Tahlia Carter, Upper Caboolture QLD
Tahlia Carter is a 24-year-old Queensland Event rider from Upper Caboolture. She currently competes 80cm eventing and 90cm show jumping on my 7-year-old OTTB, Moon.
Over the past 12 months Tahlia has been retraining Moon in his new eventing career. Her goal for the next 12 months is to have Moon competing 1* eventing and 1.15m show jumping. Tahlia is super determined and wants to work really hard to achieve this goal!
Moon is a 7-year-old thoroughbred gelding. He has successfully competed at 80cm receiving 4th place at his first show jumping competition at Warrego Show Jumping and has been sitting in the top 10 fields of EA eventing. Although receiving a ribbon is nice, it's really nothing to Tahlia. She is far from competitive. Tahlia just loves getting out there; "it's a privilege to leave the start box and an honor to cross the finish line. I am so grateful and lucky to do what I do, and that is more than any ribbon or placing."
Tahlia is coached by World Cup show jumper Robert Goodwin and has also started to get lessons from dressage instructor Elizabeth Ballard. Now that Moon is starting to work his way up the levels Tahlia really wants to nail their dressage movements!