Get to know | Ambassador | Maddie Spanjers

Get to know | Ambassador | Maddie Spanjers



Get to know Maddie Spanjers....

Where are you from?

When did you start riding?

My mum used to put me on her horses when I was a toddler but I stared riding properly at the age of 7.

Why did you start riding?

My mum always had horses when I was a baby and she got me my first Shetland pony when I was 7 and it all started from there.


- Qualified and competed at the National Finals Rodeo in Tamworth, NSW in 2016 and 2017
- Represented Australia at the Youth Rodeo Finals in Gonzales, Texas 2017 with AJRA
- Received the Bianca Hertel Barrel Racing scholarship for 2017
- Qualified to compete at the National High School Rodeo Finals in NSW 2018
- Won 11-U14 barrel racing title for 2017


- To finish training my horse Hank until he’s the best that he can be and use this knowledge to train more horses in the future.
- I also want to continue to promote the sport of rodeo and aspire to be a good role model.

Who or what inspires you

All the open ladies in rodeo inspire me along with my awesome mum!

Favourite Inspirational Quote

- ‘Everything happens for a reason’
- ‘it is good to be passionate, but even better to be compassionate’

Community Involvement

- volunteer work at Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

Other Hobbies

Team sports i.e. Netball, football cooking camping quality time with good friends and family

Secrets for success

Patience, perseverance and determination