Since I was 3 I have loved horses. At the age of 12 I decided that I wanted a career in dressage and ever since have been working towards my goal of becoming an international dressage rider. Now I'm 25, I'm making it a reality.
After finishing my A levels I started working for Fiona Price-Jones at Sport Lusitano. This was an incredible experience and I worked there until April 2015.
Currently I am working as a rider at Elite Dressage with trainer Anna Ross. When we first arrived my horse Lara and I were competing at Medium level and within 6 months we were rocketed to Prix St George.
In 2016 I made my debut at international level. Representing Ireland at young rider level. Lara and I competed at the 2016 and 2017 Young Rider European Championships in Oliva Nova and Roosendaal.
At the end of 2017 Lara was sold to a lovely home in the USA and so I could focus my attention on my current horse, Dutchman (Jack).
2019 was a steep learning curve for Jack and I. We competed in our first U25 Grand Prix in March and focussed on improving the high level work all year. We competed Inter II most of the year and made the step up to Senior Grand Prix in September.
In 2020 we have made our International Senior Grand Prix debut, we competed at Le Mans CDI 3* and Keysoe CDI 3* twice. Improving our international scores up to 65% in the Grand Prix. We ended the year on a high competing at Keysoe High Profile show. Getting 68.7% in the Grand Prix and coming 4th in the Freestyle with 69.8%.
At Elite Dressage, I have had amazing opportunities to ride really quality and talented young horses. From backing to taking them to their first competitions. I am looking forward to training them up the levels and seeing them thrive in the sport.
In 2020 I took Tiger, who was bred by Anna and owned by Elite Dressage to the Shearwater National 4 year old Championship where she came 3rd and highest placed British Bred in the Class.
Looking forward to competitions opening up in 2021!
Dutchman or as we call him at home Jack has been with me since August 2016. He was bred in the Netherlands by the stud StalMuilwijk. He is by the famous stallion Jazz.
Jack is 13 this year and he has made all my dreams come true! We have competed at international Grand Prix representing Ireland and still improving all the time.
Jack is a very sweet and lovely character who is a joy to have around on the yard. He doesn't hesitate to let you know how he's feeling and what he wants.