Christine has been riding since she was a child and started off in Pony Club, competing at a variety of disciplines over the years, such as Eventing, Showing, Western, Round the Ring Jumping, Show Hunter and Dressage.
About fifteen years ago she found the wonderful art of Western Riding and enjoyed the training so much that she deciding that this is what she wanted to do. Christine started with her Dressage horse moving on to her Paint Horse when the Dressage horse retired. Three years ago I came across Cowboy Dressage that combined her love of Dressage with her love of Western horses and this became the perfect fit for Christine.
Along with her best friend she went on to form the Rotorua Cowboy Dressage Group, offering an alternative to riders that did not want to compete at Western Performance events, but wanted to build a partnership with their horses and follow the principals of riding with a soft feel making the horse the focus with kindness and compassion.