"In any sport, there are five or six at the top and you're without doubt in the top five or six riders in the country."
RTÉ 2fm Game On show Ruby Walsh gave Rachael Blackmore a fitting introduction on Monday night's show as she joined the team to look back on her successes and the future targets she is setting herself.
"It's nice to be in that bracket where someone's saying, 'You're at the top,'" said the jockey, who enjoyed winning runs at Cheltenham in 2019, in response to Walsh's praise.
"So it's nice to be up there mixing it."
The challenge for Blackmore as she told Game On is resetting targets once lifetime ambitions have been achieved.
"I found that the more I achieved, the more you think you're going to be happy," she said.
"If someone told me a few years ago, 'You're going to ride two winners at Cheltenham', I would have said, 'I'll retire, that'll be just unbelievable and I'll never want to do anything else'.
"But then you do that and you're kind of thinking about next year then and Cheltenham next year. It's never enough."
She also highlighted the mix of internal and external pressure to push the limits of achievement and living up to the reputation she's building race by race.
"When you start achieving things, people are writing things about you and people are giving you pats on the back and saying you're this, that and the other," said Blackmore.
"You're just like, 'God, I'd better actually try and keep being that person now.'
"I don't mind it too much. I suppose I'm a bit older and I'm not in my teens or anything so I don't mind it too much.
"I've been very lucky. I suppose being a woman in racing, as a jockey, it does attract more people to me.
"And I'm very grateful for that and it's all a help."
2020 promises much for Blackmore and she set her sights on what's ahead.
"When you list the horses I have to ride this year, it's unbelievable," she said.
"I feel like I am living a dream I never could have even dreamed of."
She added that of the horses on the agenda, she "can't wait to ride Honeysuckle again".