Welcome Brand Ambassador Simone Freeman.
Hi, my name is Simone Freeman, I’m predominantly a HRCAV (Horse Riding Clubs Assoc of Vic) rider here in Victoria. I started riding late, at 17 and initially Evented for a number of years, only seeing Dressage as the precursor to the fun stuff.
I own a grey Warmblood mare, 'Kendalee Everest', who Ive had for almost 6 years and trained myself, and an 18 month old going grey gelding who I bred, by Chris Chugg's 'Cassiago' out of a 2 Star Eventing mare. My WB mare ‘Eddie’ is currently competing successfully in Dressage, Showing, Showjumping and Combined Training. We are a mix of level 1 and 2 across the disciplines.
I bought 'Eddie' after a fall off my previous horse left me with a smashed arm and broken ribs - I had numerous operations and a year of no riding. I went out to buy a 16h brown schoolmaster... I came home with a 5yo 17h grey mare... the right temperament came in the wrong package.
We now dabble in a bit of everything, Dressage is fun once you start climbing the levels, but Jumping still is ‘in my blood’ even if I fight a constant confidence battle. Our aim is to get to EA Advanced Dressage hopefully by this time next year.
Currently we are in the HRCAV top ten statewide for Combined Training - this runs until the 31st August, and we are also in the top ten in the state in the Champion Rider award for level 1 which is awarded to the ‘All Rounder’ with he most competition points accrued over the year as well.
We have won our last 5 combined training comps in a row, including the prestigious Top Team Trophy this year. This year we have won dressage jackpots, Showing Highpoint awards as well as a number of wins in our favorite discipline of Combined Training. We are even considering a horse trials comp or two at a baby level to try something else!
I am also a HRCAV level assessor, of 13 years.
I’m someone who takes great pride in the presentation of my horses and have used the Platinum Pony products for a long time as they actually work! The proof is in the pudding, it’s no mean feat to keep a pure white mares tail sparkling clean. Violet Wash and Violet Crème along with Express Clean are the cornerstones of my washing kit.
Away from horses, I love spending time with my husband and children, and supporting my kids in their sporting and academic achievements.
Please if you see me out and about come up and say hi!