This episode is a little bit different. If you follow me on social media, you will know that I have just spent 4 days at EQUITANA Australia. And I was there to be the MC of the VIP Super ticketholder events.
The first event I was fortunate enough to interview Stacy Westfall and Pedro Torres. For anyone who does not know who that is, I’ll give you a bit of the intro from EQUITANA’s program. Stacy Westfall is one of the US’s top clinicians and competitors. She is a specialist in reining but rides most western disciplines. It would take me a long time to list all of her achievements, so I’ll name just a couple, in 2003 she won the National Reining Horse Association Freestyle competition where she performed without a bridle. She went on to win major reining freestyle competition riding bareback and bridle-less. I do also have to tell you how Stacy was the first woman to enter and win, the prestigious Road to the Horse colt-starting competition.
Pedro Torres is a world champion Working Equitation specialist who trains using classical Dressage principles and by establishing a respectful and kind relationship with his horses. His name is synonymous in Europe with harmonious classical horse training.
It’s a wonderful opportunity to be able to interview people like Stacy and Pedro who are world class in their chosen discipline. It’s so lovely to speak to two people who do different disciplines, and who have more in common that you would think, and it’s lovely how they have so much respect for each other.
A massive thanks to EQUITANA Australia for allowing me to record and broadcast this interview here for you all.
Here are all the links that you will need to connect with each guest and EQUITANA.
Come Along for the Ride Website blog with photos
Stacy Westfall Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube
Pedro Torres Website, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube
EQUITANA Australia Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter