My name is Aleesha Adams (although I actually became Mrs Aleesha Bees back in 2016 but my name on my passport still remains Aleesha Adams).
I was born in Buckinghamshire, England and by age 4 was obsessed with horses, horse stories and horses on TV. When I was 8 I finally got my first horse riding lesson and by age 10, I was incredibly lucky to get my very own pony, a 13.2 hands, welsh section B pony named "Taffy". He was ten years old also and a blue roan gelding. I was allowed to give him his own “competition name” for which I chose “Midnight Magic” after a children’s book I loved.
Taffy and I learnt a lot together, and made our way to the British Showjumping Association National finals when I was just 13. It was with Taffy that I became passionate about Showjumping and Cross country jumping even though at this point the Dressage was just a boring component that needed to be ticked off to get to the fun parts! When I outgrew Taffy he went on to my middle sister Natalie, and then my youngest sister Chloe. Eventually, he would go on to teach my own son Joshua to ride and then moved to southern France with my parents when they retired, until he passed away in 2020, at the grand old age of 38.