I was born in Australia and moved to England when I was 4 with my parents, sister Emmaline and brother Henry. I come from “horsey stock” as my mother rode from early childhood and still does, and my grandmother still rides her Highland pony daily! We bought a farm in Sussex, which had been an Arabian Stud before, with lots of stables and a school. I think our first pony arrived the same day we did and numbers have gone up quite quickly since then.
My first pony was a gorgeous 5 year old Section A, Cottontail, who had been a lead rein M&M pony but was happy to teach me to ride off the lead once I was ready. We started showing our ponies at a local show which was brilliant fun. We sometimes won, and sometimes got placed. I didn’t really mind either way providing I got a pretty rosette!