Katie Taliana


My riding career started a little later that most, coming from a 'non horsie' family. I made up for lost time when I left school and became a working pupil for Sharmayne Spencer. The horses I had for about 3 years were various thoroughbreds off the track, until I moved to England to work for Zara Phillips. It was there I had a brilliant stroke of luck in finding 'Trevalgar II' through a good friend. He was unwanted, but very well bred and super sweet. On returning home I bought another thoroughbred off the track and named him "Friday Street" after the street I lived on in England.

Those 2 boys are now my top 3/4* horses. Trevalgar II and Friday Street are amazing partners in the eventing world, always giving me their best in every phase. They are both on the National Eventing Squad and will hopefully one day compete overseas.

My showjumping husband Nick and I run an equestrian business “Taliana Equestrian” in the Hawkesbury region NSW. We are usually travelling to a show every weekend with a fantastic team of clients and we love every minute of it!