Thaisa was born in Scotland and grew up in a small country town in Australia. Her passion for horses and showjumping grew from an early age. She completed her degree in environmental engineering whilst competing and winning at World Cup level. After qualifing for the Athens Olympics on The Countryman, a horse she trained since it was a 4 yo, Thaisa ventured to Europe in pursuit of her passion for showjumping. There she furthered her showjumping and training skills under Peter and Helena Weinberg and Eric van der Vleuten. Her time in Europe also saw Thaisa develop the strong network and connections she has access to today which are paramount in sourcing horses of all levels.
Since her move to the Eastern USA 11 years ago, Thaisa has run a successful training, coaching and sales business in Middleburg, Virginia. During this time she has produced horses from young horses to Grand Prix level and successfully represented Australia in Nations Cups and World Cup events.