Rianna enjoys doing a bit of everything with her horse, Kilmoylan Annastasia (or Joma, as she is known at home) including showjumping, cross country, hunting and pleasure rides. She’s owned the 13-year-old chestnut Irish Sports Horse for three years and the pair are getting on really well. “She has the best character and never fails to make me smile even when she is being a mare! She truly is my best friend,” says Rianna, who has been riding since she could sit up!
“My parents got me into riding as they both had horses. They used to put me in front of them on the saddle and walk around our field. My mum then used to lead me around the village on her horse before I got my own pony at five.”
Rianna has two other horses with her at home. Broadie, who belonged to her dad, is a 16.3hh Shire x TB who the family have owned for 17 years and is now enjoying a well-earned retirement! Bruno is her mum’s horse, a 15.1hh six-year-old Irish Cob, who Rianna likes to steal after a ride for a play in the field, as he “has the best jump in him!”
It’s really important for Rianna to have the right products for her happy equine family, which is why she likes to use The Comfy Horse Company.
“It’s important for me to ensure the products I use are good quality and that they are going to be beneficial to both my horse’s performance and my own. It is also very important to me that the products I use are going to suit my mare, as she can be sensitive to change. I love The Comfy Horse Company as it lets me try the products before I buy to make sure they are going to suit us both.”
So what Comfy Horse product would Rianna put at the top of her list and what’s her big goal for 2020?
“It has to be my MDC Super Sport stirrups. They have made such a difference to my riding, improving my posture and taking the pressure off my ankles, knees and hips. I will never go back to normal stirrups!”
“I am excited this year to really work on our flatwork to help improve our jumping, as I would like to go up a class in show jumping and cross country to challenge ourselves. I aim to have more lessons and to hire more arenas and cross country courses to have lots of fun practising! I’d also like to attempt some dressage competitions.”
Good luck Rianna and Joma – it’s great to have you with us!