Marissa Norris (YR)
Welcome Brand Ambassador Marissa Norris
My name is Marissa Norris and I’m a 16 year old passionate Dressage rider, I live on the Murray River in Echuca, Victoria, and own two fabulous cheeky steeds.
My pony “Envious Philino" or ‘Envy’ for short who is a 14.2hh German Riding Pony X by Don Philino out of a Welsh X mare. Envy is a pony we bred ourselves at home and I have trained since breaking, together we have gained a lot of success doing what we both love.
Envy is 5 years old and the current 4 YO Champion Australian Young Dressage Pony which he claimed at Dressage With The Stars in 2016. Envy and I recently competed at the 2017 Boneo Classic and won the 5yo Young Dressage Pony Champion and also made our debut in showing together at the SHCV Masters HOTY Show.
Envy and I also travel to participate in clinics with great instructors including David Shoobridge, David Quick and has regular lessons with Christine Sievers.
Around home Envy enjoys swimming, escaping and getting his legs very dirty!
I also have “Jaybee Adagio Dancer” or Aiden for short who is a 17.2hh Medium Level, Warmblood, by Alabaster. Aiden is 13 years old and a beautiful rich chestnut with a long white blaze and no socks.
Unfortunately Aiden was caught in an accident two years ago and has only just recovered 6 months ago. He is currently in training and has started competing again! I'm excited to learn from and enjoy our partnership!
My aspirations for the future are to one day compete in the Olympic Games, but in the near future to strengthen my Australian foothold in the dressage world, grow, learn and improve as a rider.
Photo Credits - Angie Rickard and Derek O'leary Oz Equestrian Photography