Event in which you compete: Show Jumping
Hometown: Mount White, NSW
Number of years riding: Lots! approximately 40+
Career accomplishments to date: 6 Olympic Games (3 as a rider, 3 as a coach) 3 World Equestrian Games, 4 World Cup Finals, 3 times Australian Champion (Show Jumping twice, Eventing once). Only female rider in the world to compete in 2 different disciplines in Olympic Games (Eventing and show jumping).
How you got started in your event: Just loved riding horses
Favourite Ariat product (by name): Hard choice! Probably zippered paddock boots.
Proudest career moment: Winning the Grand Prix of Rome (only Australian ever to do so) in front of 40,000 people in the Piazza di Siena arena in the middle of Rome on a thoroughbred I had produced myself from a 4 year old racetrack reject (APACHE in 1987).
Tell us about your first horse: Hand me down jumping pony from my sister, called Gazelle, and that was how she jumped! Very hot, but brave as a lion and taught me heaps.
You ride because: I love horses and working with them.
If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: A snow skier.
Favourite mentor or idol growing up: Bill Roycroft
Favourite place to travel: France.
Favourite way to unwind outside the barn: Read a book.
Good luck charm: Not superstitious.