One of New Zealand’s favourite reality TV sisters has been named as a competitor in The Way of The Horse at EQUITANA Auckland. Amanda Wilson is well recognised for her horsemanship skills and known as one of the Wilson Sisters who shot to fame with their efforts to save the Kaimanawa horses…
A top showjumper who has enjoyed success at World Cup, Grand Prix and Super League level, Amanda is the youngest of the trio and will be one of four TWOTH competitors who have just four hours over four days to turn their previously unhandled horses from wild to willing.
Sure to come into play will be Amanda’s keen eye when it comes to measuring up a good horse and her talent for starting and producing young horses. The Wilson Sisters have always produced their own horses, with Amanda bringing a number through to top level very successfully.
She’s looking forward to the challenge TWOTH will bring. “I am very excited to be introducing a new training system that has completely revolutionized how I work with horses,” says Amanda. “It is a really unique mix of Vicki and Kelly’s style of training and I think fits really well into the TWOTH format. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Amanda is a past winner of the Pony of the Year crown (2010 aboard Showtym Viking) and has also placed second in the Olympic Cup at the Horse of the Year Show with Cassonova. These days she continues to compete with an exciting team including some imported horses, but she is also is writing a debut book in-between about human physiology as well as running her own business, The Formula which shares the best of everything equestrian with a focus on a happy healthy horse and the relationship between horse and rider.
“Things are pretty busy at home, with so many horses in work and so much going on behind-the-scenes, but I love what I’m working on and am excited to develop it into bigger and better things in the future.”
TWOTH organiser Sandi Simons is ecstatic to have Amanda on board and says there is still plenty to come in announcements about the very popular event. “We have managed to get the very best trainers to be involved this year,” says Sandi. “We are sure Amanda will share with us some techniques on how best to train a young vulnerable horse. This is a must see.”
TWOTH will feature horsemen and/or women from both Australia and New Zealand, creating a true trans Tasman battle of the highest degree. The competition was created in Australia as part of EQUITANA Melbourne and is always a huge favourite with spectators who get to watch and learn from some of the best trainers in this educational horse starting competition.
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