ALICE OPPENHEIMER - DISCIPLINE DRESSAGE

Alice is an elite British dressage rider, currently competing at the Grand Prix level.

"Riding has been in my family for generations. With my mum Sarah, competing at HOYS and at the Royal International Horse Show, it was only natural that as soon as I could walk, I’d end up in the saddle! As I was growing up I joined the Hampshire Hunt Pony Club and it was during my Pony Club years that I developed a strong passion for dressage (just ask me about Dusty and Perfection Himself!) I regularly represented Hampshire Hunt Pony Club in dressage competitions.

I continued to study whilst I was competing and in 2008 I completed my A levels. It was then that I took the decision to work full time with horses and seek out my ambition to compete in dressage at the highest standard.

I was a member of the 2009 Young Rider European team and since then I have been working my way up through the grades and have been placed several times internationally at Grand Prix. I now have an outstanding team of horses, whom can you read about on my website. www.aliceoppenheimer.com 

I receive fortnightly coaching from Erik Theilgaard and also attend monthly clinics with double Olympic Gold Medallist Charlotte Dujardin. When I am not working with one of my coaches, I train the horses myself with support from my mum, Sarah. Keeping all my horses fit and training other horses from the livery yard at Headmore Stud means that I typically ride about 10 – 12 horses a day. This can also include backing youngsters which we have bred at the Stud. A typical day is a busy one but the decision to work with horses is one which I have a complete passion for.

THE HALF PASS WITH HEADMORE WIMOWEH AKA TANK