LATEST NEWS:

February 2014
Welcome new sponsor! 

A very warm welcome to my new sponsor, QJ Riding Wear! Very excited to become a part of their team! 


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January 2014
Boneo Park CDI 2014

Hatero and I had a very successful competition at the Boneo Park CDI (a WEG 2014 qualifying event), still can't wipe the smile from my face! Hatero and I came home the Para-Equestrian Grade 3 champions after winning each day of competition! What a little packet of power that Spaniard is. He just kept offering more and more each day, I am so lucky to have the opportunity to ride a horse like him. He really does give it his all every single time I sit in the saddle. 


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30th December 2013
ABC film shoot!

Had such a fantastic day filming with the ABC! Hatero really put on a show for the camera, it's like he knew what was going on! I really couldn't think of a better way to end 2013.
Here is the final footage of the shoot:
http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2013/12/31/3919106.htm


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17th December 2013

Back in the Saddle!

Upon return from the Dressage Festival, I suffered a MS relapse, an attack of optic neuritis. I spent 3 days in hospital receiving IV Methyl Prednisolone treatment, then went home and proceeded to have a 6 day treatment course of Presnisolone tablets. I was ordered to rest by my neurologist, and was unable to ride for 2 weeks. Finally yesterday, I put my foot back in the stirrup and had an amazing ride on Hatero! Couldn't ask for a better natured stallion, he always looks after me and he did a particularly good job of that yesterday! 


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December 2013
Welcome new sponsors! 

Very happy to welcome my new sponsors and  Kay Pee Designs (http://kaypeedesigns.weebly.comand also Equistyle (http://www.equistyle1.webs.com)!!!


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December 2013
NEW MOUNT FOR WEG 2014 CAMPAIGN!


I am very happy to announce that Heather Currie and Kerrie Massey have been very generous and loaned me Hatero De PB, aka, Harry, for my campaign for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) 2014!! This little PRE Andalusian stallion is trying his absolute heart out for me and we are beginning to form a great bond. 



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November 2013
 Sad news 

This is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that I have had to retire Charlie. He has sustained a fracture in his navicular bone, directly alongside a large cyst. Unfortunately he will never be able to be in work ever again.

He is my best friend, together we have been through so much. Travelled all over Australia qualifying for the 2012 London Paralympics, to then be named the Reserve for the Australian Para-Equestrian team. Together we have won both a State and National title. He has taught me so much, and I really do owe everything to him. The bond that has been created between Charlie and I will never grow old, he will always be a part of my life.

With only a few short weeks until the only Australian qualifying event for the 2014 World Equestrian Games, has made this even more heartbreaking. The search for another mount for WEG will be a tough one.

Thank you to everyone who has been supportive throughout Charlie and I's journey, we really do appreciate it. Without you all, it really would not have been possible for Charlie and I to have such a successful run as we did.

Most of all, thank you Charlie. I will always be forever thankful for you and what you have taught me. It's been an amazing ride.


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March 2013
Dressage Club of SA 

Another successful competition here in SA!!  =2nd in the Advanced 5B with 58.84% & 2nd in the Medium 4C with 62.93%. Very Pleased with how PS Lucarno performed.



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January 2013
Hayley Beresford SA Clinic


Wow, what a clinic!!! It was such an amazing experience and I learnt so much from my lesson and from watching the other lessons. Charlie worked a treat and was a supertar!! I can not wait for her to return to SA again! 


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November 2012
Grade III Para-Equestrian International Champion!! 


Have returned home from the Hong Kong CPEDI3*! I rode a borrowed horse named Keep on Easy. 'Easy' and I achieved 1st place on each day of competition and were named the grade III champions. Easy and I only had 1 day together prior to competing. All in all it was a fantastic competition! 


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July 2012
EXCITING NEWS! 

Ponderosa Stud Lucarno and I have been selected as the Reserve the for Australian Para-Equestrian team for the London 2012 Paralympic Games!!!