We have teamed up with equestrian hub and their fantastic E-Zine publication Hub Vibes to showcase a rider of the month. Each month Hub Vibes will select a rider to appear in their popular magazine and also here on Filly and Co. Each rider will receive a personalised gift from Filly and Co.

Meet Bailey….

Bailey Grofski has been riding since he was a small boy, but started to get seriously involved from the age of ten. Now 18, and a dressage rider, his current horse, Dicavalli Royal Dancer is a 16hh ten-year-old Oldenburg mare.

“I’ve had Remi, as we call her, for three years,” says Bailey. “It’s a partnership and we work hard together, but I will say she is VERY quirky.”

Not unusual in a performance horse of course, where a small amount of Diva is often a desirable attribute!

The rider and trainer Bailey admires the most is Heath Ryan. “I have a lot of people I look up to, but ever since I started dressage Heath’s upbeat attitude and his positivity towards his training is inspiring.”

Bailey has realistic attitude towards his riding and competition. “It doesn’t have to be perfect,” he says. “The main thing is to ride and enjoy your horse.”

His goals are to ride a Grand Prix test before he’s 25, and to ride in the U25 Grand Prix at the Australian Nationals. Completely committed to his horse-life Bailey says his ambition is to train horses and take them through the levels.

Head over to Hub Vibes to see Thea in the magazine and other great content.

If you are a young competition rider and would like to be considered for the Filly & Co and Hub Vibes Young Rider of the Month you can apply by completing this brief application form.


Previous Riders of the Month

July 2017 – Lindsey

Aug 2017 – Milly 

September – Olivia

October – Thea