Breed(s)/Breeding (pedigree)/Breeder of horses:
Warmbloods, all imported
How did you come to get your horse(s):
I'm a professional dressage trainer
Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):
Name the most influential person in your riding career:
Vicki Brydon, Doug Green
Special highlight(s) in your riding career:
Winning Champion and Runner up 4yr old Australian Final 2004
Winning 4 and 5yr old, and Champion of Champions Sydney CDI 2005
Winning PSG Challenge NSW State Final 2005
Winning Advanced Champion NSW Championships 2004
Describe your first pony:
Tiny Tim……he was a shocker
Describe your riding history:
Showing until age 13, polocrosse until age 16, rodeo until age 28, dressage until now
Did you belong to a Pony Club?
Do you have any hobbies/other interests?
Describe your most embarrassing moment:
Falling off in the cut out yard at the Copmanhurst Campdraft day
Do you have any superstitions?
Yes…..not being prepared enough
Do you have any 'other' animals?
Bella my dog
What are your ambitions?
To compete on the European circuit, then hopefully represent Australia
What do you require from your horse feed?
Cool, responsive energy
Balanced minerals and vitamins
Energy for work, without excess calories
Specific young horse feeds
Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?
EasiPerformance and EasiResult. They are Easi to feed and the horses really like them. Now that we have worked out the diet, my horses offer even energy levels for longer periods, which is essential for training dressage horses
Have you tried any other Pryde's Feed?
Not yet, am looking to try the oil concentrate and the power packs
Do you have any other businesses:
Property consultancy business
Have you trained or coached any riders who have had success?
Yes. My Indonesian riders won 5 from 6 gold medals at the Indonesian National Games. I train many riders in all states that have won their respective State Championships.
How will Pryde's Sponsorship make a difference to you?
It will be good to get settled into working with a great team. Pryde's team offer me the support to know that my horses diets are suited to both the individual horse, and the discipline we are involved in. Now I can concentrate on what I do best, and sleep sound knowing my horses are getting the best feed on the market.