Meet #TeamGP: Ira Davies

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

We would like to give a big #TeamGP Welcome to our newest Instructor Ira Davies, to help you all get to know Ira we asked him a few key questions before he started.  Drum roll please – we are pleased to introduce you to Ira Davies!

When did you first start Horse Riding?

I started horse riding while living in Indonesia, as a 13 year old.

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

We shall see, but I can say I am looking forward to starting!

Who is your favourite GP Horse/Pony? 

I like Rupert for looks and Mardi to ride

What music gets you motivated for the day?

Iggy pop can get any day started.

 

What do you feel is your best attribute that you will bring to the TEAM?

I am pretty patient and laid back in general, which I think is a helpful attitude to have around horses. Or at least I think I am.

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

As a younger man the plan was to become an Academic. I thought I might like teaching and writing about philosophy. Working with horses quickly put an end to any aspirations I had to work indoors.

What is one of your fondest horse riding memories?

Galloping on a beach in Bali, very early on in my riding journey and much to the dismay of my parents. I was hooked after that.

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

I would like to get my level 1 coaching accreditation.

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

Horse riding is a long game, and while it is rewarding to have a good ride, your talent as a rider is not determined by any particular ride, good or bad. Being a good rider is an on going process, and to be good rider is to be forever becoming a better one. Does that make sense?

List three great qualities you admire in a GREAT coach?

Deep knowledge, sharp eyes and charismatic communication.