We are delighted to announce the 2022 PerformaRide People’s Choice Delivering Dreams winner, Kacey Ledger!
The People’s Choice award could only be made possible with the wonderful sponsorship of PerformaRide who generously donated a new wardrobe worth $1,000 as the prize.
Pony mad from the very start, by the time Kacey Ledger was eight years old she had joined Pony Club and was competing in games and horse trials at state level – and it wasn’t long before her passion for show jumping took hold.
Now an Acknowledged Retrainer with Racing Victoria, she and her husband rehome OTT Thoroughbreds, as well as breeding racehorses and performance horses. Not one to rest on her laurels, she’s currently establishing an all-weather arena: “I want to educate and rehome as many horses as possible to increase my professional profile and to assist with the arena costs,” she says.
Another goal near and dear to Kacey’s heart is to compete with her home bred Warmblood at Grand Prix level, beginning with Mini Prix competitions over the coming months. She also has a five-year-old Thoroughbred mare who’s showing outstanding talent over fences. “I hope to see her doing well at some exceptional events in the future,” Kacey tells us – and given that Kacey’s father-in-law competed at World Cup level, achieving her show jumping dreams could be the start of an exciting family tradition.
With a strong commitment to excellence Kacey offers support to all her new owners and their horses, and is always delighted to receive updates on their progress. She also coaches at Pony Club and has a key role on her local Pony Club committee.
A dedicated horsewoman, Kacey seeks constantly to grow as a rider and a trainer: “I take pride in all that I do, and I will never give up on the chance to improve my skills, or my horses’ abilities,” she says.