Emma Shepherd

Date of Birth:

17th January 1998


Dad - Neil, Mum - Helen, and Little Sister - Jessica

Are your parents involved in Harness Racing?

Family of trainers, breeders, owners and drivers

What are your racing colours?

I wear yellow with green cross belts

How long have you been driving ponies?

Three seasons

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

I drive the Opperman's pony, Jackim but I also have my own riding pony Wilston

Do you work your pony most days?

I don't get the chance to work Jackim myself through the week; however he does get the work

First Pony:

My first riding pony was Wally, I got him when I was one and a half.

First Pony Winner:

Pumpkin, in my first drive

Favourite Racing Horse:

Black Burrr, Wally Walton and Black's A Fake

Favourite Racing Driver:

Gavin Lang

Most Admired Person:

My Grandpa was my most admired person along with my Mum and Dad

Most Thrilling Moment:

Winning my first race

What sports do you play?

I have ridden horses since I was 1 1/2 years old, Netball for Kongorong and of course Pony Trots

Favourite Drink:

Raspberry, Dead Lizard or Ginger Beer

Favourite Food:

So hard to pick just one! Lasagna, Pavlova, Pizza or Nachos

Favourite TV Show:

Pretty Little Lairs, Gossip Girl, The Carrie Diaries, McLeod's Daughters

Favourite Music:

One Direction, Little Mix, 5 Seconds of Summer, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift - A variety!!

Favourite Pastime:

Horse Riding


Animals, eating and talking


Spiders and pawns


Do well in my senior years of High School, go to Uni, Travel, win a Gold Cup and soon help Dad fast work and race the big horses.