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Anne-Marie Styles
  Nickname(s): Annie
  Riding Diciplines: Eventing, Showjumping
  Coach(es): Erik Duvander
  Horses: As You Like It (Pete)
Opera Groove (Claude)
JJ Habibi (Hebe)
Penfold (Sunny)
Leo Getz (Leo)
 

 

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

Yes, Clevedon is very horsey and it is particularly well known for polo

 

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

They are predominantly TB ex race horses although Hebe and Leo have been purpose bred sport horses

 

Name the most influential person in your riding career and why:

My husband Alex for his constant support and belief in me

 

Special highlight(s) in your riding career:

Finishing 2nd in the CIC***W at Kihikihi in 2008 on Opera Groove.  Also finishing 2nd and 3rd in the CIC*** at the KC HOY Show on As You Like It and Opera Groove in 2009.  Winning the Puhinui CCI** way back in 1997 on my “first hack” Templeton

 

Describe your first pony:

Dolly was a 16 year old 10.2hh bay mare who we bought off our neighbour for $200.  She was fantastic and served myself, my sister and brother before we on-sold her to some friends aged 20+ years.  She was still going strong at 30!

 

Describe your riding history:

I started out through the pony club system and did all the usual things.  I competed at the NZPC Champs in Eventing, Dressage and Show Jumping from aged 10 to 17.  Outside of Pony Club I was originally focused on Show Jumping but when I came off ponies I began to concentrate more on eventing and have pursued a career training and competing eventers since committing full time to riding several years ago.

 

Do you have any hobbies/other interests?

I don't get much time for anything else!

 

Describe your most embarrassing (horse related) moment, if any:

Horse of the Year Show 2008 - Opera Groove decided he would rather be anywhere other than the main dressage arena - it was a very embarrassing moment!

 

Do you have any ‘other' animals?

Two fox terriers Izzy and Abe

 

What are your ambitions?

To compete successfully at CCI**** Level and to represent NZ at World Games and Olympics

 

What do you require from your horse feed?

Cool, responsive energy

High energy

Balanced minerals and vitamins

Energy for work, without exess calories

Coat condition

No fuss breeding feeds

Specific young horse feeds

 

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

Primarily I use EasiResult.  All my eventers are on it and have been for many years.  The horses all look and feel great on it, and they love it!  I also use Rebuild for those which need to pick up condition.  My broodmare and young horses get BioMare Cubes and I find this an excellent feed also.

 

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

Most of the people I coach are young up-and-coming riders who are coming up through the ranks

 

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

I am delighted to be sponsored by Pryde's.  With the running costs of competition horses increasing all the time, the support I receive from Pryde's enables me to ensure all my horses nutritional requirements are not compromised.

 

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Report: Anne-Marie Styles
Things have been flat out over the past few weeks with competitions and coaching, it is hard to know where the time goes .....
[24-Mar-14]
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[26-Feb-14]
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We have been out and about to a couple of local shows.....
[29-Aug-13]
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The eventing season got underway in mid September and whilst I have been out of action in the latter stages of pregnancy, Alex has kept things...
[24-Oct-12]
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Leo has been sold and it was quite sad to say goodbye as he was the first horse that we bred so he has been in the family a long time! Lovely to see...
[28-Aug-12]
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Leo has been jumping some good rounds in the bigger classes and Alex has taken him hunting a few times as well so he is certainly getting a bit of...
[19-Jul-12]
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My horses are going well – my Futures Squad horse who was injured at the start of the year is back in work and going to his first CIC event this...
[19-Jun-12]
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Hebe did a stunning dressage test to lead the class with 75%! I was absolutely delighted with him and couldn’t have asked for anymore. He blazed...
[12-Jun-12]
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Hebe and Bowie both acquitted themselves well though with good tests and double clears to finish first and third respectively.
[08-May-12]
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I have also gained some amazing young horses to carry on with for a short period, including one from Sonja Johnson to campaign for her while she is away...
[29-Mar-12]
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Jake also came along for the ride and he acquitted himself extremely well given his greenness with a lovely clear cross country. He is definitely a horse...
[27-Mar-12]
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On Sunday, I won the D Grade Championship class on Queen of Hearts NZPH. I jumped double clean with the fastest time.
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[14-Feb-12]
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The new year has kicked off with a great start for me, having purchased a new competition horse for this season.
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[18-Jan-12]
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The Autumn season is now well underway and we have had two of our major events for the season.
[27-Apr-11]
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It was great catching up with Peter and Tina from Pryde’s. HOY is such a neat show and there is always so much to see and do!
[30-Mar-11]
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Leo is quite a cheeky character and he generally prefers it when he is the one calling the shots....particularly when we are out in public!
[10-Mar-11]
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Pete has recovered well from his bruised splint bone and is back in work and gearing up for Horse of the Year CIC *** in March.
[31-Jan-11]
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Well I am sad to say that this month has not been a great one and things did not continue on according to plan as they had been!
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