Horseland Sponsored Rider - Rebekah McDougall

Rebekah McDougall, Horseland Sponsored Rider & PCA National Senior Eventing Champion 2011

 

 

 

Date of Birth

27/01/1990

 

Where do you live?

Koo Wee Rup, Victoria

 

When did you start riding?

My 4th Birthday- When I got my 1st pony ‘Harley’

 

Why did you start riding?

Mum rode and I would ride her horses when I was little

 

What are your horses names?

ESB Irish Patience (Wilson) and Blackall Park Jive (BJ)

 

Which is your favourite horse/s?

Harley, he was my 1st pony. He taught me to ride, would buck me off and take off on me on most rides, but I never gave up always got back on.

Wilson, he is my current superstar that I have brought on and done all the hard work with. I got him as a 3 year old and recently won the PCA Nationals Evening on him.

 

Describe a typical day for you...

Up at 6 to ride one pony, feed out the tribe, get ready and leave for work by 7.15am. I work from 8.45 until 5pm, drive home and ride other pony, feed out the tribe, then go inside and relax!

 

What is your highest achievement to date?

PCA National Senior Eventing Champion 2011

 

Who is the most influential person in your riding career?

Mum, she has always supported me and paid for most things to do with the ponies :)

 

Who or what inspires you?

My Coaches, Nat Davies (SJ) and Heide Talbot (Dressage) They both work hard for everything they have and are willing to help at any time.

 

What is your favourite competition accessory?

Collegiate leather sheepskin open front and hind jump boots – love them!

 

What advice would you give to other riders?

 Don’t give up, it will pay off!

 

Secrets for success...

Take the criticism from others home and improve on it, you can only get better!