I Completed a Bachelor of Animal Science and Management at Melbourne University. I am a qualified level one NCAS Dressage Coach. For the past 5 years I have been working full-time with Charlotte Pedersen (GP Dressage master), training dressage horses up to Elementary level dressage and have experience riding horses up to Prix St George level. Previously I spent the past 5 years working with Berni Saunders (GP Dressage rider) breaking and training thoroughbreds for the racetrack. In 2010 I spent 3 months in Denmark training with Per Skjærbækat his successful international stable. In 2009 I competed in the 4yo class at DWTS and am currently competing at EFA Elementary level dressage. Specializing in riders with confidence issues and young green horses, achieving a good basic education from the start! With my knowledge of breaking in and training young horses, I am capable of re-training problem horses and giving them a clear understanding of the basics of dressage. I use various techniques suitable for each individual horse. Some include long-reining, lunging, pole work and in-hand work (such as teaching them piaffe and passage). This gives them the ability to cope with the pressures of training and teaches them to use themselves correctly without a rider on board. This way they are more likely to be better under saddle. This in turn gives riders I’m teaching a better feel for their horse so will provide them with the results they want to become better riders!
I also compete regularly at major Adult Riding Club events at level 2 dressage and have some experience at showing. However my main passion is dressage and teaching the rider to master the skills to be confident with their horses and in turn the horses gaining confidence in their riders! I cater for all levels of riders and all types of horses/ponies!
Currently I am riding Roxbury Majik, who is a coloured warmblood by Kenlock Superman. She is a 5yo and a pleasure to ride and train. I am planning to take her to her first ARC Comp in mid April. My next competition will be on a clients horse I have been working with for 12months. He is a Pure Andalusian grey named Sam. We will be going to the Andalusian Nationals in Tatura on March 15 to 17th. This will be is first comp with me so am looking forward to showing him off. I also have a youngster (Sienna) by APH Spiegel that I bred who is currently being broken in at the moment. She is proving to be a nice horse with the breaker hopping on her within 3 days of her training!! She will come back mid March for me to have a ride and get to know her for a couple of weeks then will go out to spell and have a think over the winter. Just a little excited to soon be riding a horse I have owned and bred, watching her grow!!
That’s all my News for now, hope to have some more pics and results from the upcoming competitions soon.....