Lani Richards

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I began riding when I was 5 years old, at a small riding school on Sydney’s northern beaches. My mother was a horsewoman and she could see early on it was definitely a passion of mine. My parents then purchased my first pony when I was six which as a Appaloosa mare (which seriously taught me to stay on) she could rear and buck this pony (I thought it was so much fun!). Then from pony club  that same year I met my new best friend Kate Marfleet, whose mother Amanda Marfleet a truly iconic English show rider and producer opened our eyes to the show world. Mum and dad then purchased my first show pony Koby and the rest is history. I was lucky enough As a child to have some Brilliant ponies to name a couple;  Kooyong Jonathan & Joemoor and Galloway Silkwood Renaissance. Now the passion and love for horses continues into my adult life and I am fortune to make it a profession and it is apart of my everyday life ❤️

 France - Together we have won GN Reserve Champion large hunter hack at our 3rd show together, champion at EKKA and Canberra Royal, 2 reserve champions at Nationals, 1 child’s National Champion, 1 child’s reserve national champion, 3rd in my rider at Nationals, 2 Royal reserve champions at Melbourne and Adelaide, Champion & Reserve Childs at Melbourne, 2nd in the amazing Providence Cup @ Melbourne (one of my favourite rides ever) and many GN and State qualifiers. The Champion at Canberra Royal was my most memorable and heart felt win I have ever had. It was proof that France could come back better then ever after his surgery in 2018. He truly is my heart horse and he is the horse of the people, truly love him more then anything ❤️.

 Ferrero - my small Hunter Galloway in his first limited season of showing qualified for GN at his 3rd outing and for Nationals in both the open and child’s. He then went onto win Reserve Champion EA National Small Galloway Show Hunter of 2019 which was so very exciting! At his only show for this year being Canberra Royal 2020 he was awarded Champion Led Hunter Galloway, Best Novice Hunter Galloway and Reserve Champion Hunter Galloway. I am very excited about the future of this boy.

 Soloman - Large Open Hack with whom I am lucky enough to have in partnership with Chris and Victoria Lawrie. He is a beautiful big elegant Black Hack which came off the track in September 2018 and we stepped him out to to start his limited season in 2019, he competed at Canberra Royal 2020 and won both his Novice and Open hack over 16.2hh. I am very looking forward to the future with this big horse who is a true pleasure and real

 


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