Young rider Mackenzie Healy caught up with Bluegrass Horse Feeds for the next Q&A session of the “Behind the Success” series. Mackenzie quickly moved into horses at a young age and has been bringing home the ribbons from across Ireland, all whilst juggling her School work. We are looking forward to 2019 for this up and coming rider.
1) What’s your favourite horse you’ve ridden?
Recolpa Rose owned my Robert Good, this was the mare I won the COH in the RDS on.
2) What horse would you like to have in your stables?
Inca Boy van T Vianahof.
3) If you weren’t a showjumper what would you like to be?
The next Einstein.
4) Favourite horseshow?
The Northern Indoor Championships at Eglinton Equestrian Centre because the atmosphere is electric for the Grand Prix and the Masters.
5) Do you prefer the Greatest Showman or Les Mis soundtrack?
6) What’s the one thing in your tack room you can’t be without?
My Pessoa saddle, it fits everything.
7) Have you any routines or habits before you go in the ring?
Pull my saddle forward and take a deep breath.
8) Do you have any other hobbies or sport interests?
Playing catch up with school work.
9) Name one competition that you really want to win?
The Hickstead Derby
10) What’s your favourite Bluegrass Horse Feed Product?
Bluegrass Re-leve, its excellent for the competition horses because it keeps their stomachs right and gives their coats a healthy shine.
11) When did you start riding?
About 3 years old.
12) First pony’s name?
Misty, she was a little grey 128.
13) What’s your proudest achievement so far?
Finishing second in the Junior Nation Cup at Hagan in 2017. It was big jumping and a great experience.