Holly began riding as a young child, and at the age of 7 got her first pony. She began taking part in local level and Pony Club shows and training. At the age of 13 Holly bought Abby a very green six year old. After a couple of years of training, Holly started working through the Pony club exams and began Eventing. After two seasons Holly turned to pure Dressage and continued to event Reggie in her spare time. Shortly after this Holly became an active member of BYRDS North West and started regularly training with UKCC level 4 coach Janet Horswill, and regularly took part in clinics with various Grand Prix Dressage riders. Holly went to university to study 'Equine Performance Coaching Bsc[Hons]', before going on to work for one of the UK's leading Dressage riders and trainers, Dan Greenwood for two years.
During her time in BYRDS, Holly represented the North West region five times at the Inter-Regionals and Home Internationals, gaining a number of podium finishes. Holly came second at the Winter National championships in 2013 in the Novice Restricted Petplan championships, and qualified for and competed at the BD National championships at Stoneleigh park in 2015. Holly was selected for the Pony Club rider development pathway 2015/16 as one of six riders selected nationally, only two of which were selected for Dressage.
Once deciding that Holly wanted a career in the Equine industry she was keen to broaden her education in all aspects of equestrianism. Holly completed her Degree in Equine Performance Coaching Bsc[Hons] at Moreton Morrell college, as well as passing her Pony Club exams up to AH standard. Holly also achieved her UKCC level 2 and BHSAI and additionally took her HGV driving test (articulated lorry -CE class).
Holly has trained and competed Abby up to Advanced medium. Together they have been selected for many teams and competed at numerous Regional and National championships.
Reggie has competed up to BE Novice with Holly's sister, Emma. Holly has had fun competing Reggie at BE100. Reggie is now semi-retired having fun in the field and at home.
Don Noblesse X Desperados
Holly broke in Donny in 2017 whilst working for Dan. He is currently competing at Novice/Elementary and aiming for winter regionals 2021. At home he is working at Elementary/Medium level.
Don Noblesse X Florianus
Holly broke in Lenny in 2018 whilst working for Dan. Lenny has qualified for the winter regionals at Novice level and is working at Novice/Elementary level at home.
Floris Prince X St. Moritz
Holly has spent the summer working with Fred, breaking him in and getting him used to being ridden. He is now enjoying some time in the field to grow before he resumes his work in early 2021.
Fahrenheit X Prince Thatch
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