Hazel started here at Ryans in January 2010. Hazel hails from a little town called Mutchilba on the Atherton Tablelands in far north Queensland. Mutchilba rates a post office and a primary school, no pub. Hazel started riding at some amazing young age like three years old. Hazel's Dad is a serious camp drafter and is the president of the Cape York and District Australian Stock Horse Society. Hazel has a younger brother, Liam, who like his Dad is showing real talents in the Australian Stock Horse world. Hazel's mum, Melonie, migrated from England to Australia when she was 20 and this is the influence that sparked Hazel's interest to pursue an eventing career. Hazel has a natural talent for nurturing confidence in even the wildest of young horses. She is very capable weaning and handling foals as they come off their mothers and she has already gained a reputation for breaking-in particularly nervous youngsters in a very quiet yet efficient manner. Hazel rides a warmblood mare called Northern Fable who is currently competing at medium level dressage and schooling at Prix St Georges level. Northern Fable however is most talented in the eventing world and has risen through the grades quite rapidly to currently be competing at one-star level. We have no doubt that Fable and Hazel will compete at three-star level in the next couple of years. Hazel has a very fancy Don Ramiro broodmare who she hopes will produce some spectacular dressage youngsters. Her first foal is due this 2011/ 2012 season. Initially however Hazel hopes to become one of the top Australian Three Day Event riders.