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Olivia Ruzsicska (YR)

Welcome Brand Ambassador Olivia Ruzsicska

Hello my name is Olivia Ruzsicska and I was born in Darwin, Northern Territory. I am 14 years old and was put on my first pony at 18 months of age. I started riding at the Noonamah Horse and Pony Club in Darwin, winning Champion Rider in my first year at 2 years of age on my first pony Pebbles, a Welsh X mare.

I have had a few ponies since Pebbles but now I ride a 15.2hh Oldenburg Warmblood named Warrego Dumbledore, Wizard. He is also 14 years old and although bred for Dressage he started his career in the Show Jumping ring.

I go to New England Girls school and am in year 10. This is my second year at the school and my first year was fantastic. Firstly to go to New England Girls School was unexpected and something that I have dreamed of for years. I was lucky enough to receive an Equestrian Scholarship to attend the school.

I have represent the Northern Territory at the Australian Interschools Championships in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2016 I was the Vice-Captain for the team.

I wouldn’t have been able to achieve my goals and my amazing results if it wasn’t for Wizard. He is loyal and a great companion, I am glad that I can call him my horse as I feel as though we have a special connection.

He has now excelled in Novice Dressage getting 79.444% in our last test for 2016. I will be doing a little more Elementary dressage, but my goal is to be doing Medium quiet early in the year.

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