Lucy commenced riding at the age of 5 when it became apparent to her ‘non-horsey’ parents that Lucy’s love of horses was not going to be a passing phase. They enrolled her at a local riding school in North East Victoria under the instruction of Robyn Chambers and a few years later bought a property, and subsequently a pony. From the age of 8 years Lucy showed a keen interest in the area of dressage and hacking and was soon riding for a number of pony studs and producers. Lucy broke in and educated her first pony at the age of 10 and since this time has developed a passion for breaking and producing young ponies and galloways to Royal, National and Grand National level.
In 2006 Lucy’s family moved to Murrumbateman to support her younger sister, Belinda, who received a scholarship to the AIS for swimming. Since moving to NSW, under the instruction of coach, Les Friend, Lucy’s has fulfilled many of her ambitions, with major achievements include; wins and champions at BARASTOC HOTY, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Bathurst Royals, NSW SHC HOTY, Macquarie Bank GNQ, Pacific Coast GNQ and NSW Country Hack Championships GNQ.
In 2014, Lucy started her newcomer show hunter pony, Bamborough Jabiluka, who had an incredible newcomer year culminating in two qualifications for Grand Nationals, Champion newcomer at ENSW HOTY, Pacific Coast GNQ, Lismore GNQ, Champion Hunter Pony at the AHHA Championships, Supreme Ridden Welsh at NSW All Welsh, to name but a few. In 2015 the team will consist of Bamborough Jabiluka, newcomer Bamborough Liberache as well as another newcomer currently being broken, youngstock ponies to be shown in hand as well as client ponies.
Lucy continues to campaign a team of ponies owned by the Hocking Family and clients across eastern Australia, as well as breaking and preparing a selection of young ponies.
Outside of horses, Lucy has completed a Bachelor of International Relations (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law and is currently working as an Associate at the ACT Magistrate’s Court.