Booli Selmayr

Boli Selmayr

Booli Selmayr – GRC photo

Booli started riding at an incredibly young age (in fact before she could walk. Her father would prop her in front him, as he would ride through the countryside!)

When she was 8 years old she joined the local pony club where she gained invaluable experience and knowledge and eventually received her B rating. It was in Pony Club that Booli had the opportunity to start working at a very young age with great Olympians such as Michael Page and Lendon Grey, with whom she still works closely with today.

After graduating high school Booli spent 6 months working in England for Mark and Tanya Kyle at the eventing yard where she learned first hand how an extremely successful eventing, hunting and sale yard operated. She considers this a pinnacle moment in the beginning of her career as she often looks back to her experience gained at the Kyle’s and applies it to her business today.

Booli spent the next years whipping-in professionally to the Millbrook Hunt while competing and producing event horses on the side when she came across her first great partner, Castle Diamond. Kennedy as he is fondly referred to at the farm is a strongly built Irish Sport Horse that Booli started at novice with plans to bring up to the 1* level before reselling. However Kennedy had other plans and with the help of Lendon grey and Boyd Martin Kennedy and Booli went on to placing 4th at Bromont International Three Day event at the 2* level, was High point Area 1 Intermediate horse/rider and completed various advanced competitions.

Eventually, to do right by Kennedy, it was time to let him retire fit and sound from the upper levels and allow him to campaign a new rider at the lower levels. At this time a client of Booli’s named Kelly Morgan had a very hot and feisty thoroughbred mare and as fate would have it, Booli and Kelly ultimately swapped rides in 2014. Since then Booli and Jaeda have formed a powerful partnership and completed the 2015 season at Fair Hill International CCI2*. Booli and Jaeda are currently competing at advanced level for the 2016 season, and Booli continues to bring along many exciting and new young horses at novice through preliminary.