Skye has ridden all her life, as well as competing at National level in numerous other sports.
Education and professional experience
In 2007 Skye decided to concentrate purely on showjumping and started riding for Irish international showjumper Dave Quigley at Q Sport Horses. She rode there for 4 years, competing, training, and learning about the business of buying and producing horses.
She was a member of the British World Class Performance Squad, which was a program to train and progress Britain’s talented young riders.
In November 2011, after much deliberation, she decided to move to America to ride and train with another well-known international show jumper, Paul O'Shea. She gained invaluable experience riding and competing in Wellington (Florida) at the Winter Equestrian Festival and also shows around Connecticut during the summer months.
In 2013 she got offered a job riding for arguably one of the best female riders in the world, Olympian Pénélope Leprévost. She stayed there for just under 3 years gaining more valuable experience. Competing up to 3/4* level with good results, including placings at the World Young Horse Championships and ‘Sire of the World’ Grand Prix, in Lanaken (Belgium).
In 2016 she started her collaboration with breeding stables 'Elevage du Tillard'. She has her own yard here, producing her owners horses for the future, to sell or to keep with the intention to compete at the highest level. As well as riding all the home bred horses from ‘Elevage du tillard’.
Skye is very passionate and dedicated about her career and has no doubt she will get to where she wants to be.
'I am a strong believer that hard work pays off and you make your own luck in life'.
- Qualified and competed at the World Young Horse Championships in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018.
- Qualified and Placings in the National Young Horse finals in Fontainebleau 2013-2019.
- 8th in the ‘Sire of the World’ Grand Prix at Lanaken CSI international 2014.
- Placings in numerous 3* classes in 2017 including, 6th in the 3* Grand Prix at Saint Lo.
- Winner of the 1.45m 2* class at Chantilly 2017.
- Placings in 3* Grand Prix and Olympic qualifying classes in Vilamoura (Portugal) 2018.
- Winner of the National Grand Prix at Gambais Jump 2018.
- 3rd in the final of the 7yr old Young Horse European cup at Vilamoura 2019.
- Placings in 2/3* classes 2019/2020 including 6th in the 2* Grand Prix at Le Mans December 2019.
Skye & Audevard
“Audevard offers such a wide range of products to help every horses needs or weaknesses. I wouldn’t say I had a particular favorite product in general. Yet at this current moment I have seen a dramatic difference in one of my older horses since I have been using the Ekyflex Arthro. I find it helps dramatically in her mobility. Making her feel more supple with a wider range of movement to help obtain her maximum performance. It’s a product aimed to support daily healthy joint function, plus it’s easy to give to the horses in their feed, liquid or granule formula. “