For as long as I can remember horses have been a big part of my life. My passion for them began when I got my first pony at 8 years old and from then I was hooked. I was born in New Zealand but spent around 10 years of my life living abroad in Hong Kong where I continued to ride and compete in a number of international events. I was also selected for the HKJC Junior Equestrian Team to represent Hong Kong.
I first came to know the Kaimanawa’s when I met Michele Haultain and became involved by volunteering to help with the welfare horses kept at her property. This led to me assisting at the satellite yards in the 2016 muster where I adopted a magnificent grey stallion who had unfortunately sustained an injury to his face whilst being trucked from Waiouru. I remember spending hours watching him from a distance and being totally in awe of his presence. Even two years after coming out of the muster he has still maintained his wild spirit, which I’m sure many of them do, making the Kaimanawa breed a unique and very special one. He has changed my life in many ways for the better and I hope to be able to help many more like him by being a part of the KHH committee and the amazing work they do for the plight of New Zealand’s wild horses.