Kylie Roddy Eventing

Rider and producer of the Shearwater event horses, Shearwater Billy and Shearwater Killiane.

Kylie Roddy

Born in Hendon, London, in 1982, Kylie is a BHSI who has worked with horses since she left school at 16. She has dedicated her life to eventing and has worked very hard to achieve the successes she has had to date. In 2000 she left home to join Olympic gold medallist Leslie Law as a working pupil. She spent four hard but enjoyable years working with Leslie, during which time she produced her first horse to 3* level. Kylie had to make the hard decision to sell “Kyrenejenellas Boy” to be able to fund her eventing career and was very proud to see him go on to compete at the Athens Olympics and Badminton with Jaroslav Hatla. 

After leaving Leslie's Kylie moved to Hertfordshire to work as yard manager for Jonathan Chapman where her skills in dealing with difficult horses, and producing young horses, really stood out. In 2010 Kylie set up her own business in Stokenchurch. She is currently competing at 3* level and is sponsored by Shearwater Insurance Services.

Areas of expertise:

  • Producing young horses for the young horse championships; Kylie has qualified multiple horses for the 5 and 6 year old eventing championships.
  • Retraining racehorses; Kylie has enjoyed successes with Adrian and Maggie Smith’s ex racehorses, What’s it All About II and Laurentian Lad and Bronte Watson’s Acquisitor.
  • Difficult or sharp horses who need a sensitive approach. Kylie’s vast ranging experience with different types of horses’ means she is very adaptable to an individual horse and recognises that “one size” does not fit all.

In addition to Kylie’s attention to detail and diligence, the horses all benefit from a fantastic support team including 5 times world champion farrier Billy Crothers, Chiltern Equine clinic, and a range of specialist services provided by Zoe James massage, Simon Pratley Equine Dental Services and Anna Johnson & Associates Chartered Animal Physiotherapists.  

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