I had a great job in the corporate world with amazing career opportunities but my heart just wasn’t in it because all I wanted to do was to be with the horses! I think working in that industry helped me learn a lot about managing my own business and I learnt skills that I use daily now.
I don’t have a corporate job anymore to support my riding but I know a lot of riders that do and I have a huge amount of respect for them. I find it hard enough to juggle what I do on a day-to-day basis!
Show jumping is an expensive sport to take part in. I also run a livery yard, rent our facilities and do some training but the money I make from this isn’t enough to do the sport at the level I do it at. I have a lot of support from my parents which means that I’m lucky enough to produce my own horses without the pressure to sell them on which a lot of other riders have to do for their career. I couldn’t do it to this level without their support and I’m very fortunate to have it.