Stacy Westfall and Pedro Torres at EQUITANA Australia
EQUITANA Australia is the largest horse show in the Southern Hemisphere. People fly in from all over Australia and neighbouring countries to see the best the horse world has to offer.
There is a spirit to EQUITANA Australia, it is where horse people from all disciplines come together for their common love, the horse. There is a lot of respect and collaboration here and it’s a great event from start to finish.
This year I was fortunate enough to be the MC of the Super Ticker Holders VIP event.
In the first session I had the pleasure of interviewing Stacy Westfall and Pedro Torres.
Stacy Westfall is one of the US’s top clinicians and competitors. She rides western disciplines. It would take me a long time to list all of her achievements, so I’ll name just a couple in 2003 she won the National Reining Horse Association Freestyle competition where she performed without a bridle. She went on to win major reining freestyle competition riding bareback and bridle-less. I do also have to tell you how Stacy was the first woman to enter and win, the prestigious Road to the Horse colt-starting competition.
To read more about Stacy’s life you can see it on her timeline on her website
Pedro Torres is a world champion Working Equitation specialist who trains using classical Dressage principles and by establishing a respectful and kind relationship with his horses. His name is synonymous in Europe with harmonious classical horse training.
This was a wonderful session where you can hear about how Stacy chose her horse for her first Road to the Horse Colt Starting competition and also hear about the best horse Pedro has ever ridden.
A massive thanks to EQUITANA Australia for allowing me to record and broadcast this interview here for you all.
Here are all the links that you will need to connect with each guest and EQUITANA.
Come Along for the Ride Website blog with photos