Riding has been in our family for generations. With my mum, Sarah, competing at HOYS and RIHS it was only natural that, as soon as I could walk, I'd end up in the saddle!
As I was growing up I joined the Hampshire Hunt Pony Club and it was during my pony club years that I developed a strong passion for dressage (just ask me about Dusty and Perfection Himself!). I regularly represented Hampshire Hunt Pony Club in dressage competitions.
I continued to study whilst I was competing and in 2008 I completed my A levels. It was then that I took the decision to work full time with horses and seek out my ambition to compete in dressage at the highest standard.
In recent years I have been on the national squad of British Young Riders Dressage Scheme (BYRDS), the 2009 Young Rider European Dressage Team and am now starting to compete at senior international events.
I receive weekly coaching from Erik Theilgaard and also attend monthly clinics with Charlotte Dujardin. When I am not working with one of my coaches I train the horses myself with support from my mum, Sarah. Keeping all my horses fit and training other horses from the livery yard at Headmore Farm means that I typically ride about 7-8 horses a day. This can also include backing youngsters which we have bred on at the Farm.
A typical day is a busy one but for me the decision to work with horses is a lifestyle decision and one which requires passion for what you do.
Alice's BlogsBusy with Parties
We like to move it move it!
Winter Regionals - Success
Horsey Husband Shopping & Party Time
Training with the Golden Girl, Charlotte Dujardin
Wrapping Up For Winter
ArchiveIt might be fright night but the horses are alright!
Wiz proves to be a star at the Nationals
A month full of fun!
National Qualifiers, Posh Frocks, and Pitty Patty of Hooves for Next Year!
Despite the weather its been a busy time for Headmore
Success in the Rain
Qualifiers, Diamond Jubilee, Boris and Polo make a very busy month!
An exciting year ahead is expected!
Qualifying for Advanced Medium....not a bad birthday present!
A sad farewell
A very special christmas present
When it rains, it pours!
Pub quizzies, shopping and the occasional dressage test
A busy month and a well earned holiday for the Headmore Team
The Climax of the National Championships
No rest for the wicked
A manic month for Alice
Building up to the climax of the summer season
Manic May for Alice
A busy and exciting April
Summer competition season kicks off!
A busy February for Alice
A fantastic start to the New Year
Happy New Year
Alice Oppenheimer joins the Dengie Supported Riders