Meet #TeamGP : Brittany Heycox

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 Brittany Heycox!

20561703_1617317081632542_509062747_nWhen did you first start horse riding?

I first got sat on a horse when I was about 4 and from that moment I loved it! So when I turned 6 I started horse riding lessons at GP and now 12 years on I’m still apart of the GP team and I love it!

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

One of my favourite things about working at GP is the environment everyone is so kind and caring! The staff are all so amazing and the clients are so lovely and everyone really makes it a great environment to work in! 

Who is your favourite GP horse/pony?

Well, I love all our GP horses and ponies but if I had to pick a favourite it would be Zep my favourite pony and Jamokea my favourite horse!

What music gets you motivated for the day?

Something that is loud and I can dance and sing along to always gets me motivated for the day!

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

I’d say my best attribute would be my hardworking attitude and my motivation to get the job done right.

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

I am the youngest sibling of 7, 4 brothers and 2 sisters!

What is one of your fondest horse riding memories?

I have many wonderful horse riding memories, but one of my fondest would have to be when I got my first horse – although I didn’t get as much time with him as I would’ve liked he was still a great first horse!

20561768_1617317091632541_1101202863_nWhat’s one thing you’d like to achieve in your riding or coaching in the next year?

In my coaching I wold like to become more confident and with my riding I want to keep progressing with my little three year old and maybe take her on her first outing.

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

There is a quote I like and I like it because it teaches you that when you fall you must get back up, because falling is all apart of riding.

It is not enough for a person to know how to ride, they must know how to fall.”

List three great qualities you admire in a GREAT coach?

I think a great coach is someone who motivates you to be the best you can be, someone who is patient and someone who is honest.