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Holly's Bio & Timeline

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    Born in Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia
    The passion of horses immediately handed down from her mother Jenny, whom broke in horses from the age of 18. Jenny also competed in Eventing and Showing, which jump started Holly's training at a young age.
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    Holly's parents - Jim & Jenny purchase land in Uranquinty, NSW and build their own farm. Jenny teaches Holly how to ride, she breeds & trains her own horses.
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    At just four years of age, Cattle Work with horses was a common weekend theme on Holly's Grandparents farm at The Rock, NSW Australia
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    Joins the Wagga Wagga and District Pony Club. In her last year competing in Pony Club, she won both the U15 and U17 age groups at the NSW State ODE Championships and represented NSW at Nationals.
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    Joins the Wagga Wagga Charles Sturt University Horse Trials and Hunt Club. Attends clinics with coaches Hunter Doughty, Stuart Tinney, Captain Mark Phillips,Gina Haddad, Lucinda Green, Shane Rose. Numerous wins & placings in Eventing on horses Bass, The Rock, Jarrah, Nimble.
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    Competes in her first Melbourne Three Day Event at Werribee in the old format with Steeple Chase, represents NSW in the State Teams Competition.
    Her team brought home the win, with Holly placing 3rd individually on Secret Squirrel.
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    Holly moves to Albury, NSW to commence her Bachelor of Accounting Degree and focus on her horses at the Albury Wodonga Equestrian Centre. Holly competes horses The Rock, Secret Squirrel & Simity Sam at Dressage, Eventing or Showjumping competitions on a monthly basis successfully across 3 states for the years to come.
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    Holly was nominated to represent Australia at the Young Rider Trans-Tasman competition at Taupo, New Zealand.
    The Australian team won, with Holly being the overall competition winner - leading from start to finish. This Australian team was the first to have their name engraved on the Trans-Tasman Cup trophy and Holly the first Australian to win New Zealand Event.
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    Holly is the first Australian & Young Rider to win the Dressage phase at the New Zealand Three Day Event.
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    Inducted into the Wagga Wagga, NSW Australian Sporting Hall of Fame
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    Secret Squirrel (OTTB) retired with 62 trophy rugs to his name in Eventing and Dressage!
    He will forever be close to Holly’s heart along with her other retired horses in which she had started at a young age.
    The Rock, Simity Sam and Sanguine
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    Holly maintained Advanced Champion TTT with Sanguine and lessons with the Australian Dressage Team Coach - Clemens Dierks.
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    Numerous competition wins throughout NSW and Victoria. She had competed at five dressage competitions for five wins, notably, the Wagga Wagga Dressage Champions, Medium Champion, Young Dressage Championships and winning the TTT State Dressage Championships (advanced level) at Werribee, Victoria. This was the third year in a row that Holly won the competition.
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    Holly relocates to Germany where she strove to advance her riding skills. She spent her time training 2 year old Colts, as well as being Coached on a variety of horses from 3 year olds to Schoolmaster level horses with renowned trainers.
    While her time in Germany, Holly obtained two Warmbloods, Diamond Knight and Skyfall.
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    Invited to Vermont, USA to deliver Diamond Knight to his new home, continued her training with Skyfall and many other horses.
    During her travels in the USA, she meets her future husband Mario Angotti
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    Relocates to Rochester, New York with her horse Skyfall to establish roots with Mario Angotti.
    This is when the dream of Skyfall Hills and Holly Parker Equine began to form.
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    Holly marries Rochester NY native, Mario Angotti in Australia where they vacationed and met up with many friends and family.
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    Holly and Mario purchase their first home as a married couple to begin the journey of establishing Holly Parker Equine and the search for a horse property commences throughout Rochester, NY and Tryon, North Carolina!
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    The property that resides Skyfall Hills today is a 20 acre parcel located in the Town Of Wheatland, New York.
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    Holly trains different levels of horses and lessons at her facility as well as traveling to other venues for clinics/private lessons in dressage, jumping and XC. Holly goes to competitions with a fun team of students and competes her own horses.
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    Demand for training/boarding increased and a larger riding arena, an additional tack room with 3 stalls was added to double the size of the facility. Seeding of paddock also commences
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    Furst Domina (Macy) arrives from Australia. Holly's first horse she bred by Fürstenball from the mare Sanguine (Maddy) via Embryo Transfer
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    Holly & Mario attend a Carl Hester clinic in Toronto, CA. Carl being one of Holly's inspirations and uses his training techniques when working with horse & rider.
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    NY State Fair Training Champion & overall high point champion of the show.
    Holly & Fürst Domina compete at their first Region 8 Championships in training level to place 3rd. They Qualify for Nationals but Holly cannot proceed due to citizenship requirements.
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    Attend the Thoroughbred Makeover at Kentucky Horse Park for the first time as the trainer for OTTB Flat Leaver and Sarah Helper. They placed 3rd in the Dressage section, 8th in the Freestyle.
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    NY State Fair Champion Level 1 & 2. Qualified Level 1 for Region 8 Dressage Championships.
    Construction of their forever home on Skyfall Hills commences.
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    Holly Parker Equine is currently accepting new clients. If you are interested in achieving your goals in a professional yet welcoming and fun atmosphere - then this is the place for you. After all “Team Work Makes The Dream Work”
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    Holly and Skyfall travel to Ocala, Florida for 2 months to train extensively with Todd Bryan Dressage and successfully compete at the World Equestrian Center.
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    After a year of planning and site work, Skyfall Hills adds a large outdoor sand arena to hold clinics and expand training program to include jumping and eventing.
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    Bronze Medal achieved on Holly's homebred horse, Furst Domina (Macy)