Where do you live?
I live on a 4 1/2 star resort and 650 acre beef property where my partner runs the beef cattle side and is also the horse/trail ride supervisor . At the moment we’re surrounded by lots of cute calves wonderful trail horses.
Tell us about your horse?
In four words quirky, stubborn, mole and honest.
I always said I’d never own a mare or a thoroughbred and I broke both those rules with Delly and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
When I first got her she came with her own set of issues which we’ve worked through bit by bit. It’s been a slow road to get her confident but whatever she does she gives it her all.
These days she’s whatever I need her to be – eventer… sporter… dressage pony… cow chaser… you name it Delly does it and does it well.
I also have the chance to ride the 13 other horses we have on the property so I get to experience lots of different horse personalities!
Describe a typical day for you:
Usually it starts at 6.30am with my little puppy, Twiggy waking me up. …Very loudly, before I head off to work.
On days off I either ride Delly and newbies coming into the trail riding team. Or head off to a competition.
What equestrian dreams are you chasing?
My ultimate goal is to just purely enjoy riding and my horse… the day I stop enjoying it and it becomes a chore is the day I stop.
Currently we’re competing EvA60, with fingers crossed for a EvA80 start soon. Longer term its to compete at 1m – and I truly believe Delly is capable of that.
How would you describe your personal style?
Errr…Hillbilly Bogan? ?
I love being comfy and practical which is necessary on the property! I live in a pair of jeans, my ariat boots and a comfy t-shirt and jumper.
However I do have an except to the rule – I love pink, anything pink.
What problems does your Sweet Iron gear solve?
Being such a traditional sport, Sweet Iron allows me to show my rebel side and let’s be honest who doesn’t love skulls & unicorns??
The gear is super comfortable and flattering and the PopTops dont make you feel like your being strangled like a normal show shirt usually does. The gloves actually fit my garden gnome sized hands and child sized wrists which is a bonus too ?
Where can we stalk you?
Facebook – Karlia Woods
Instagram – @kar13lia (you’ll get to see lots of photos my adorable puppy and of course Delly!)