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

IMG_1335Hollie 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.






Rider 2015 – Current

PAGET EVENTING Buttermere, Wiltshire
Rider 2011 – 2015 competing at Advanced 3*** star level

CLIFTON EVENTERS Auckland, New Zealand
Rider 2009-2011

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