For those who don't know- a number of years ago I dedicated my life to mentoring... - Free Riding NZ

For those who don’t know- a number of years ago I dedicated my life to mentoring…

I have so much love for these girls who come on our Youth Retreats. Thanks for a…
May 30, 2018
Thinking back to warmer days! Brrrr it’s getting very cold in Melbourne Australi…
June 4, 2018

For those who don’t know- a number of years ago I dedicated my life to mentoring and helping teenagers from all walks of life who are struggling with anxiety, suicidal issues, fear, depression, bullying, self harming, low self esteem, family issues, friend issues, lack of direction etc.

Just like our horses, every teenager who comes has a different story, may of which are simply beyond heartbreaking.

I don’t advertise the the stories or massive impact the program has had on young girls because its peoples lives we are talking about- but the difference it is making is truly life changing.

Goldrush has blessed me to be able to be on a platform where youth with the common love of horses are drawn to and from there we get to what really matters.

Each year there are over 120 teens who come a live in on our program, many of whom are from disadvantaged families we are able to sponsor.

New Zealand, Australia and the USA have one of the highest suicide rates in the world. We live in some of the most blessed and free countries however there is a war going on which is ravaging our families and youth and the battlefield is the mind.

We cross horse & rider training with learning about business, to finding what your passion in life is, how to heal from past hurt & pain, overcome failure and learning about relationships. We teach & share love, work ethic, social skills and life skills.

My 5 year plan is to move to the USA and tour for 1.5 years with Goldrush giving our shows, motivational talks and running Youth Retreats along the way.

The ULTIMATE goal is to then open up a Youth Ranch in the USA where we I will have a professional team beside me running full time live in programs open to youth from all around the world.

I have just returned to Australia from my visit to the USA. I have spent the past few weeks planning and organizing- trying to find the right path that will allow my life’s dream & mission to become a reality.

I am not going to lie, it is beyond terrifying whats involved from the finances, (SO scary as I am entirely self funded through lessons and selling merchandise) work hours, personal sacrifice, organizing and qualifying.

Although huge unknown challenges are terrifying and stretch us beyond our limits, I am still more afraid of what will happen if I don’t go. And that I believe that is where courage & faith step in.

I am planning on starting my USA tour in October this year….
Fingers crossed you will see an American flag flying high on my page soon!



  1. Anonymous says:

    Can’t wait to see you succeed here with that flag held high.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All the best Alycia!! Love and greetings from Wagga 😘 Can’t wait to follow your next big adventure in America.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I would love to see you here in the USA….and I couldn’t agree more, that being around horses is the best therapy!!! πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ΄πŸ΄πŸ΄

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you, you’re so inspirational! Sometimes horseback riding is all that keeps me going πŸ’—πŸ΄πŸŽ

  5. Anonymous says:

    Good on you Alycia, you are an inspiration to so many

  6. Anonymous says:

    We will look forward to seeing you in Philly -lots of horse people in Bucks County

  7. Anonymous says:

    You know you can do this Alycia, the force is with you πŸ˜€

  8. Anonymous says:

    Wow your so inspirational Alycia. You will do this and help so many.!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I can’t wait to see you on tour here! Hopefully you will make it to my state of Georgia. You are already so inspirational, and this goal of a youth ranch is phenomenal.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Catie Kaz
    This is so exciting!!

  11. Anonymous says:

    God Bless

  12. Anonymous says:

    Is there a youth ranch in Australia?

  13. Anonymous says:

    This is so amazing!! I have struggled with a lot of those things in the past and pray that I can help kids so that they don’t have to feel as alone and confused as I did… your vision is beautiful. Have dreamed of doing something similar someday. If there is anyway I could ever help let me know!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Please visit the East Coast close to Connecticut. 😊

  15. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Alycia you are doing such great work xx

  16. Anonymous says:

    Nothing better you could do πŸ™

  17. Anonymous says:

    Amazing work you do! But why usa? NZ is desperate for something like this?

  18. Anonymous says:

    Good luck Alicia I really hope your dreams become your reality, you work is valuable xx

  19. Anonymous says:

    We need these programs in all the countries! The funds will come… just do your awesome thing!

  20. Anonymous says:

    I really hope you plan to come to Colorado… I know a ton of girls who really look up to you and (myself included) would be so grateful to work with your team or at least listen in sometime

  21. Anonymous says:

    The stuff you do is amazing Alycia. I am so grateful that I was able to come to one of your camps. I learnt so much about others, myself and the horse industry. God bless you πŸ’—

  22. Anonymous says:

    For, with GOD nothing is impossible. πŸ’– Magnify Jesus, cover your endevours in prayer, and go for it. That is a wonderful mantle God has placed on you. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

  23. Anonymous says:

    Reach out to PATH International if you haven’t already done so.

  24. Anonymous says:

    If you need some inspiration of how impossible can become possible watch this movie.
    It is an incredible movie.

  25. Anonymous says:

    It is wonderful to read of your plans. If you are brought to it, you will be brought through itπŸ˜‰, all that you need will be available to you at the perfect time. Have you considered a project like that in Australia? I wanted to ask you that when I met you in Gatton.

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