Chelsea Higgins

Event in which you compete: Para-Equestrian.

Hometown: Brisbane.

Number of years riding: My whole life.

Career accomplishments to date: Represented Australia at the 2014 World Equestrian Games; on the 2014 Para Equestrian Elite Squad.

How you got started in your event: My mum.

Favourite Ariat product (by name): My new Monarco boots.

Proudest career moment: Representing Australia at the world equestrian games.

Tell us about your first horse: My first horse was a little grey pony. Her name was Megs, she was very cute and cheeky. As we all know, little grey ponies all have a bit of an attitude. Megs was a little naughty at times too, however she taught me the basics of riding. 

You ride because: I love it and it's my passion. 

If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: Nurse.

Favourite mentor or idol growing up: My coach, Rebel Morrow.

Favourite place to travel: I haven't travelled an awful lot but I do love the whitsundays and England. 

Favourite way to unwind outside the barn: spending time with my dog and my partner; walks on the beach; having time to myself. 

Good luck charm: I don't have a good luck charm but I do have a very specific routine when it comes to competing and it has to stay the same every time I compete.