Hayley-Grace Davis from Te Puke has been selected as a finalist for the 2019 Equidays Top Talent Competition and will perform in the Equitainment Extravaganza Nightshow during Equidays in October.
Hayley-Grace runs Wake Field Equestrian in Te Puke where she breeds and trains both her own and outside horses and teaches regular lessons. She has been training and breaking in horses for over 10 years.
Equidays Top Talent mentor and equitainment extraordinaire Dan Steers recently spent a training session with Hayley-Grace to help her prepare for the finals and perfect her performance. “Hayley-Grace’s routine is all going to be performed from under saddle but bridleless, there is high degree of difficulty with this, she is going to be using speed and dressage manoeuvres and well as incorporating jumping.”
“She has a great story to tell come performance night. It’s great seeing Hayley-Grace live out her pony club dreams of performing with her stallion,” says Dan.
Having had her two lessons with Dan Steers so far, Hayley-Grace has been able to take the steps in moving from playing around and showing off to performing with more purpose.
Hayley-Grace’s pony Wake Field Heartbreaker has done a bit of everything including level 4 dressage, eventing, showjumping, show hunter derby, and cowboy challenge.
Hayley-Grace and Wake Field Heartbreaker’s performance at Equidays will involve dressage, jumping and obstacles with no bridle, just a rope around his neck showing off this incredible stallion’s trainability and temperament.
The Equidays Top Talent final performances will be judged on horsemanship, artistic impression and crowd popularity and will feature as part of the Saturday Nightshow.
Tickets for the Equitainment Extravaganza featuring Hayley-Grace’s performance in Equidays Top Talent are on sale now, head to www.equidays.co.nz for more information.