About the Ballerina

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Hi, I’m Andrea. Like most little girls, I grew up playing with my pony toys, but these games quickly flourished into a life-long passion for all things equine. Throughout my life, horses have grounded me, helping me to retain my sanity during my years of study at high school and university. When I bundled my life into my car to leave home for my first job, there was never a question as to whether my horse would come with me.

As an adult, I fund my equestrian obsession by working as a clinical dietitian. When I’m not working, I can be found with my partner in crime, Nonie, whether I am riding her, spoiling her with treats or scratching her favourite spots. Nonie and I, whilst only at the beginning of our dressage journey, have lofty ambitions of competing at Grand Prix level.

The name of this blog does not come from a unique blend horse riding and dancing.  Despite the six months of ballet classes I tool before declaring that I could dance now, I am one of the clumsiest people I know. To me, dressage at its best is a beautifully executed dance, horse and rider perfectly complementing one another. When Nonie and I are in harmony it there are moments when it truly feels as though we are dancing.

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