Christina Slingsby makes dreams come true

Consumed by a love of horses and finance, Christina Slingsby bade farewell to her steady job with a major bank to start her own business on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia where she is living the dream.

I have to confess that when I contacted Christina Slingsby to arrange our interview, and she quipped, “I ride most mornings at 6.00am on the beach, so bring your horse and we can chat while we ride”, I thought she was joking. I was wrong.

The picturesque Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia is famed for its sparking waters and rolling hills. It is also home to Christina and the pioneering business, Equine Finance Solutions, this savvy banker established from scratch.

Christina is not your stereotypical business banker. You won’t find her dressed in a traditional corporate navy blue suit, donning a pair of high heels with a café latte in hand and a mobile phone stuck to her ear. What you will find is a fearless, breeches wearing entrepreneur on a mission.

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