Meet #TeamGP : Alex Wensing

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At Gooromon Park, we love our team of instructors and stablehands. Every member of #TeamGP is passionate about equestrian, is highly skilled, and absolutely loves supporting you on your riding journey.

We’ll be introducing you to the team through our blog – today, meet Alex Wensing, one of our talented instructors!

alex1When did you first start horse riding?
I had my first riding lesson when I was 10 years old, at Gooromon Park, with Amanda Clark – I was her first student!

What’s one thing you love about being part of #TeamGP?
I’ve spent 20 years riding, coaching, learning, growing, sharing all things equine knowledge on this property. So to me Gooromon Park feels like home turf. That’s why I love working here.

Who is your favourite GP horse/pony?
There have been so many great school horses over the years. But my favourite riding school pony would have to be Zep.

What music gets you motivated for the day?
I love my pop music, so anything with a beat, rhythm and tempo.

What do you feel is your best attribute that you bring to the team?
I have a healthy sense of humour… The first person I’m willing to laugh at is myself…

What is something special about you most people don’t know?
I was one of Gooromon Park’s first students in 1998 and have stayed with the school since, and gained my Equestrian Australia level one coaching certificate and Stable Manager qualifications with them as well. I was was very proud of this achievement.

What is one of your fondest horse riding memories?
After many years of riding other people’s horses, my fondest memory is riding my first official dressage test on my own horse, LETS B GRAND (Monty).

alex2What’s one thing you’d like to achieve in your riding or coaching in the next year?
More saddle time… After selling my school master, I don’t have a horse in work at the moment.

What’s one tip or insight you’ve learnt on your horsey journey that you’d like to share?
Set goals not limits! One of my first coaches at the riding school once told me I could achieve my level one coaching certificate. At the time, I had no idea what that involved. With the right guidance from my coaches, I’ve now achieved that goal and I’m looking forward to what’s next.

List three great qualities you admire in a great coach?
The ability to listen, set goals and help you achieve them!