Elaine Davies
Horse Owner, Trainer – New Zealand

How long have you been a member of Equitopia?

4 years.

Why did you join Equitopia?


What do you enjoy most about Equitopia?

Research that’s up to date and relevant.

What do you love most about horsemanship?

The connection you can have by listening to your horse.

How do you define success in horsemanship?

A willing, happy horse that is healthy and content in everyday life.

Who inspires you – and why?

Many people including Anna Blake.

If you could choose anyone as a mentor, who would you choose?

Someone that has the knowledge, patience and experience to make me think about how I interact, train and communicate with my horses and those I work with.

What’s one thing – either horse-related or not – you learned in the last month?

I recently attended a medical conference and learnt to not be biased and to reflect on my beliefs and how they impacts others.

What’s something about you (a fun fact) that not many people know?

I sit and talk to my animals all the time as though they understand what I have to say.

What’s your favorite book?

David Attenborough.

What’s your favorite movie of all time?

Flat liners.

If you had to eat one meal every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Soft scoop ice cream.

If you were told you could say 1 thing that the entire horse world would act on, what would that be?

Learn to listen to your horse, they are always telling us something.