Emma Booth needs no introduction, an Australian Paralympian, inspirational role model for many and a beautiful women.
Emma has always had a strong passion for horses, riding and has set her goals high. Her raw talent was clear early on and in 2011 she accepted a job in Germany riding and training horses for international dressage rider Holger Schulze.
Emma’s equestrian ambitions were put on hold in 2013 when she was involved in a near-fatal car accident causing paraplegia. Other injuries included a basilar skull fracture, compound fracture of her left ankle, bleeding on the brain and abdominal trauma.
Seven months later, Emma found the strength to return to riding. Learning of her options as a Para-equestrian, she set her sights on selection for the 2016 Australian Paralympic Team.
She made her international debut in 2014 at the CPEID3* in Hartpury, UK, placing in the top 10 in three events. The highest scoring Australian athlete, she was named a reserve rider for the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France.
Emma competed in two events at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, placing fifth in the mixed dressage individual championship and ninth in the team open with teammates Sharon Jarvis, Lisa Martin and Katie Umback.
Emma always like to push the message to “dream big, set goals and use support from those around you! I know it sounds cliché, but if you truly believe in yourself and your goals, anything becomes possible if you work hard enough”.
Alex is a 20 year old show rider, from Melbourne. She began riding on her 4th birthday and hasn't stopped since! Her first show was the 2009 Melbourne Royal show, at the age of 9, where she got absolutely hooked! Alex is now an accomplished show rider, with Royal show champions under her belt, as well as Grand National and EA National placings. She has three beautiful boys in her team at the moment; Rubinsaàr (pictured), Tully (the trusty teddy bear companion) and Hugo (project pony). Although Alex is a predominantly a show rider, she also enjoys training some dressage as well, and has recently competed at Medium level.
Alex is currently studying a Bachelor of Business (marketing), as well as a Diploma of Nutrition at university and has a great passion for the health and fitness area. She shares her passion through her Instagram (@the_a_game3_), and aims to promote a healthy, balanced lifestyle. As well as this, Alex is currently developing an activewear label (@moose_cow_fish_), which she hopes to launch later in 2020. Alex fills up her days with riding, exercise, uni and work (at a café).
‘I love the concept of the Riders Pod App and what these girls stand for! I think this app has the potential to be incredibly beneficial to so many riders out there, especially if they’re new to health and fitness, don't know where to start, or need a little bit of motivation! I am so excited to be part of the Riders Pod team and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing app!’
Bessie is a 19 year old rider who has competed to CCI3*-L Eventing. Listed on the Victorian Young Rider Squad as well as the Australian Young Rider High Performance Squad with her super horse Oscar!
Bessie is always out and about at events with her team of horses, riding at local, state and major interstate events. Commencing her riding career at Riddell's Creek Pony Club, Bessie loved making life long friends and spending quality time in the saddle with her horses.
“If I am not working with horses I will either be at the gym or trying my best to get uni work done. This year I decided to start my bachelors degree in Forensic science and Criminology which really has kept me busy but am loving it so far!
After or before all the work is done I will head to the gym to get my daily strength/cardio training in. Fitness has become a huge part of my life in the past year or so even taking on and completing my first Half marathon (21.1km) a few weeks ago.
That is where The Riders Pod has really struck a cord for me as I believe as riders we really need to start considering our own health and fitness to be just as important as our horses which I know as a rider myself with a busy schedule can be extremely tough sometimes but that's where The Riders Pod will give us the hand we need! I am very excited to be a part of The Riders Pod team!”
Madeleine is an up an coming young rider with a heart of gold.
Apart of the Victorian Young Rider Eventing Squad and a top 10 finalist in the
2019 Young Rider of the Year.
Currently eventing at 1* level with her trusty steed Freddie aka Mr Flinstone.
Madeleine has aspirations to work her way through the levels.
Madeleine has been a great support thus far to our business and we
appreciate all of her efforts over the last six months behind the scenes.
“Despite not always being 100% motivated to get my exercise done each day,
it is important to me and I believe this is where The Riders Pod comes in. I
believe that The Riders Pod will assist all riders to consider health and fitness
and realise that it is just as important as our horses!”
Lily is a young Eventing rider from Victoria with aspirations to work her way up the levels to 2* with her beautiful horse Penny.
With many riding achievements on her list, Lily aims to complement these with @theriderspod. Improving her riding position, strength and fitness, including better stamina for cross country rounds, a stable lower leg, strong upper body and core.
Lily grew up riding at the Tooradin and Mornington Peninsula pony clubs. Lily loved making new friends who had the same passion as her and learning from such a diverse group of instructors.
“I am so excited to see what I can achieve and inspire others to do through The Riders Pod”
Claudia Greve is a 21 year old competitive dressage from from Queensland, Australia. Currently training Elementary/Medium level on her incredible pony, Aria. Claudia has set her goals high and aims to continue to progress up the levels of pony dressage. Claudia and Aria became a partnership during the later half of the 2019 season and were very successful in their limited competition outings.
“The Riders Pod has significantly helped my health and well-being in and out of the saddle! With the incorporation of the amazing meals and workouts to my daily life I’ve never felt better. As I progress up the levels of dressage the physical demands on the rider are higher, and I did not want to limit my beautiful horse, so I decided to make a change. As a rider, I have always struggled with lower leg stability and core strength, especially in the sitting trot! Since I’ve regularly started using the app, I have noticed a significant improvement in my riding and my overall fitness. I’m so excited to continue my Riders Pod Journey!
As well as regularly training and competing in dressage, I’m also in my third year of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. This degree is not only time consuming but also physically demanding! I love the planner section of the app to keep my busy schedule in order.”
The Riders Pod proudly sponsors these amazing riders.
Emma Booth needs no introduction, an Australian Paralympian, inspirational role model for many and a ...