Australian former Grand Prix team rider Maree Tomkinson has begun a new chapter in life by moving to Germany. The plan is for three years, but Tomkinson leaves the time frame wide open in order for her “restless soul” to settle down. Maree grew up in Papua New Guinea, in a non-horsey family but always knew she wanted a life with horses.
Diamantina (by Diamond Hit x Campari M) became her career-making dressage horse. She rode the 2008 World Young Horse Championships in Verden with her, won the 2012 Australian Grand Prix Champion’s title and represented her country at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen. In 2021 she returned to the World Young Horse Championships in Verden with Friday, a homebred Furstenball out of Diamantina. Her most recent Grand Prix horses are DJM Donna Elena (by Don Schufro x Bolero) and Longvue Florencio (by Florestan x World Magic).
She will base herself in Krefeld and train with Ton de Ridder.
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