Currently I am in my final year at Aberystwyth University where I am studying for a BSc in Equine Studies. I will finish my exams in May and be ready for a new adventure in the equine industry. I currently have a few prospects in which I will hopefully find my right career choice so watch this space.
Whilst I am not at university I work at Ruxton Stud producers of sport horses in Dressage and Jumping. Melanie Phillips, Prix St George dressage rider, runs this yard so I enjoy working for her and learning the arts of another discipline. I started at Ruxton in 2009 on work experience as part of my degree and was lucky enough to receive a job at the end of my 6 weeks. Whilst being at this stud I have been able to work with all age ranges of stock and get the much needed hands on experience which is needed for me to be able to breed my own future prospects.
Now the snow has gone away I am able to start training my horses ready for the coming season. Barik and I have already been out to our first Social Ride of the season on a very cold frosty day. Baz was very much happy to be out in new surroundings and jogged a majority of the way. We rode round with Karen Jones and her new mare so very much enjoyed the company and chat. We all got back to the venue feeling rather cold but the Mulled wine and mince pies were waiting which went down a treat and warmed up the cold toes.
Tomorrow is Baz and I's second ride of the season at Maryland. At the moment we are just hoping for good weather to come out. Please please please let there be some s