When I was just 7 years old, my mum bought me some riding lessons. I loved it. Previously I had been a little afraid of animals but that year I got my first pet, Pepsi the hamster and a little later, my own horse, cats and border terriers Jack and Ella.
I still have my gorgeous horse, Roxie, and though she’s past her peak, I’ve got many happy memories of jumping events and we still get out and about occasionally.
Back when I was 11, I was fascinated by the TV program “Vet School” and it was then that I decided “I could be a vet!”
It became a life ambition, and that’s how my journey to Ashwood began.