Your first memory of Horseland
Walking into the Horseland Strathpine store when I was 13 years old, it was Heaven! After finding out it was for sale, I begged my parents to buy the business, which they did! And the rest is history.
How long have you been riding for
My Grandfather Len taught me to ride after most school days when I was six years old.
When did you fall in love with horses?
I'm not sure? But I do know I drove my parents crazy with reins on my bike, jumps down the hallway and on the lawn!
What is your favourite discipline
Eventing for sure, tests the horse and the rider in so many aspects.
How many horses do you have
We have a Quarter horse Gelding called Burger; well, that's his non-registered name. He is my daughter's boy
Funniest riding moment
I use to boast as a kid that my horse would stop on his own without hands; he actually would slide stop at the gate. My dad took the gate away to be fixed and put up an electric tape (Much lower than the gate). I galloped on my pony up to the tape; instead of stopping, she and unexpectedly jumped the tape! My pony immediately put the brakes on, and I went flying into a large Hedge. It took two people to get me out. I never boasted about my riding ever again.
Your equestrian hero.
Who can forget Gillian Rolton and Peppermint Grove in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics! The first female equestrian to win Gold! And overcome such adversity. Wow! Gillian was such an inspiration, and she continued to invest and support the equestrian sport throughout her life.