Our Sponsored Rider - Kuy Rider, Dayboro Qld
Hi! I’m Kuy (Kuyan, like Dianne with a K) Rider (yes, that really is my surname). I grew up on a small horse property on the Sunshine Coast hinterland. My parents ran a horse & carriage company doing weddings on weekends and Hasting St, Noosa on other nights. I learnt to ride at the age of 2 and keep riding until I was 17. I then headed off to uni and left my horsing days behind me, until I received the rather odd and excessive wedding present of a purebred chestnut Arabian gelding, Aramac, affectionately known as Phillip. He was unbroken, hairy, noisy and looked like a llama.
Over the next 3-4 years I tried to soak up as much information as I could about horses from my agistment friends and from all the researching of diets, hoof care, operations, common ailments etc. Phillip was soon sent home to be started and we began our ridden journey together.
Fast track to 2020, 7 years of bliss with my best bud Phillip - trail riding, obstacle courses, cross country, endurance, show jumping and local shows. At our last show (2018) Phillip won the Grand Champion at Dayboro and competed in the full costume class.
In 2017 we added Beltane Elka Star to our herd. Elka is a Clydesdale x Thoroughbred, rising 7 years of age & 16hh. Elka has won the Samford Equestrian Group’s (SEG) prep dressage reserve champion in 2019 & most recently the SEG working equitation intro schooling show. She is a keen jumper, and has placed well during our time at pony club. I hope to be competitive in prelim dressage, working equitation, show jumping and possibly cross country on her this year.
At the end of 2019 Ruby Rose joined us too, she’s a Thoroughbred, who didn’t race, who has just turned 4 years of age & is 16.2hh. I will be taking Ruby to her first competition for dressage in July.
The latest addition to our herd is Kalimna L’ Amour, a Warmblood, who is 7 months old & expected to mature 16.1. I will be intending to snuggle her endlessly for the next few years before she hopefully matures into a dressage prospect.