Yvette Truesdale

Yvette Truesdale - Ireland - Dressage Rider / CAFRE Enniskillen Campus Yvette Truesdale Dressage Demonstration

Yvette Truesdale
Hometown: Hillsborough, Co. Down, Date of Birth: 24/9/68.

Greatest equestrian achievement to date is...
Being a member of the first ever Irish Dressage team at WEG Rome 1998 with Accolade and representing Ireland at WEG Jerez 2002 plus three European Championships from 1999 - 2003

My main ambition while representing Team Ireland....
To build on my second championship level horse`s debut, Has To Be Fun, at Windsor Europeans and improve our performance at WEG Kentucky 2010. The ultimate would be to represent Team Ireland at the Olympics

A horse I would like to own/ride is...and why
I saw Anky Van Grunsven`s stallion `Painted Black` as a 4 year old in Holland, before she rode him and I really like him. Would have had him home for his charm and obvious talent if he had been within my budget - unfortunately he wasn`t.

The biggest influence on my career as a rider has been....
I think the biggest influence has been watching and learning from the world`s top dressage riders and I have been privileged to learn from some of the best trainers.

My favourite sportsperson outside of equestrian sports is...
Phil Taylor - 14 times world darts champion

If I wasn`t an international rider I would like to be...
A journalist

When I am not competing or riding I like to spend my spare time....
Reading or relaxing and watch

Yvette Truesdale