"Hi, my name is Ava Halloran, I’m 19 years old and I have been riding ever since I could walk. Alongside my mum and with the support of my family, friends and coaches, we compete all over Australia with our team of successful show horses. Showing has always been a passion of mine and I love having a fine eye for detail and presentation when competing...and when in the warm up arena! I also love being able to transform and train blank canvases into beautiful competition horses!
Over the last year, we have campaigned our OTT, Muse which has been both a challenging and an extremely exciting journey.
Since finishing year 12 last year, I have begun coaching and taking on horses for clients which is very rewarding and I hope to continue this whilst I complete a university degree in the medical field this year.
Some of my biggest wins over my riding career include champion riders at Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart Royals, champion rider at the EA Nationals and SHC Grand Nationals, EV Young Rider of the Year two years in a row, as well as multiple wins at HOTY shows. I have also been lucky enough to enjoy state and national successes on some incredible horses, such as Gem Park Socialite, Karlana Opening Night, Equest Liberate, Dymondz, SLM Mercedes, Harrington Park Symphony and Fontain Park Sir Harvey, just to name a few.
I love being able to showcase beautiful brands and products when out competing and without the support from my amazing parents, friends, coaches and sponsors, none of my success would be possible!"
Photos - First and Third © Angie Rickard Photography