Kirsty is a BHS Stage 3 Groom and UKCC level 2 qualified coach. She is currently working towards her BHS Stage 3 Complete.
In 2012 she graduated at Glasgow University and achieved a first class honour’s in Veterinary Bioscience. The following year, she completed a Master’s in International Business Management at Newcastle University. Subsequently, she spent the next four years setting up and running a children’s charity. This gave her experience in a variety of life skills including working with animals, children and business development.
Growing up with ‘non-horsey’ parents, her passion for horses remains a mystery to her family. None the less, from the age of seven, she was hooked and has never looked back. She spent the next 8 years falling in love with riding school ponies at Easterton. At the age of 15 she got her first horse, Nemo. They competed successfully in local district shows before progressing to British Showjumping and British Eventing.
Somewhere along the way, Kirsty picked up Mary, a 14.1 TBx with more attitude than she knows what to do with. Mary has since had three beautiful foals (1 more on the way) and inspired Kirsty with a passion for breeding. She has now backed, schooled and successfully competed her first two foals and hopes they will have a bright future in eventing. Her dream was always to combine working with animal and her passion for business leading her into this exciting new venture.