About Me

And my riding experience.

During my 27 years of riding experience I have trained with Natalie Hobday, Karen Keller, Caroline Potts, Bryce McCall, Annamarie Essilinger and Dominey Alexander in South Africa.

Whilst positioned in the United Kingdom I trained and competed under Peter Sorr, Jenni Lorriston-Clarke and Jane Bredin with a brief period of time in Switzerland with Hans Staub. I still travel to Europe a couple of times a year riding with Lenus van Leuren and Pammy Hutton.

Currently I am a member of the Grow Grand Prix Initiative which offers me the opportunity to work with the trainer Rien van der Schafft every six to eight weeks, as well as Peter Storr and Jorg Perreira.

 The following horses form part of my current competition string:

  • Euphoric Ashbank (Prelim)
  • El Encanto Tardorno (Novice)
  • Equinox Padover (Elementary)
  • Team Soba's Ulisses (Medium)
  • Rathmor Caprice (Medium)
  • El Encanto Tercio (Advanced)
  • Royal Darco (Prix St Georges, Intermediate I)

From 2012–2014, I formed part of the Gauteng Dressage Committee running the portfolio of Athlete Development.  In 2012 I was Chef D'Equipe for the winning Gauteng Junior Dressage Team and winning Gauteng Pony Rider Team (2013).

I spent two years with the South African Lipizzaners training and competing with the stallions including passage and piaffe work both ridden and in-hand, leading the quadrille and riding side saddle.

From the age of 11 onwards I achieved Provincial colours, first in children’s and then moving into the then junior provincial dressage team. In addition I won every freestyle to music during my childrens and junior career with several places in adult competition including a 2nd place in adult PSG.2011.

The following are a summary of my achievements during 2015:
  • Winner Galencia Dressage Derby
  • Member of the Gauteng Novice, Elementary, Elementary Medium, Medium and Intermediare Gauteng Dressage Championships
  • Winner Elementary Medium DSA Challenge
  • 3rd Medium DSA Challenge
  • Qualified top 15 Prelim, Novice, Elementary, Elementary Medium, Medium, Advanced and Intermediare Gauteng Dressage Championships
  • 3rd Prelim Champinship Gauteng Dressage Championship
  • 3rd Elementary Championship Gauteng Dressage Championship
  • 5th Novice Championship SA Champs
  • 4th Elementary Medium Championship

The Horse...

Some horses will test you.
Some will teach you.
And some will bring out the best in you.