSG with 69.5% with one small hiccup on the last flying change.  We were 5th overnight and finished 15th overall, with the highest score for the team.  I was so proud of Mercury! 

Our Individual test had three costly mistakes which dropped our score to 66.9% and we ended 28th, still in the top half of the results.  I was delighted with the judges comments which made up for our mistakes.  I am so proud of Mercury to have taken me to the European Championships, when I started riding him 8 years ago I never dreamed we would achieve so much.

In November 2016 I was trilled to be asked to be a rider for David Hunt at the National Convention at Hartpury, I was so proud of Mercury who demonstrated the beginning of half steps to over 1000 people.  I was also delighted to be awarded the Pablo Picasso trophy as the highest placed Young Rider in the Team Test at Europeans, and the Graduate Trophy by the selectors for the most improved U21 rider in 2016.

GOALS FOR 2018

2017 has seen me achieve my career goal to date .. to have trained my own horse to Grand Prix.  Mr Mercury and I have done two Under 25 Grand prix tests at Somerford Park Premier League and Hickstead Premier League.  We have also competed at Inter11 and several InterB tests.  My goal is now to work on these tests over the next six months and raise our scores for 2018.  

I have also aquired a new horse, Towie.  My initial intention was to send her to join Cola at Newton Stud in Devon as we bought her as a broodmare but I  started riding her and she is progressing well.  Having never competed, she has been to a couple of competitions and I hope to start really campaigning her in 2018.

​​TEACHING & TRAINING

I am available for dressage training in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and East Devon and have occasional vacancies for competition, sales and training liveries 
Fully insured.
Please contact me for availability or to discuss your requirements.