IZZY STONE | RIDER
Izzy discovered her love for horses as a child while riding in lead rein classes at Forrest Park Riding School in Canberra. She grew up in a professional sporting family, however the Equestrian scene was new to everyone. She started competing at local Pony Club events, age 9 where her desire for a career in Eventing and Showjumping blossomed. Under the guidance of Grant Hughes, founder of Forrest Park Ridding School and respected horseman, Izzy soon instigated a passion for producing young horses. Her first Junior mount was a 7yo warmblood mare, Kinnordy Ghasi who she produced from a 4yo at age 12. Izzy then went on to compete on the Australian Junior and Young Rider circuits with a team of talented
young horses under the supervision of the McDermott family. Izzy won her first country Grand Prix at Berry Show 2013 on Cosmorex Coffee Latte. In 2014, Izzy started in her first World Cup Qualifier and was listed as the first reserve for the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. Once finishing school, Izzy’s dream of working and competing in Europe became reality. At the tender age of 18, Izzy began working at Böckmann Pferde in Lastrup, Germany where she trained and competed for 12 months. The second half of her trip was spent training and producing young horses for Patrick Doller, former head rider for Paul Schockemöhle. Izzy is now based back home in Sutton, NSW, studying at university and now the driving force behind her business, Ouverture Sport Horses AU. She currently has 8 horses in work and specialises in training and producing horses to Grand Prix level. “I currently have two very special Bellhaven horses on my team, Bellhaven Chanceux (5yo, gelding – Current 5yo Summer Classic Medallion Winner 2018) and Bellhaven Misty Blue (8yo mare). I have never had horses with such a relaxed and simple way of going. They make my job easy and to top it off they can jump! I am very fortunate to have the backing of Deb at Bellhaven stud and of course my parents who have given me the opportunity to ride and
work with talented these horses”.