- PROFESSION: Show Jumping / Show Hunter
I am a 25 year old Show Jumper/Show Hunter rider based in Hastings. I was brought up on our family farm in Waipukurau and I am lucky that both my parents were brought up around horses who have supported me in my riding from an early age. I have been fortunate to have my lovely horse “Just Kick On” for 11 seasons which I am very grateful for. I have competed in Show Jumping to 1.30 in past years and am lucky to have such a versatile horse that also competes in Working Hunter & Show Hunter, which in his later years this has been our main focus. We have had numerous wins in the Working Hunter & Show hunter rings always achieving goals set for the season and during the Winter we have also hunted with Dannevirke Hunt.
I’m very grateful for the Cortaflex products that he has been on for many years as this has kept his joints healthy and mobile which has seen him through the competitive Junior Rider years, competitively competing in Show Jumping, through to his senior years and still raking in the ribbons at HOY level.
From the range of Cortaflex products I use my favourites are the Cortaflex HA + Silicon, BLS and Apple-lytes. The combination works particularly well together as the Cortaflex HA + Silicon provide protection for his joints, and the BLS helps with any pain and inflammation my horse may experience from knocks, bruises etc and so there is never any loss of performance. I also love Apple-lytes! It smells incredible and super important to replace the salts that the horse loses during exercise. These are definitely a ‘must have’ in your feed room.