Hollie Swain was born in Gore, South Island New Zealand. She comes from a family who are regarded as one of the regions leading racehorse trainers.
Hollie grew up and learnt to ride through the Pony Club tradition and this has lead her to be a strong supporter of good equine tuition and management. Her students also have the benefit of having exposure to New Zealand Eventing tuition and techniques.
New Zealand eventing has experienced a return to its former glory and standing. Hollie Swain has been part of this resurgence as a Rider for Olympian Jock Paget. She has been training and riding for Jonathan Paget, Badminton winner and Olympic Bronze medalist, and has helped maintain his top competition horses to peak condition. Hollie is planning on utilising this expertise to develop her own venture and quest for country representation.
“There are very few people I let ride Promise & Lush, but when I’m away, Hollie Swain, my rider, rides them.” Jonathan Paget
Hollie is looking to build up her own team of horses and sponsors to represent New Zealand in the future at the major championships. Her definite goal is to become a major force in the sport of Eventing. From her United Kingdom base and in keeping with her goal to be a major force in the sport of Eventing, Hollie has established a number of sporting and business focused goals.
- Obtaining a qualifying result at 4* event in 2017
- Gaining NZ Accelerator squad selection 2016
- Representing NZ at the World Equestrian Games 2018
- Gaining Olympic selection for 2020 Games
Currently competing at Advanced 3*** star level
HOLLIE SWAIN EVENTING Dunsfold, Surrey
Rider 2015 – Current
PAGET EVENTING Buttermere, Wiltshire
Rider 2011 – 2015
CLIFTON EVENTERS Auckland, New Zealand
SIRE EQUESTRIAN OLYMPIAN Georgia, USA
Stable Rider/Groom 2009
TENGOKU FARM Auckland, New Zealand
Clinic 42 Sponsored Rider 2007-2009
New Zealand Inter Pacific
Team Captain to Hong Kong, 2nd individually overal 2009
South Island Talent ID eventing squad member
New Zealand PC Eventing
Otago-Southland Championship Team 2004-2006
Eventing including up to 2** star
Show Jumping Young Rider placings
BSC University of Auckland, New Zealand
Geography major with specialisation in Environmental Science 2010
NZPCA Certificate holder of a B 2009