Before she even owned a horse, Amy started working with a Warmblood stud at the age of 9. This is where she learned what owning a horse was really about.
After a year of working on the stud after school and on weekends, her family realized horses were in her blood and they purchased a Quarterhorse mare, Kelly – she was full of fire and taught her how to ride. A year later, she started Pony Club where she discovered barrel racing. At the age of 13, she entered her first rodeo in her hometown. She and her horse placed second and never looked back. They started traveling and competing every single weekend between rodeos, pony club and other equine events.
Over 5 years, the two won countless ribbons, trophies, prize money and more. When she turned 17, she had a year off competing and put Kelly in foal. During this time, she had a project horse, Rose, that she started from the ground up. She came as an unbroken 2 year old and left as a child’s pony club mount. At this point in time, she brought Kelly back into work and moved up to the ladies division. After a few rodeos, she accepted that Kelly, being 14hh just couldn’t quite keep up with ‘the big boys’ and decided to purchase a horse that was a bit bigger and bit younger with some more run. She looked for about 6 months until she found Jokers Little Ace – ‘Ace’ for short.
She bought him sight unseen from a lady interstate who had only just started him on barrels but due to family circumstances, was unable to continue. When he arrived, she was unsure what she had gotten into, having never trained a barrel racer before. But she recognized that he was a well bred horse with plenty of potential. She got to work reading books by world champion barrel racers, talking to others on barrel racing forums and getting advice from close friends. She attended a Kelly Kaminski barrel racing clinic and from then on, she hasn’t stopped competing and travelling the east coast of Australia.
Her plans for this year have only gotten bigger. She has ambitions to travel further and wider than before to compete against the best every single weekend. The best is yet to come.
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