Tanisha Ryan

Tanisha is an FEI dressage rider from NSW whoΒ is a successful rider in her own right, as well as a talented trainer and coach. She believes in encouraging all riders throughout their journey to build the best partnership with their horse possible.

"The best part about being a BARE Ambassador is the community and support that you receive from it. There’s a whole team of people behind you cheering you on that congratulate you on a great ride, regardless of your results! The entire BARE team are always very supportive and welcoming."

Quick questions with Tanisha

WHAT EQUESTRIAN ACHIEVEMENT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

Though Dressage has its ups and downs, I have two achievements that were a real highlight. The first was winning the 2017 Willinga Park Dressage By the Sea CDI-Y Freestyle Championship and the second was, recently, winning the Hawkesbury Dressage Open Preliminary Championship on 74%! 😁

HOW DO YOU STAY MOTIVATED?

As it is for all riders, it can be difficult to stay motivated, especially when there’s rainy days, early mornings, late nights, hot days and windy days!

For me, the biggest motivation is seeing the tiniest improvement and trust from my horses day by day. Where one day they’re struggling with the flying changes, the next they’re more confident and willing to take risks. It’s by far the best reward for all the practice!

WHAT IS YOUR BEST COMPETITION DAY TIP OR ADVICE?

Oh, this is a hard one. My best competition day advice is to figure out what went wrong at the competition before and try to just make that one thing improve at the competition. Instead of trying to crack a certain score or get a certain mark, you want to try and improve one thing at the competition. For example, if your horse’s poll was too low at the last competition, focus your day on getting your horse’s poll up in every test. That way, if your results aren’t what you’re looking for, you’ve still managed to work towards a goal that will keep you motivated and make you feel accomplished.

DO YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR GOAL OR PLAN YOU’RE EXCITED ABOUT IN 2022?

Yes I do! I am very excited about the opportunity to finally compete my young horses at both big and small competitions. In particular, I am very excited to aim to compete Sevenoaks Fenrys at Elementary Level by the end of the year and Severina at Noice Level by the end of the year.

WHICH ARE YOUR FAVOURITE BARE PRODUCTS AND WHY?

My favourite BARE products are:

  • The BARE Ecoluxe Saddlepads. These saddlepads are durable, fashionable and comfortable for the horse. Its awesome that these are also made from recycled materials!
  • The BARE Ellie Vest Military. This vest is so incredibly warm and stylish whilst still creating airflow while you ride. Can’t get enough of this one!
  • BARE Ruby Rider Riding Tights. I love all the BARE riding tights but this colour is by far my favourite. It goes with so many colour combinations and is a classy colour for all riding occasions 😍

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