Updated: Oct 15, 2019
"The bigger the dream, the more important the team."
Name: Erin Volger
Current Location: Hoedspruit
"Love the animal first, and the sport second"
A Bit About Me:
I have been riding for just over 12 year's now. so from the beginning… I started riding when I was 5 and got my first pony when I was 8 and this is where my competing started. This last year I have just been building myself as a rider, I work ride and am home schooling matric,(doing the Cambridge system so will finish next year may) I work my 5/6 horses every morning and then go home to do school. I teach a few kiddies in my free afternoons and am very keen into my equine photography. I have currently got an equine nutrition and my first aid level 1 courses under my belt and have always wanted to go into veterinary since a little girl, and currently have the marks to make it in but am a bit queasy with blood. So am currently looking at going to work ride for Callaho stud from next years auction, and then I would like to study sport and equine science and complete my EQUASA exams.
All About My Steeds:
My first pony was a little welsh pony called Cloudy. I competed in SANESA with her at 60 and 70cm all the way to nationals until I was 11. When I was 11, my parents found me a crazy little pocket rocket that I competed up to 1.1 with for the next 2 years, doing SANESA and local training shows. After that I had a schoolmaster schooling me. his name was Sky Ship, he jumped up to the 1.30s.
I have my few horses that I compete, a little WB pony that I’ve backed and schooled for a client, she is now 5 and just started competing in the metres. I have a horse that I am leasing and am have just graded us in the 90cm to start from scratch and grow. Show jumping is where my heart and head are, it has been that way since I started.
Some Of My Achievements:
My dreams and goals are probably like most, but I'd like to be jumping open and riding for my country, I'd like to coach kiddies and give as much to the sport as it has given to me. I have never had the best horses (in society’s eyes anyway) , nor has any of it been handed to me, which is why I appreciate every minute I get to spend with the ponies and all the people who support and back my riding.