Hello, my name is Shannon, and I’m a 19 year old rider from WA. I have been riding since I was born, and have been competing since I started pony club at 3 years old. I have competed up to 95cm eventing, 110cm showjumping, and Medium level dressage. My favourite discipline is the cross country phase of eventing, but I also love competing in dressage, showjumping and unofficial hacking, as well as fun rides with friends. I have two lovely horses, Gonzo and Ticket.
Together, Gonzo and I have competed in Eventing up to 95cm, Dressage up to Elementary, and Showjumping up to 110cm. We also enjoy Unofficial Hacking, Gymkhanas and Jump Cross days. Our favourite thing to do together is galloping along the beach, and cross country events. Gonzo is a true all-rounder and together we have won state championships in 3 different disciplines. Our best achievement together is traveling from Perth to Melbourne to represent WA in the Australian Interschool Championships in eventing in 2018.
I have owned Ticket since 2013 when we bought her green broke. I have trained her up to be a lovely child’s pony and for the past 5 years, Ticket has been ridden by many children at a small riding school. I recently began competing her again so I could enjoy more fun events. So far, we have competed in 60-80cm Showjumping, 65cm eventing, breed shows and an unofficial hack show. Our best achievement is winning the 80cm AM7 at 2020 WASJA against a competitive field of over 35 riders. We hope to attempt an 90cm at our next event.
Being on Team GiddyUp has been an amazing experience so far, and I have received so much support from Tammy and the team. I am so excited to get back out competing, decked out in my favourite GiddyUp outfits.