Mattea Davidson

Discipline: Eventing

Current Horses: Fairbanks Elle, Kinnordy Gwendolyn, Camden D, Sushi

What are your top 5 best performances?

  1. Winner 2012 Melbourne International 3DE CCI Two Star
  2. 2nd 2012 Queensland International 3DE CCI Two Star
  3. 4th 2011 Adelaide International Horse Trials CIC Two Star 4th
  4. 2nd 2012 Queensland State Championships CIC Two Star
  5. 1st 2014 Tamborine CNC Two Star

Who has had the biggest influence on your career to date?

Shane Davidson

Was it always your plan to work with horses professionally?

For as long as I can remember.

What made you choose your current discipline?

I like the accuracy and gymnastic challenge of the dressage, the speed and quick decision making required on cross country, and the athletic skill required for the showjumping.

What qualities do you look for when choosing a new horse?

Ability and character

What is your favourite training exercise?

I have so many. Canter poles on the ground are fantastic.

What gets you out of bed every morning?

Everything. Being able to spend my time as a horse trainer, instructor, competitor and veterinarian.

How do you deal with the lows of the sport?

Look for new opportunities.

Your most embarrassing career moment?

There are so many! Mistakes are great for making you sharpen up and improve.

What would your advice be to an aspiring professional?

Have a go and surround yourself with the type of people you aspire to.

What do you like about Proteq Equine Bedding?

Easy to store, easy to use, cost effective and hypoallergenic.

What would you say to anyone who is hesitating to make the change over to Proteq?

Give it a go. It is a superior product in comparison to mill fines and shavings.

Ultimate goal?

Compete internationally with a team of horses. Continue to help my students improve their riding and achieve their goals.

Meet some of our other sponsored riders

Shane Davidson

Kate Elliot

Amanda Shoobridge

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