My name is Katie and I work full time at the yard. I have been riding since I was 4 and I was an active member of the Pony Club at Friars Hill, taking part in dressage competitions and triathlons. I am now a member of the Riding Club and love our fortnightly lessons and the social side!
The best bit about riding for me is pushing myself to do the best I can especially when it comes to jumping as that's my favourite discipline! I don't compete very often as I don't deal with stress and nerves very well.
Teaching others to ride is very fulfilling and I love watching people grow in confidence and enjoying their hobby.
I was lucky enough to own my own horse but unfortunately lost him to old age. Riding the horses at Friars Hill keeps me happy so I aren't going to rush getting another.
My favourite horse at the yard is Lottie. She's small, strong minded and feisty...a bit like me! Riding her puts the biggest smile on my face which is what riding is all about!!