Emma Shepherd {Mt Gambier}



Emma Shepherd

Date of Birth:

17th January 1998


Dad - Neil Shepherd, Mum - Helen Shepherd, Sister - Jessica Shepherd

Are your parents involved in Harness Racing?

Yes, my Dad used to drive and both of my parent's families had Standardbreds. We still have Standardbreds now.  

What are your racing colours?

Royal Blue with a Pink Diamond

How long have you been driving ponies?

I have been driving ponies for about 12 months, but I have been riding horses since I was one and a half

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

I drive the Greenfield's pony Minty but have my own riding pony Winston

Do you work your pony most days?

As i live a long way from the Greenfield's, I don't get to work Minty but she does get worked

First Pony:

A riding pony, Wally, when I was one and a half

First Pony Winner:

Pumpkin, in my first drive

Favourite Racing Horse:

Black Blurr, Black's A Fake, Wally Walton

Favourite Racing Driver:

Gavin Lang

Most Admired Person:

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

Most Thrilling Moment:

Winning my first race, or winning Junior Rider of the Year at Glencoe in 2006

What sports do you play?

Horse Riding, Netball for Kongorong and Pony Trots

Favourite Drink:

Creaming Soda

Favourite Food:

I just love food! But I really love Pavlova

Favourite TV Show:

Packed to the Rafters and McLeod's Daughters

Favourite Music:

One Direction, Little Mix, Cher Lloyd and Taylor Swift

Favourite Pastime:

Riding my pony Winston, and Talking


Horses, my sports, eating, talking, laughing, music and being with friends




To go to university to hopefully become a Vet