Kelly Wilson

Discipline: Horsemanship & Author

Born in Whangamata, Kelly Wilson relocated to Northland with her family at the age of five. Having grown up around horses, she competed in show jumping to Pony Grand Prix level, before focusing on her creative talents. 

She won a scholarship to Auckland University of Technology and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Graphic Design, going on to become an award-winning photographer and designer. She is the bestselling author of four biographical non-fiction books, For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges,Mustang Ride andSaving the Snowy Brumbies,a children's picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and a junior chapter book series Showtym Adventures. 

With her sisters Vicki and Amanda, Kelly has starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand's wild Kaimanawa horses, and travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses.

Back in 2012 when their journey with the Kaimanawas began, Kelly had no idea where her affinity for wild horses would take her. Now, alongside a long list of bestselling books and award-winning photographs of wild horses, Kelly is the only trainer in the world to have achieved top 6 finishes in the Extreme Mustang Makeover, Kaimanawa Stallion Challenges and Australian Brumby Challenge.

Key learnings to take away from Kelly's sessions:

Kelly Wilson with four horses

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