- PROFESSION: Show Hunting
- ACHIEVEMENTS: *2017 Winner Junior Show Hunter of the year *2016 Cat C Show Hunter of the Year
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 to date would be winning the ‘Junior Show Hunter of the year’ title in 2017 aboard Galley and taking out the ‘Cat C Show Hunter Of the year’ title in 2016, aboard Libby. As I’m moving to Auckland University next year to study medicine, I’m looking at breeding a few younger ones to eventually bring on in the showhunter/ showjumping ring.
Cortaflex’s So Kalm solution works wonders on all of the horses I’ve competed. Evidently, this product works most significantly on my young thourougbred and Warm-blod. The obvious changes are the washing out of tension and nervousness in the ring. Both horses require the premium grade magnesium source to compete at the best of their abilities. They are both high-strung horses, but this product takes the edge off, relaxing them, without deterring alertness or energy. What I like most about this product, is its efficiency, as it works in small doses for larger horses, like my 17h thoroughbred.
Another personal favourite Cortaflex product would be the KM Elite Pro Grip Riding gloves. These gloves are extremely affordable yet are super endurable; they’ve lasted me a whole season and are still in perfect condition after constant use. These gloves offer good grip with any reins, and work just as well in wet conditions. What I like most about these gloves is that they’re thin, and don’t take away the closeness of riding just with bare hands. I was someone who never wore gloves, as I felt uncomfortable wearing gloves, as though I couldn’t feel my horses’ mouth properly. However, the KM Elite gloves have changed my opinion on wearing gloves, and now I could not ride without them.