I've spent most of my career supporting the FEI rider to the weekend warrior with tack solutions and biomechanics instruction and training, and never prioritizing myself in the show ring. I've made the decision to stop teaching and training horses so that I qualify as an amateur and enjoy all that showing horses has to offer while focusing on my own riding and development.
When I rescued my thoroughbred mare, Righteous Babe (aka, Ani), I had aspirations of one day competing in show jumping with her, but after a fun schooling day cross country, we both sparked a fondness for eventing! Ani is a powerful and spicy mare that has an uncanny ability to stay clean (a clean grey?! I know) and has a more matriarchal personality than the volatility many mares are known for.
We are starting at the most rudimentary levels of the sport and working our way up so as not to skip important elements of our riding foundation. Ani and I lesson with Patrice Edwards of England, a classical custodian of Charles de Kunffy for countless decades and former competitor at Burghley. Shes doing a most empowering job or reminding me the the eff I am, and teaching me really valuable tools and strategies along the way too.
You will be sure to spot us at competitions adorned in loud, pink (PAAANK!) attire. Life is too short to blend in if you ask me, and we want to take full advantage of the matchy-matchy opportunities in eventing regalia.