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I grew up working in two successful family manufacturing and retail businesses, before going to college to pursue my love of horses & agriculture. I then worked in the equine industry all over the world and UK managing an Olympic & world cup winning team of horses. After realising I couldn't keep falling off crazy horses all my life, I moved into hospitality management and then into local government as an Account services & Projects manager.
The last few years I have been the project coordinator for the award-winning Ride Scottish Borders project, bringing together tourism businesses, services, attractions and accommodations, with over 300 miles of riding routes, promoting the region to the niche but the profitable equestrian tourism sector. As a successful event manager, I have created and managed numerous sporting events from small local races to supporting large international endurance events and I am currently working on reviving the popular Borders Festival of the Horse (2021). Outside of work, my love of adventure and sports is well catered for in this beautiful region and I can usually be found out and about exploring walking, swimming, cycling, running or on a horse.