Kirstin started riding at the age of ten, working through the pony club system, competing at champs and then progressing to Horse Trials. She has lived every horsey girl’s dream since leaving school at nineteen. Kirstin studied in the U.K achieving her British Horse Society Intermediate Instructors Certificate (B.H.S.I.I) enabling her to coach riders to fund her own three-day eventing dreams. Kirstin has had a long, successful career. She represented New Zealand several times, competed at Adelaide 5 star and was long-listed for Sydney Olympics.
As well she produced a string of fantastic advanced horses, three of which went on to compete in the World Equestrian Games and Olympics. Kirstin has produced over one hundred competition horses that she exported to the U.S and U.K. Now living in Taupo, New Zealand, with her husband, Phil, and daughter, Lexi, Kirstin has recently retired from competition and spends her days coaching.
Over the last few years, Kirstin has developed an online coaching platform, where she is able to mentor riders from all around the world, always encouraging riders to give it their all, believe in themselves and make today count towards a positive difference. Kirstin has developed online workshops enabling a broad range of riders from those struggling with fear to fine-tune the competition mind to be focused, confident, resilient and optimistic.