TARA HENDERSON & ACHIVA
Hi all, my name is Tara Henderson and I am an eventer from Taupo. I ride my self produced Thoroughbred, Max (competes as Achiva), at CCN95. However in January (21) Max will be having his first crack at CCN105. I got Max in November 2017 from Eventstars Ltd after a decent break from eventing. He wasn't there very long before I snaffled him up, as I was looking for an upper level event prospect and he ticked all the boxes. We competed in Dunstan Ex-Factor 2018, and in March 2019 he had his first eventing start in the mighty CCN65.
Max is by Makfi out of Bella Renza, a Van Nistelrooy mare. Max raced as Make Me Achiever and had 13 starts for 1 win and 6 placings. While Max showed promise at the beginning of his career, an injury saw him need rehab and his old strapper said he just never came back with that same grit he once had. No bother, it only meant I could have him! His long, ground-covering, effortless way of galloping is just perfect for XC also!
My short term goals (2020-2021) are to step up to CCN105 confidently, and continue to work hard at Level 2 dressage. I am also aiming to ride at the Taupo 3DE at 95 as we have now qualified. Long term, the aim is to get Max to 4* eventing and hopefully try our hand at Level 4/5 dressage. I'm no dressage rider so it will be as much as a challenge for myself as it will Max!
I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of Team Glamourhorse!