Katie has been riding professionally since she was 19. In that time, she has worked for International eventing competitors including Zara Phillips in the UK and Sharmayne Spencer in Australia. During this time Katie accompanied Zara to Badminton, Burghley and many European 4* events. In early 2011 Katie's best friend sent an email titled 'I've met your husband' and suggested Katie friend request Nick on facebook. The rest is history!
Katie is a full time eventing coach and mentor, her students ranging from early stages of riding through to advanced levels. The horses Katie has produced in the sport of eventing have thrived because of meticulous schooling and care and from the relationship she forms with her mounts. The horses love their job and are always happy to try hard for her when it counts, reflecting Katie’s passion, they love to win too! Testimony to the standard of training of Katie’s horses is also demonstrated in the horses she has produced for sale, all their riders will attest to the training and attitude instilled in the horses which enables riders to create a fabulous partnership with them.
Katie strives towards the elusive Olympic dream with her team of eventers, loving every minute of it.
Generation NEXT National Eventing Squad member
Winner CCI3* - s Sydney 2021
Winner CCI4*-s Albury 2020
Winner CCI3*-s Tamworth 2020
Placing 2nd and 3rd CIC 3* Goulburn 2018
Winner CIC3* Sydney 3 Day Event 2017
High Performance Squad member 2014-2021
CCI4* Adelaide completion 2015
Winner Adv/Int Sydney Eventing 2015
Winner CIC3* Tamworth 2015
Winner CIC2* Wallaby Hill 2014
Winner CIC3* Tamworth 2013
Winner Combined Training 3* Sydney Eventing 2013
Winner CCI2* Lakes and Craters 2012
Nick has been showjumping since he was 15. With a full time job, Nick has always had 1 or 2 showjumpers to travel the country with.
Nick has owned many 'difficult' horses, but he struck gold when he came upon 'Ambrose' as a 5yo OTT. The pair created a fantastic partnership, competing all the way to World Cup. Nick now has a purpose bred gelding 'Adesman' that he is taking up the grades.
2nd place 7yo Champion SSJC 2020
Winner 6yo Champion SSJC 2019
Leading Horse and Rider Part 1 Melbourne Royal 2010
5th Wodonga World Cup 2010
5th Sydney World Cup 2010
7th Toowoomba World Cup 2010