We are proud to showcase our sponsored rider, Vanessa Stroud, and her lovely kaimanawa gelding Bear.


Their story is one of trials and tribulations but they have overcome their many challenges to become a great team and achieve some amazing success together. They are living proof that love and persistence do pay off and that kaimanawa horses will try anything for their person.

Vanessa and Bear are our first sponsored dressage combinations and are currently competing at Elementary Level 3.
They aim to compete at Medium Level 4 in the 2020/2021 season.

Bear and Vanessa have had many successes through the dressage grades with some very impressive winnings and placings. They have proven themselves, worthy opponents, even against warmbloods!!