It all started for me when I was 9 years old, and I only have my mum and grandma to blame! They have been the biggest reason I have got to where I am now, and I know I wouldn’t have without their help and support. My very first pony had me off about 60 times, but she taught me a lot, I was lucky to have some lovely ponies in between getting my first proper 148cm jumping pony, who took me to jumping to 1.25m in Guernsey. He was where my love for showjumping came from and we still have him now at home retired age 26!
After I got my first horse, I decided to try and follow my dreams and did the big move from Guernsey to England, where I worked on 2 top showjumping yards over the course of 6 and a half years. In this time I bought my first young horse to produce, and he ended up jumping in the Hickstead 6yo 1.30m final in the main ring, before he got sold to a top stables and he will always be my horse of a life time.
I now have 3 other young horses, 2 I’ve had since very green 4yo, and one I broke in as a 4 year old. I am very excited about the future with my 3 6yo who are now jumping 1.30’s and making it feel very easy! Earlier this year I decided to take a bit of a leap of faith and start up my own business with the horses, I thought if I don’t do it now I probably never will!
Luckily it is going great so far, I am at a beautiful yard in Devon with top facilities and 13 horses in. I offer training, breaking and sales livery as well as welcoming tricky horses because I love the challenge!
I think a big part of the horses being so happy here is their diet. They are on top quality hay and feed, recently I’ve moved over to Mollichaff and I definitely notice a difference in them. I generally use Mollichaff Extra, due to the added vitamins and minerals for my competition horses, and I also have a few horses that are a little fussy and have previously come with ulcers, and they are on the Mollichaff Light Molasses Free chaff and they can’t get enough of it! I also have one of the horses on the Mollichaff Complete Calmer, and she is like a different horse – I would highly recommend it if you have a lively one!
My plans for next year are to do the newcomers and Foxhunter second round shows. I would really love to try and qualify them for lanaken which I know will be tough, but if not I would love to go back to the sunshine tour in Spain!