Together Amy and her horse Zenna represent the Royal Navy as part of the UK Armed Forces Showjumping Team.
Amy was born in Newport, Wales and grew up on her dad's cattle farm. Her parents aren't horsey lovers but they bought Amy her first pony, a 12.2hh Welsh sec B who she broke and taught herself to ride on. When she was outgrown she then got a Welsh Section C cob and then a 16hh Thoroughbred.
Amy studied up to A level and then joined the Navy instead of going to University. At this point she left home and gave up horses completely. As an aircraft engineer she did some amazing years travelling and studying for her degree.
After her last promotion she was offered a job as an engineering instructor in hampshire which meant she wouldn't be deployed for at least 2.5years. So she decided to get into horses again. She bought Zenna who was 9yrs and had only done a few (not very successful) BE90s but had all the scope in the world. Amy moved Zenna to a very knowledgeable Showjumping yard where people could help me with my shortfalls.
Amy describes herself as "terrible to start" but together they have progressed and are now jumping 110/115 and part of the Royal Navy and UK Armed forces squad.
Amy's next aim is to represent the Navy at Olympia (there are qualifiers every year and top 8 in armed forces to through) and to step up to 120m showjumping.
The navy gives amazing support to Amy and Zenna and gives time off work to attend events. Amy describes Zenna as amazing because she is so eager to please and forgiving. She credits her progress over the last 2 years to Zenna's easy going nature and being scopey enough to counteract Amy's bad strides.
For updates on Amy and Zenna visit their Equissimo Blog page.