OUR TALENTED INSTRUCTORS
Marcel trained under classical trainer Ralph Berendth in Hamburg, Germany, having completed a three-year Bereiter before moving to Australian and making Melbourne home. He has worked with some of the top FEI dressage riders both in Australian and throughout Europe. He has an incredibly classical approach to working with horse and rider with a keen aptitide for the mechanics of movements through to Grand Prix.
David has a solid reputation as an excellent dressage coach and rider. He has worked under many of Australia's top dressage riders as well as in the overseas barn of Hasse Hoffmann. David has a passionate understanding of equine and rider biomechanics which enables him to give his pupils insight into their riding and position on the horse, allowing them to not only ride the movement though understand what it is to train the horse correctly and thoroughly.
Emma has been a Pony Club member for over 15 years. She has competed in Dressage, Show Jumping, Evening, Showing and Mounted Games. For the last 8 years Emma has concentrated on mounted games, representing Victoria at Pony Club Nationals and with AMGA has competed at State, National and International events. She is a fabulous addition to the team and will oversee the Pony Club syllabus.
Dana began her riding with Pony Club and now competes up to FEI Dressage. In 2018 Dana competed as part of the team representing Australia in the FEI World Dressage Challenge. Dana was equestrain captain of Peninsula Grammar for 3 years and won many Interschool Championships. 2018 saw Dana become Australia's youngest dressage judge, and remains so. Dana is also studying a double major in sciene and arts.
OUR BEAUTIFUL SCHOOL HORSES
Welsh B Pony
Willow is 18 years old and 12.2hh. She may be small in stature though is big in personality. She has competed Interschools dressage and the Victorian Youth Dressage Championships in 2018. Great lead line for beginners.
Australian Riding Pony
Lacey is a super show jumper, you just point her in the right direction and she does the rest. Lacey is great for the serious child competitor. She is very sweet in nature and great to take out to competitions.
Riding Pony X
Whilst on holidays in Queensland our team went on a triail ride, Tic Tac was one of the ponies the team rode. We were so impressed with him we bought him and he has become a super addition to the team. Great allrounder.
Lillee has been a grade 2 pony club mount and is an extremely confident jumping pony who is also dressage and mounted games trained. Lillee is versatile enough for the beginner though will take a show jumper on an experience not to be forgotten.
Star is a 14.1hh dapple grey Quarter Horse. She is not for complete beginners though for the balanced rider who loves to show jump she is the pony to ride. She has been competed out in dressage though her passion is jumping having jumped over a meter with no problem.
A stunning pony, she stands at 13.3hh. Destiny is extremely friendly and greets you at the gate. This pony is a great show jumper and has taken to her flat work training very well. Still only young she will enter the school in 2021 once her education is complete.
Jazz is a beautiful Australian Warmblood out of AJ Maximus who joined the team in 2019. She has lovely movement and allows our more advanced riders the opportunity to experience a truely beautiful dressage horse.
A stunning chestnut boy, he has previously been trained to Elementary level dressage movements and has been a show jumper. He is the perfect all rounder and a very safe and reliable mount.
Our chestnut thoroughbred is a very quirky fellow. He loves a smooch and does not have a nasty bone in his body. Paddy has previously done interschools. pony club and eventing and has many years left to enjoy doing what he loves.
Bruce has been a riding school horse for a number of years, prior to that he was with Riding for the Disabled. Fantastic horse to learn to ride on, very careful with his rider and knows his job.
Our most recent addition to the team is Aramis our stunning haflinger who is great for adults and children to ride. Gentle and sensible he is an amazing addition to the team and who doesnt love those locks.
Lilly Pilly is an educated dressage warmblood who retired a promising career due to a leg injury. Sound again though retired after a long rehailitation, now a popular member of the school for riders to enjoy and learn on.
Millie was a past endurance horse and has an amazing work ethic. She is sweet and sentitive, loves a pat and a treat. Millie has a strong work ethic and tries her best under saddle. Great for lead line and pony club.
Tango is a beautiful, kind gentleman who is great for the lead line and beginner riders. He is great for teaching people how to ride and due to his age he is well suited for pony club and beginner riders of all ages.
Dan is a retired racehorse who has now found a home teaching adults to ride. Very sensible, great all rounder to do anything with, a real gentleman who tries his best with every ride.