Denise Hallion represented South Africa in its first-ever dressage team that competed at World Equestrian Games in 2014 on her horse Werwelwind. She is based in the UK and owns and manages Mayhill Stud with her husband where they provide livery, teach and run shows. She rides under the trainership of Carl Hester and made her international debut in 2011. She would love to have a horse that is from South Africa and produce it to Grand Prix level. Her short term goal is to achieve 75% in a Grand Prix test. She balances her riding with teaching and family time.
“I would say, with passion, dedication, commitment and belief everything is possible. Keep working hard at your riding and be open to all opportunities which may come your way. Always remember the most important thing in our sport is the Horse, so treat your horses well.”