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Amy GRAHAM

Amy GRAHAM is an Australian athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Amy GRAHAM
FEI ID 10013803
Gender Female
Date of Birth 30/11/1985
Competing for Australia - AUS
Registration Jumping 2021
Last update 10/03/2021
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Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She began riding at age six on her family's farm in Arthurton, SA, Australia. "I had a little white pony, which I broke in and trained with my grandmother."
Why this sport? She had a passion for horses from an early age, and began competing at age 15. "My parents didn't want me to ride as a child. Eventually they would travel to shows with me around the country and be away for weeks, and even come over to Europe for extended periods."
Club / Team Haras du Ry: Carentan, FRA
Name of coach Julie Ulrich [personal], USA
International Debut
Year 2009
Competing for Australia
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Emmanuel Bertho
Residence Carentan, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Horse Trainer, Manager
Languages English
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Representing Australia at the 2014 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Normandy, France. (equestrian.org.au, 31 Jan 2020)
Most influential person in career Coach Michelle Strapp. (australianjumping.com.au, 17 Apr 2020)
Hero / Idol German equestrian Katharina Offel, US equestrian Elizabeth Madden. (australianjumping.com.au, 17 Apr 2020)
Injuries She has broken the same collarbone twice, which required a bone graft and a permanent pin. (equestrian.org.au, 14 Oct 2011)
Sporting philosophy / motto "It's all about the preparation. If your basics are solid, your horse is well prepared for his task and everything is managed well, just go in the ring and do your best for that day." (equestrian.org.au, 31 Jan 2020)
Awards and honours She was named the 2020 International Rider of the Year by the Australian Jumping website. (australianjumping.com.au, 30 Dec 2020)
Famous relatives Her partner Emmanuel has represented France in equestrian jumping. (fei.org, 03 Mar 2019)
Ambitions To represent Australia at the Olympic Games and the World Equestrian Games [WEG]. (australianjumping.com.au, 17 Apr 2020)
Other information STABLES She is owner and manager of Haras du Ry in Carentan, France. She trains riders and horses, offers stables for rent, and also has accommodation for riders and tourists. (Facebook profile, 05 Mar 2021; australianjumping.com.au, 30 Dec 2020) FROM AUSTRALIA TO FRANCE In 2009 she moved to the Netherlands to begin working with Australian showjumper Edwina Tops-Alexander. She then spent time in Italy and Belgium before settling in France in 2013. "Australia is my country. However, I don't think I could do what I do from Australia. I know how much planning and investment is required to succeed when you are based in Europe, and it would be prohibitive for me to add the cost of transporting horses back and forth. I know that's not a fair comment, but Australia is so far away that the tyranny of distance has always been a huge factor in the success of Australian riders." (Facebook page, 03 Feb 2021; australianjumping.com.au, 30 Dec 2020; equestrian.org.au, 17 Dec 2014; equestrianlife.com.au, 01 Apr 2014; horsesdaily.com, 28 Jan 2014)