Emma Shepherd

Date of Birth:

17th January 1998


Neil, Helen and Jessica Shepherd

Are your parents involved in Harness Racing?

Yes, my dad used to drive and both of my parent’s families had Standardbred. Also, my Great Grandfather was founding committee man of the Mount Gambier Harness Racing Club

What are your racing colours?

Royal Blue and a pink diamond

How long have you been driving ponies?

A few months but I only started driving in races in January 2012

What is your pony(s) name(s)?

I driver the Greenfield’s pony Minty but I have my own riding pony Winston.

Do you work your pony most days?

No as I don’t live anywhere near the Greenfield’s so it is really hard

First Pony:

Driving Pony: Pumpkin             Riding Pony: Wally

First Pony Winner:

Pumpkin in my first drive

Favourite Racing Horse:

‘Black Blurr’ or “Black’s A Fake’

Favourite Racing Driver:

Gavin Lang

Most Admired Person:

Mum, Dad, Natalie Medhurst (netball) and Clayton Fredericks (equestrian)

Most Thrilling Moment:

Driving Pumpkin in my first race and winning the Young Driver’s of the Future Cup with Minty

What sports do you play?

Horse riding, Pony trots and I play netball for Kongorong

Favourite Drink:

Lemon Squash or Creaming Soda

Favourite Food:

Pavlova and Chicken Parmingiana

Favourite TV Show:

Heartland, Packed to the Rafters and McLeod’s Daughters

Favourite Music:

Pretty much whatever is on the radio

Favourite Pastime:

Riding my pony Winston around the farm and in the pines


My Sports, Horses, The trots and being with friends


Spiders and falling off Winston!


To win a Gold Cup and to go to University and become a vet.