Kimberley Alcorn

I fell in love with horses at a very young age (3-4 years old), when my aunt sat me on her old mare’s back. However, it took me until I was 9 years old to wear down my parents enough to allow me to take lessons (I think they were hoping I would forget about the ponies. Hah! They were wrong. Haha.). I started off in the Western world, but switched to English after a couple years when I fell in love with jumping. It was soon after this switch of disciplines that I began riding with Amberley. She has been my amazing coach for over 13 years.

I have ridden many different horses (lesson, leased, and owned), and with all, Amberley has coached me to work on a balanced riding style. This has been accomplished through dressage and jumping training – which naturally led to me competing in eventing (more on that to come below). Throughout my riding career, I have learned a lot about how different each horse can be, and how these differences can influence what discipline you compete in. I originally started competing in eventing with my current partner in crime, Goldie, a 10 year old Canadian Warmblood mare (Quarter Horse/Hanoverian cross). Throughout the 5 years I’ve owned Goldie, she has been a superstar at stadium jumping and dressage. She especially impressed me this past year when we had a very successful competition season at 2nd level dressage. However, there have also been many roadblocks, which has lead us to a mutual understanding that cross-country is really not our thing (Well…at least competing in cross-country.). So in this next year, we will be heading to Dressage and Jumper shows. I look forward to all of the years of fun to come with my Goldilocks, all of the things I can learn from Amberley, and I am excited to see how far my girl and I will go.

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