Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with KAITLY...

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Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with KAITLYN MCGILL

Team Rider Spotlight ~ 20 Questions with KAITLYN MCGILL

 

24/4/2019

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This week we are casting the spotlight on our Ambassador Kaitlyn McGill. Kaitlyn is a dressage rider from Victoria, who has trained her mare Flowervale Sancierra from breaker to Advanced level.

 

 

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve? “Twisted reins!”
  2. Any superstitions when it comes to competing? “No superstitions, but I (and Cierra as well!) have a very particular routine and get flustered if anyone interferes!”
  3. In another life, you’re pretty sure you were… “a pirate, according to the internet (and perhaps my class of 2018..!)”
  4. What does a typical day look like for you? “Every day is different! But I’m the kind of person to try and complete 13 hours of work in a 12 hour day, so I’m always doing something.”
  5. What is your favourite part about working with PHR? “There is a true team mentality, everybody is so supportive and encouraging of one another!”
  6. People would be surprised if they knew…I am left handed.” Kaitlyn & Cierra
  7. Your favourite quote? “Never resent somebody for doing something you would have done yourself if you had the opportunity.”
  8. How would you describe your approach to training your horse/s? “Very positive. You want your horse to want to work for you, so I try to reward good/correct training rather than overcorrecting or disciplining their mistakes.”
  9. If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Elastigirl ”
  10. What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?  “Things can change when you least expect it, so you have to be flexible and prepared to take responsibly for yourself to make the best of whatever is thrown at you.”
  11. What do you like most about our brand? “The fit and quality – I have never ridden in a comfier pair of breeches!” PHR Ambassador Kaitlyn McGill
  12. Which are your favourite events and why? “The Victorian Youth Dressage Championships, Australian Dressage Championships, Dressage With The Stars and the CDIs. I’ve always loved watching the Aachen Challenge too, and hope to compete in it next year!”
  13. Are you messy or organised?  “I would say I’m an organised mess…”
  14. What is the most played song on your iPhone/Android? “Probably something by James Bay.”
  15. When you were 5, you were pretty sure you’d be “a member of Hi-5” when you grew up. Kaitlyn McGill & Flowervale Sancierra
  16. What is your absolute favourite PHR outfit? “Definitely my blue floral Alexis shirt and white stitched navy breeches!”
  17. How do you manage your nerves before competing? “My nerves are reflected in anxiety or stress I get during the week before the event! Once I’m at the competition, I tend to be able to focus on whatever my goal may be which seems to distract me from feeling pressure. Good company always makes it easier too!”
  18. What is your greatest fear? “Huntsman spiders – I would pick up a redback before I went near one of those!”
  19. What is the best book you have ever read?I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes.”
  20. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? “Play guitar!”

PHR Ambassador Kaitlyn McGill

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