Triumph over tragedy
Courtney Fraser and Rockin It.
Good Morning Fiona and Sit Tight Radio listeners,
I am writing to you on behalf of my client Courtney Fraser Performance Horses, regarding joining Sit Tight Radio for some light-hearted commentary and interview, during the up-coming, Melbourne International 3-Day Event. Courtney is as Aussie as they come – Growing up in a sheep and cattle farm, brother played AFL for the Pies and she campaigned wild OTTBS to make her mark, in world of eventing. Courtney has that grit and wit that’s needed to tackle the highs and lows of our beloved sport.
In April 2013, Courtney lost both her horses in a tragic car accident, that saw her needing multiple surgeries and months of rehabilitation. Courtney’s close friend Emma Booth, suffered life-changing injuries which, has been the catalyst for her all-inspiring success (Rio Olympics). After losing everything, the equestrian community came together in a fund-raising effort, held at Crown Casino. The strength and unity of all the guests and supporters was truly remarkable and assisted both girls with their recovery, greatly.
With no horse’s, Courtney decided to pinch one of her husband’s failed Polocrosse ponies- A small stock horse with plenty of attitude and spunk; playfully named Rockin It. Following four-weeks of re-education; Courtney set sail with this partnership and hasn’t looked back since. In their four years as a team; Rocket and Courtney have had many placings and top finishes in the eventing circuit; with their most recent success, placing 4th at the Camperdown CIC2*. Now, with her attention firming placed on the up-coming M3DE; Courtney hopes to post a competitive result as well as assist her pupil Jackie Wright, make history – riding the smallest horse in record to compete at M3DE 1*.
Jacqueline Fein, Sports Manager
Sounds like a great opportunity for our listeners, can’t wait to meet Courtney in person, even though I have watched the pocket rocket zap their way around MI3DE CCI 1 star in 2016.