Terri-Ann has always had a passion for animals in general, but horses have always been number one in her heart. She started horse riding at 4 years of age, taking riding lessons at a local riding school near where she grew up in Victoria. Her parents believed it would be a passing fad, and Terri-Ann didn't get her first horse until she was nearly 16 years old, from a parent/teacher night when Terri-Ann's Mum got talking to another Mum there and was offered a horse for free!
Like a lot of people, life moved on, marriage and children, weight and health challenges occurred over the next 20 years, and horses and horse riding took a back seat for Terri-Ann. To fill the gap horses left, she has been involved in dog obedience and pet therapy, as well as being a Registered Ragdoll Cat Breeder and cat show-er since 1998 and has held various committee positions to help out the clubs involved.
More recently Terri-Ann and her Husband have moved to a small property in Gippsland Victoria which has enabled her to return to riding, and has discovered Western Riding and the Western Dressage discipline. Coming from an English Dressage background, the soft and gentle Western Dressage ideologies fascinated and resonated with her. Although new to Western Dressage, Terri-Ann is passionate about seeing it grow to its full potential, and believes in its great future.