I made friends for life here
Alex studied at Marlborough High School where she studied equine by correspondence. She met Telford at a careers expo in Nelson and after 2 taster camps decided Telford was the place.
Alex says Telford would not be Telford without the tutors and staff, the hostel is one large family and she has made friends for life here.
Alex and her dog Ace have been on a yearlong journey together understanding how each other works their likes and dislikes, she never owned a dog before coming here. Although Alex plans to travel before settling into a farm role Ace will only be lent to a caring farm while she is away Ace is definitely not for sale.
Alex says that ‘Otago can be a little dark and cold in winter however in summer its light and warm and a very nice place to live.
Alex wants to complete a Diploma in Agriculture before traveling to the UK, USA, Germany and Australia, she wants to experience farming and work at an equine centre in Germany to broaden her work experience.
Returning to New Zealand Alex wants to become a farm consultant or a farm management role.