Elsie is a highly successful young show rider who campaigns her home bred ponies. Mature beyond her years, and with a steely determination to train and succeed, Elsie is a fierce competitor in the show ring.
"I LOVE being a BARE Ambassador because I have worn bare since I was 8 years old. Pretty much since the brand started.
Bare Equestrian do their best to make sure that their clothing is stylish and suitable for every discipline and for every rider and they support so many events & riders. I love their kindness moto."
Quick questions with Elsie
WHAT EQUESTRIAN ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
I am very grateful for all of my achievements with Mr Darcy. My most recent achievement is definitely the Open large pony at the 2022 Pacific Coast. We had a good run this year finally after all the changes with the calendar. We got to finally compete at the Nationals and we placed 3rd. We also won the Childs Pony at Sydney Royal. It was a huge class.
HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?
I stay motivated by sticking to a daily routine whenever I can. It has been a hard few years with Covid, many competitions have been cancelled and we have flooded 4 times focussing on my goals has kept my motivation.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST COMPETITION DAY TIP OR ADVICE?
It’s important to put in a lot of practise leading up to the event. I like to ensure that I have had a good run through of my workouts before the day. I’ve travelled to get coaching on a regular basis.
On the day of the show I like to remain calm and focus & of course most of all I have fun. It’s Showtime...
DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR GOAL OR PLAN YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT IN 2022?
Looking forward to the HOTY shows and trying new things such as dressage with Darcy. We also have his little sister heading to foal shows & our newcomer Galloway. There’s lots happening but the weather and floods have been a big challenge for us.
WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BARE PRODUCTS AND WHY?
Definitely Bare Thermo tights and the Winter jacket range because they are really comfortable and warm, and I can wear them in anything.
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