At age 18, with an offer from Murdoch University Veterinary School in one hand and La Trobe University Physiotherapy School in the other, Kate took a gamble and chose to pursue physiotherapy with a view to one day practising on horses.
at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games,
3 x World Cup Champion show jumper.
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During her university years she did a stint as a ‘jillaroo’, mustering cattle on horseback in the outback region of the Kimberley on a million-acre station. Regardless of formal riding lessons since, Kate still insists her most valuable horsemanship skills were gleaned from the stockmen of Meda (cattle) Station. Media & Published Material
Nowadays Kate happily splits her time between her racehorse physiotherapy practice, Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Gym in Cambridge, PhysiOptima in Newmarket, and her role as an officer in the Army Reserve.