Brand Ambassadors

Our Riders love our products with fantastic success stories to share!
Emma Bates
Show Jumping
14yo Show Jumper from Rotorua

I am a 14yo show jumper from Rotorua and have been riding since I was 9. The bug with competing, started in the show hunter ring. Some of my greater achievements include winning Category A North Island Champs two years in a row and placing 2nd in Cat A Show Hunter of the year, title class at horse of the year 2019. I started Show Jumping last season and a currently competing at mini prix level with my pony. My achievements show jumping include consistently placing at mini prix level and placing 2nd in the 1.20m class at Horse of the year last year.

My ponies thrive off cortaflex and ...

Jessica Townsend
Show Jumping / Show Hunter
Show hunter and Show Jumping Rider from Darfield

I am a 15 year old Showjumper/Show Hunter rider based in Darfield where I also attended Darfield High School as a year 11 student.

I am recognised for my successes in the pony Show Jumping and Show Hunter ring aboard my pony Tallyho Neptune. I have numerous wins in 1-1.05 Championship Show Jumping classes and numerous wins in National Category B Pony High Points Classes, including winning the Canterbury Championships Category B High Points and open class.

Amongst all the Equine-America products I use, my favourites would be the Cortaflex HA powder and the Apple Lytes Granules ...

Emily Fraser
Show Jumper
Manawatu Show Jump Rider

I grew up around horses my whole life, starting riding before I could walk. Have had fantastic horses and ponies all the way through my career to date. Youth Olympic gold medal at the 2014 games. 2x pony Grand Prix series winner. 2nd in the university series last season. I have just started a new career path as the huntsman of Manawatu Hunt club and will continue to compete as well with my small jumping team. All my horses from my small jumping team of 2 to my growing hunting team are on Cortaflex products such as Turmeric, Super Hoo...

Olivia Brown
Show Jumping

I am a 19yo showjumper from South Otago. I live on a dairy farm with my father where we breed our own sport horses for us to compete (RH Sport Horses). I have been riding since I was very young and grew up hunting with Eastern Southland hunt club since I was 4. I started showjumping a few years later and now currently have a team of 4 competing from age groups to Grand Prix classes. This season I was lucky enough to be apart of the winning South Island young rider team to compete in Melbourne for the Trans-Tasman cup. My favourite Equine America products are the Biotin xtra and So Kalm past...

Claudia Thomas
Show Jumper & Show Hunter
Show Jump and Show Hunter rider from Rotorua

Mostly recognized in the Show Hunter ring, in the past years I’ve experienced great success in the equestrian world. Last season in the show jumping circuit, I competed in the five-year-old series early in the season, and later placed my focus on training an ex-racehorse, Abaddon. My thoroughbred progressed over the season, and this season I’m hoping to get him up to Junior Rider level. This season I will resume riding Airborne MVNZ in the Junior rider series, and potentially reach the Young Rider series. My proudest achievement ...

Lucy Cochrane
Dressage, Show and Event Rider
Canterbury Dressage, Show and Event Rider

I am a dressage, show and event rider from Canterbury with a wide team of 7 across my disciplines this season. Some recent major achievements include being a title winner at National U25 Dressage Champs 2019, winning the FEI World Dressage Challenge 2019, competing in Sydney at the Grand National Showing Championships as well as many other regional and island titles and wins across each discipline over the years. I’m very lucky to be a part of the Equine America team this season, and have this super business supporting the horses and I on our journey to our goals. With being out competing...

Tristan Thomas
Show Jumper & Show Hunter

Hi, I’m Tristan Thomas. I’m a show hunter and show jumping rider in New Zealand and am proudly a brand ambassador for Cortaflex NZ. I’ve won numerous show hunter titles; including 3 x Junior Rider Equitation National Series title winner, Junior and Category C High Points National Series winner, Combined Category A, B and C Show Hunter Pony of the Year, and Junior Show Hunter of the Year title winner. I’ve also won North Island Champs and many championships and classics around NZ. I’ve also placed and won many show jumping classes, competing at junior and young rider, and mini prix...

Sarah Nelson
Show Jumper, Eventer, Pony Club
13yo show jump/event rider from Taupo

My name is Sarah Nelson and I am 13 and live in Taupo. I have a team of horses that I showjump, event and do pony club with, as well as some young ones that I am bringing on. At home we have 15 horses from foals to semi-retired horses, and that is why we use Equine America products. Basically there is something in the range that suits all horses! All my horses take Cortaflex HA powder every day to keep their joints sound. I also love Like Ice to cool their legs.
I love being part of the Equine America team because its like a big family who look out for each other. I am very proud to w...

Dana Hawkins
Eventing Rider
20yo Event rider from Whangarei

I am a 20 year old Event rider based in Whangarei, I am currently competing my main mount at 1* level and we will be stepping up to 2* in the New Year and have 2 young horses that I will be producing up the levels over the next few seasons.
My favourite products are Cortaflex HA and Black draw poultice.
All my horses are on Cortaflex HA, as my main horse is in his older years I know it is extremely important to preserve his joints to insure a long sound career as well as the young horses having the best supplements in their diets to ensure healthy joints especially when the grou...

Amber McGovern-Wilson
Dressage Rider
Dressage Rider from Wairarapa

I have previously ridden to Intermediate (2*) level eventing and showjumped to 1.30m but following a head injury, made the decision to concentrate on dressage. I am currently competing at Level 5 and Level 3 on two horses I have taken through the grades from green broken.My favourite 3 product have to be: • Propell Plus – I love the fact that after 4 days of competing, travelling and being in a yard, that my horses are still perky and have the energy required to perform. So often you see horses becoming flat and dull on the second day of competition, so it feels so satisfying knowing th...