My name is Jenna Davey and I am 24 years old and live near Maitland NSW. I have a small equestrian business, ‘Romani Equestrian,’ in which I take horses on for breaking and training as well as work as a horse massage therapist around the area. I am aiming towards achieving my level one coaching certificate as I love teaching as well and would love to be able to help other young riders excel in the sport.
My main passion with horses is in eventing. I have had a few horses over the years, commonly thoroughbreds off the track, that I have schooled and competed then sold on, while trying to find a top horse that can take me up the grades.
My current horses are:
- APH Mama Mia, a 13 year old purpose bred warmblood that is a very talented jumper who is currently competing at EVA105 level, looking to step up to one star in the near future.
- Romani Windsor, a 6 year old Clydesdale sport horse, who I broke in myself earlier this year. He has commenced his eventing career and proving to be a very talented jumper, currently competing EVA80 eventing.
I have aspirations to compete in high levels in eventing and am aiming to get a horse to three star level, if I play my cards right. I have unfortunately had a few unlucky things happen with some horses in the past and not gotten to where I would like to be by now, but I keep pushing forward and aiming high. I love riding and training and working out their different ways of learning.
I work closely with my two coaches, mother and daughter super team, Jennifer and Jessica Irvine-Brown and have done for the last 12 years. They have been fantastic support and helped steer me into the awesome and challenging sport that is eventing.
2017 has been off to a slow start so far with the horses. With crazy heat waves and starting a new job, I’ve been a bit all over the place with riding/training schedules.
I’ve commenced my electrical apprenticeship with Otis Elevators and so am now working full time which means I have to balance work and horses even more effectively. I have my two horses in work, APH Mama Mia and Romani Windsor, who I will be actively competing his year.
First start for the year was the HTBA Scone Horse Trials which was a fantastic event. Always my favourite event of the year and ran smoothly even with a fair bit of rain. It was also a lovely event to remember the lovely Olivia Inglis, who sadly lost her life there last year whilst competing. It was lovely to see so many people wearing black stars on their saddlecloth in memory of her.
My mare Mia performed beautifully over the weekend but we took it fairly easy due to how the going was and had a lot of time penalties and ended up 12th in the EVA105 class. I am very excited to be planning for our first one star start very soon. Have been looking at the calendar and discussing with my coaches as to where we should go. But looking like Tamworth event possibly.
My young man Windsor will be back out again soon, he enjoyed quite the holiday over summer and can’t wait to be back at it! He’s proving to be such a cool little horse and will possibly be up for sale towards the end of the year.
I have another young filly Narla, that’s currently out on a spell. I broke her in at the end of last year and even took her to a showjumping competition to see how she took to it. She is not quite 4 years old yet so will be giving her plenty of time to grow up before bringing her back in after winter to get cracking with her ridden career.
Other exciting news is my beautiful mare Yvette’s confirmed pregnancy to Craig and Pure Barrett’s young stallion Sandhills Sensation. Definitely looking forward to finding out what they can produce.
Looking like a great year ahead of us, I’m very excited looking at the calendar of competitions coming up. I am super proud to have Blue Chip supporting me. I hope I can do them proud with my team of horses this year!