I grew up in Queensland, Australia, the eldest of three children and the only one besotted with horses. We were blessed with amazing parents and my childhood was full of adventure. I graduated from university with an Honours Degree in Russian and spent 31 years in the public service before reinventing myself as a businesswoman and author.
My earliest ambition was to be a circus bareback rider. Although that has yet to happen, I did persuade my parents to buy me a pony by the age of nine. That was the beginning of the evolution of my ideas and philosophy about how horses and humans interact.
Other life highlights included founding and running the Highborn Warmblood Stud for 16 years, breeding an elite stallion, twice representing Australia in the sport of Powerlifting and receiving Honorary Life membership from the Australian Warmblood Horse Association (AWHA).
Today, in my travels around the country as a judge and classifier, I see some fine horsemanship. And I empathise with those who love their horses and have beautiful dreams, but who lack the knowledge to keep them safe, let alone achieve the success they desire!
Building a fulfilling relationship with a horse is something I believe every horse lover can pursue and attain. My mission is to engage with people on the path that I have already navigated. I love sharing my wisdom with those who have passion, yet do not know how to progress. "Winning Horsemanship" is the book your horse wants you to read!