I have been involved with horses for the past 25 years, having been through the pony club system and moving on to straight dressage now and breeding my future dressage horses.

I live with my 5 horses on my parents’ dairy farm on the Hauraki plains and my mum has 4 horses as well.

We adopted 2 foals out of the 2014 muster and I, like many, couldn’t stand the thought of no homes being available and horses going to slaughter.

This is my first year on the committee and hope to get the kaimanawas out there to a few more shows around the country.