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Tina Fagan
Tina Fagan

Tina Fagan

Starlight Sport Horse Farm

Matamata, Waikato NZ

"When you're in the zone, that's the greatest moment."

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Tina's work combines: Environment & Nature, Sports, and Helping People

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Day In The Life


I breed and train horses for clients from all spheres of equestrian and training riders.

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    She was brought up in a rural farm community in New Zealand.

  • 2.

    Spent most of her time outdoors, riding motorbikes and helping to raise the farm's animals.

  • 3.

    At age six, she discovered her passion for horses and convinced her parents to let her go to riding school.

  • 4.

    This was the jumping-off point for her numerous horse-related hobbies, including showing, show jumping, and even breeding.

  • 5.

    When she wasn't riding, she was working in the stables and learning everything she could about different horses.

  • 6.

    For a while, she tried her hand at more "conventional" jobs-she drove commercial trucks, she sold real estate.

  • 7.

    But she knew that the most fulfilling moments in her life came when she was working with horses.

  • 8.

    She started Starlight Farm, where she breeds horses for clients and teaches riding lessons.