Nutrition Services for Riders
We put a great deal of focus into our sport and ensuring our horse is performing to the best of his ability, his needs are well met through a meticulously crafted diet, a planned exercise regime and regular physiotherapy or massage sessions.
However, we sometimes lose sight of the fact that we are also 50% of the athletic partnership and we could benefit from a little guidance to ensure we are maximising our potential in and out of the saddle.
The Equestrian Athlete has been developed as a tailored solution for all equestrians, from those competing at a high level to weekend leisure riders. The Accredited Practicing Dietitian behind the Equestrian Athlete is an involved equestrian who understands the unique demands of the sport and how a busy lifestyle can impact your choices.
Find out how we work with clients from all backgrounds to take the stress out of food and eating, help them acheive health goals and optimising performance in the saddle.
Our approach is to provide realistic advice to suit your specific lifestyle and goals, creating a plan you can love and stick to
You are unique and your advice should be too, allow us to tailor-make advice specific to you
your equestrian dietitian
Andrea Parker is an equestrian first and foremost, having started riding at the age of 9. Growing up Andrea tried her hand at most disciplines, but it was in dressage that she found her passion. Along with her mare Nonie she competed up to Medium level. They were set to start at Advanced level in 2021, unfortunately Nonie passed away after a paddock accident.
At the end of 2012 Andrea graduated with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of the Sunshine Coast. Since then she has worked in a variety of settings from the Intensive Care to Community Mental Health. She has worked with people at all stages of life from infants, to the elderly and everything in between.
Over the years Andrea has developed a passion for improving people’s relationship to food and their bodies. With the emerging interest amongst equestrians to maximise their performance Andrea saw the opportunity to marry her two passions - horses and nutrition.
Andrea enjoys working with clients from all ages and backgrounds - she prides herself on being able to tailor advice that is realistic and achievable for every lifestyle.