Meet #TeamGP : Claudia Beer

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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 Claudia Beer!

20206187_767501486754524_1248464185_nWhen did you first start horse riding?

I first started horse riding when I was six years old, I begged my parents for riding lessons for years and they finally gave in and booked me lessons at Gooromon Park for my birthday. I think they hoped that I would grow out of it but that clearly never happened.

What’s one thing you love about working at Gooromon Park?

There are so many great things about working at GP, but one thing I love would have to be the team. Not only the team of people but the team of horses we have too. The people are like a second family and there is always fun times at work. As for the horses, the school wouldn’t run without them! They are all such sensible well behaved horses that we can trust to take care of any rider we put on them.

Who is your favourite GP horse/pony?

Zep, he is my absolute favourite. I’ve had so many great memories with Zep both riding him and working with him on the flat. He really doesn’t get enough credit he’s adorable!

What music gets you motivated for the day?

Anything, I will dance to whatever’s on

What do you feel is your best attribute that you bring to #TeamGP?

My hardworking and willing attitude. I feel I always try my best to make sure all the jobs are done well and everything runs smoothly throughout the day.

20067687_764961413675198_1579961441_nWhat is something special about you most people don’t know?

Not really that special, but my OCD – I’m a perfectionist everything has to be done in order.

What is one of your fondest horse riding memories?

There are honestly so many! Coming 2nd in 6bar at interschools is definitely a big memory, the final fence was 1m45cm and it was the first show without my coach on my new horse so I was super proud my amazing horse.

What’s one thing you’d like to achieve in your riding or coaching in the next year?

I’m really hoping to be competing in my amateur/junior show jumping before I age out next year.

What’s one tip or insight you’ve learnt on your horsey journey that you’d like to share?

All horses are different and respond to different methods, this means that what works for one horse might not work for the next. This is a good way to teach a rider/trainer patience and resilience.

List three great qualities you admire in a GREAT coach?

Patience, confidence in the rider, ability to change the wording of an instructor based on the rider they are coaching.