I have no official qualifications but I do have plenty of experience of working with horses. Please note that my drivers license is a South African drivers license.
Work racehorses 6 days a week. Take tourists on trail rides along Noordhoek beach. Work ride for other competitive stable yards. School retired racehorses in dressage and showjumping to sell.
My mother was a competitive horse rider which ensured my early introduction. I have had the privilige of many different instructors. I competed in showjumping, dressage, showing and eventing throughout my riding career, however, I have not had much of an opportunity to compete due to financial constraints. All of my own horses have been retired racehorses, however, I have worked at many different stable yards and have had the opportunity to work many different breeds of horses. I am currently working at a racing stable yard owned and run by Mike Stewart, and previously I have ridden at the competitive showjumping yard owned by the late Bill Johnson amongst others. I have also worked at riding schools for young children. I have not had an easy riding career, due to financial constraints none of my horses have been schoolmasters, they have all had their own quirks and baggage and I have had to work for my results. I also utilize “joinup” in working with horses.
I specialize in the working and retraining of thoroughbred horses as well as work riding active racehorses. My fair and firm disposition gives me an upper-hand with difficult horses, young horses and people. I work well with the combination of children and horses as well as beginner riders and horses owed to my experience as a trail guide as well as an au pair for a riding family. I can school horses in showjumping, eventing and dressage and compete in those disciplines.
Schooling Showjumping Dressage Eventing Dealing Work riding racehorses Instructing Guide for tourist trail rides
I have competed up to 1m in showjumping in local shows. I have competed up to late Novice in dressage. I have competed up to 80cm eventing.
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