Australian Riding Team
Emily Anker


Nickname(s): Em
Riding Diciplines: Eventing
Coach(es): Charllotte Pederson
Jamie Coman
Heath Ryan
Horses: Balmoral Cavalier
ESB Irish Endeavour
ESB Irish Accent
TL Mr Biggles
ESB Irish Eyes

Is your area a noted horse district? If so give details:

Wandin, it's the heart of the the Yarra Valley


Breed(s)/Breeding (pedigree)/Breeder of horses:

ESB (Equine Sports Breeding breed by Vanessa Hawkins), Thoroughbred, Balmoral Cavalier is a Wonderee horse breed by Kate Wallace. Endeavour is the sire of Eyes.


How did you come to get your horse(s):

Owners and myself and being at the right place at the right time.


Special care and management considerations of your horse(s):

All horses have their own needs. Learning to recognise and apply what each individual horse needs, that in itself is a full time job. With the huge range that Pryde's EasiFeeds offer, it's a lot easier to manage the feeding.


Name the most influential person in your riding career:

Mary King


Special highlight(s) in your riding career:

Member of Australian Trans Tasmin team 1998, 1st Melbourne CCI*** 2004, Completing Adelaide CCI**** with a broken leg in 2004. 1st and 2nd Camperdown CIC*** 2005, 4th Melbourne CICW*** 2005.


Describe your first pony:

A very mean and nasty little black Shetland called Midget.


Describe your riding history:

My parents run a riding academy so from the time I was born I have been interested in horses. From the age of 4 I was definitely going to the Olympic Games. I was very keen as a youngster, competing at anything and everything that was on. I won Pony Club State Championships in Dressage, Eventing and Show Jumping.

I have competed all around Australia as a Junior and Young Rider. I've continued on with that trend a have been competing at CCI*** level for the last 10 years. You just need to keep on fronting up.


Did you belong to a Pony Club? Give details:

Seville Pony Club, at the age of 5 once I could saddle my own pony and ride there, I was there.


Do you have any hobbies/other interests?

Dancing and Snow Skiing.


Describe your most embarrassing moment (horsey):

Getting on the Wide World of Sports opening scenes falling off at Adelaide CCI****. Whoops!


Do you have any superstitions?

I have lucky clothes and unlucky clothes. I have a thing about new things.


Do you have any 'other' animals?

Stan the Man (Stanley), he's a mini foxie Jack Russell X and he's the best dog in the world.


What are your ambitions?

To represent Australia at the Olympic Games.


What do you require from your horse feed?

Cool, responsive energy Yes

High energy Yes

Balanced minerals and vitamins Yes

Energy for work, without excess calories Yes

Coat condition Yes

No fuss breeding feeds Yes

Specific young horse feeds Yes


Which Pryde's feeds do you use and why do you like them?

EasiResult- I can feed everything on it, they all eat it and it does not heat them up.

EasiPerformance- It's a great high energy feed which I only use on the horses preparing for three day events.

EasiFeed 300 Pellet - What a great way to have a Vitamin and Mineral supplement in pellet form without the hassle of mixing powders through feeds. It stops the Vitamins being left at the bottom of the feed bin or blowing away. You know your horse is getting them.


Have you tried any other Pryde's Feed? Supply details.

Not as yet but very keen to start browsing through the extensive range available.


Have you trained or coached any riders who have had success?

I have a few riders competing at CIC & CCI** level and quite a few young guns that are sure to be out there competing at the higher grades.


How will Pryde's Sponsorship make a difference to you?

Pryde's Sponsorship is helping me to feed my horses to the best of my ability, to look after all of their individual needs in quite a simple and effective way. Susannah is a great asset to Pryde's. Being able to bounce ideas off her and most importantly talking to someone you can trust to get the right combinations. Most of all, the extent Pryde's has gone to to have Pryde's EasiFeed available to me whilst competing at Kentucky Rolex CCI**** April this year.