Our first sponsored rider on our team is Samantha Fechney and her beloved Muffin a.k.a Jk Lucazen.
Sam finished her last year of High School in 2017 & now works part time.
Sam says "I was born into the horsey world on the 18th of March 2000 and knew at a young age that horses were in my blood. I often spent every second trying to get to them and be around them, even if it meant going under gates to get to horses in the paddock.
My horses name is Jk Lucazen aka muffin at home, who is a 16 year old 16.2hh grey gelding. His is a holsteiner and is out of Glamour Girl (Dam) by Jk Lucas (Sire).
Muffin is trained to Prix St George level in Dressage but I'm currently doing level 3 with him as my Mum kindly handed over the reins for me to learn on. He has already taught me so much and our partnership grows everyday.
Aside from horses I'm a very outgoing and outdoorsy person and would rather be outside than indoors. I enjoy doing any outdoor activity, often ones that are mentally and physically challenging and always willing to give anything a go. I love to draw and paint and go to the gym which is how I spend my down time when not in the saddle."
Sam & Muffins results for the 2017/2018 season are:
Dressage Taihape Christmas Champs Level 3 3B 16/12/17
Dressage Rotorua Summer Show Level 3 3D 04/02/18
Dressage Rotorua Summer Show Level 3 3B 04/02/18
Bates NZ Dressage Champs Amatuer Level 3 round 2 3D 15/02/18
Under 25 Dressage Champs Level 3 Musical Freestyle 20/04/18
Under 25 Dressage Champs Level 3 3C 20/04/18
Champion Under 25 Dressage Champs Level 3 2018
Dressage Taihape Christmas Champs Level 3 Musical Freestyle 16/12/17
Bates NZ Dressage CHamsp Amatuer Level 3 Eye Opener 16/12/17
Reserve Champion Bates NZ Dressage Level 3 Amateur 2017
At this stage, Sam will be our only sponsored rider until we look to expand our team over the next few years. Please don't be disappointed if we turn down your sponsorship request, we promise to keep you on file for when we are ready to grow the team.