Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with EMILY ...

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with EMILY HANKINS

Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with EMILY HANKINS



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Emily is our Junior Ambassador from the Hills District in NSW who says that eventing is her absolute passion.


  1. You’re happiest when… I have just finished a clear cross country run. There is honestly no better feeling!”
  2. Where is the best place you’ve travelled to and why? I have been to quite a few countries but New Zealand is definitely where I feel most at home away from home. I’m not really sure why, I think it might be the awesome cold weather or the picturesque landscape, but I absolutely love it.”
  3. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years? Not to get caught up in other people’s dramas because 'if everyone minded their own business, the world would go around a great deal faster than it does' - Lewis Carroll”
  4. What is your favourite part about working with PHR? Absolutely how supportive and caring the PHR team is. It definitely feels like a family.”
  5. What is your hidden talent? I always win something from chocolate machines.”  PHR Ambassador Emily Hankins with her horse Simba
  6. Which is the most challenging horse you’ve ridden, and why? “My horse Simba was definitely the biggest challenge I have overcome with my riding. When I first got him I had only ridden school masters, so moving on to a strong willed horse who only did as much work as he felt like was definitely a shock. It took us a year to get to a point where we could go out to events without him rearing, bucking, bolting or dropping and rolling me off. We have been together for over 6 years now, and I am so proud of how far we have come. He is honestly my heart horse and I don’t know where I would be as a rider without him.”
  7. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would love to learn another language.”
  8. What’s your most memorable facepalm moment? I was on an agriculture camp and it had been raining, and my friend very seriously asked me what mud was. So I told her it was dirt mixed with water, and she was honestly surprised.”
  9. What do you like most about our brand? I absolutely love how stylish yet comfortable the clothing is. It is so awesome to have competition clothes that are comfortable and turn heads.”
  10. What gets you out of bed in the morning? My horse whinnying because he is hungry.” Eventing is Emily's absolute passion
  11. When you were 5, you were pretty sure you'd be a “vet” when you grew up. “My mum is a vet and I have always loved animals, but I have grown away from the idea.”
  12. Where do you hope to be with your riding 10 years from now? “I would love to be continuing my way up the grades in eventing, as well as training brumbies as pony club mounts and low level eventers for young riders looking to step up from ponies but not quite ready for thoroughbreds or warmbloods.”
  13. What is the best book you have ever read? Either Salem’s Lot by Stephen King or Demon Seed by Dean Koontz. I really love a bit of sci-fi horror.“
  14. How do you define success? When you finish in a better position than you started, even if it is only a small step.”
  15. What is on your bucket list? I want to have been to every continent.” Petite Horse & Rider Ambassador Emily Hankins
  16. What’s the coolest trend you see today? I’m really loving this thick eyebrow trend, it is definitely making my life easier!”
  17. Your favourite quote? “Hakuna matata … it means no worries for the rest of your days.”
  18. If you were an animal what would you be? Definitely a cat, I could happily sleep all day!”
  19. In another life, you’re pretty sure you were…Haha a cat as well!”
  20. What 3 words would you use to describe PHR? “Unique, beautiful and stylish.”

PHR NSW Ambassador Emily Hankins riding Simba

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