Emily grew up on a north canterbury high country farm where she had quarter horses and north American bison. In the weekends and holidays, whilst still at school Emily would help with local horse treks guiding and taking care of the horses.
She has always had a real passion for horsemanship from very early on, which is no surprise as her uncle is renowned horseman Bryan Mcvicar. Learning from her uncle has been a big part of Emily’s influences as well as many other great horsemen, such as Ken Faulkner and Craig Johnson.
When Emily was in her late teens, she won an incredible opportunity to ride at the legacy of legends celebrating the life and the legacy of Ray Hunt and Tom Dorrance. “This was an incredible experience where many horsemen came together to teach people and their horses”, says Emily.
Emily now has a Warmblood/ Hanoverian Stud Called Amberley House and runs 400 black Angus beef cattle on a 2,500 acre hill farm in North Canterbury.