Name - Katie Turnbull
Age – 24
I Live – Culross, Fife.
Favourite Things – My horses, friends and my Equiline show jacket.
Most Disliked Things – Milk, Cold weather ironic as I live in Scotland
Essential Piece of Kit I couldn’t live without- My Anky saddle pads use them every day on my horses and as they are very practical
Favourite brand- I have a few Anky, Kingsland and Equiline.
Name- Ashton Solitair
Colour- Dark Brown
Solitair x Maximillian Saluut
Level Competing- Novice
Name- Savana Gold
Burggraaf x Ahorn
Level Competing- Prelim/Novice
Aims for 2015- To do well at regional’s and qualify for the nationals. Later in the year I want to move up to Elementary level.
I am based at Ashes Farm, Ashton Stud in fife, Scotland. Where my family and I breed and produce sport horses and also run a family farm. We specialise in showjumping. My brother is an international showjumper and produces the showjumpers. I myself have now added the dressage side to our business from last year and hope to increase this gradually. I have two competition horses at the moment and are both homebreds. They are showjumping bred but are lovely horses and doing well in dressage.
My parents and grandfather all rode and competed and also bred horses too so it’s in the blood. My first pony was bought when I was a baby and from then I sat on my pony. I started pony club when I was six and from about ten I was competing at shows regularly. I did a bit of everything with my ponies from showing, showjumping, dressage and eventing.
When I finished school at seventeen I then went on to study an Equine Science degree at Hartpury College. When I graduated I came back home to work within the family business.
I started competing my own horses in dressage last year. Before I caught the dressage bug I mainly competed my horses in showjumping up to foxhunter level but now the dressage has taken over and I love it.
My horse Ashton Solitair is competing at novice level and has regular +70% scores. We are aiming for the summer regional’s with the goal for getting to the summer nationals this year. The next step will be to start competing at elementary level after summer regional’s. My other horse Savana Gold is competing at prelim and novice level and will move up a level later in the year.