Horses: Ranlan Llyched Du (Dewi); Secreto Oda; DSP Dominy
Trainer: Tiago Ernesto
When did you start riding dressage?
I started riding dressage at 11 years old when I realized I wasn’t very talented at jumping, and I would enjoy a more meticulous discipline such as dressage.
Tell us about your horse(s).
My first horse is Dewi, a now 19-year-old Welsh pony who I have had for about 5 years. He has helped me with gaining experience in the show ring, and recently earning my bronze medal. The youngest of my three horses would be Secreto, a 7-year-old Andalusian that I have been training, with the help of my coach, Tiago, in the hopes of showing him 3rd level soon. The newest addition is Dominy, a 10-year-old Bavarian Warmblood that I hope to show the young riders tests, and eventually earn my silver medal.
What are your proudest achievements?
One of my proudest achievements would be earning my bronze medal on Dewi. When I first got him, I would have never imagined showing him above 2nd level.
What are your goals and ambitions for dressage?
My goal for the next few years would be to gain experience in the upper levels with Dominy and be on the young rider team. I would also love to continue learning to train Secreto up the levels and to ride with different, and the same wonderful clinicians I have learned from in the past.