our staff


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Sharyn Fong

Sharyn is the Director of The Equine Club along with Marcel Loeb. Sharyn is responsible for the administrative, financial and marketing side of the business. Sharyn, along with Marcel and their team want to bring the excitement of learning to ride a horse to everyone, be they beginner or advanced rider. Along with riding lessons our new squad team will give those riders who would like to be involved in competitions, though dont have a horse, the opportunity to get involved and compete on ours. The Equine Club offer riding lessons on our horses as well as private lessons on your own horse with head coach Marcel Loeb.

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Marcel Loeb

The other half of The Equine Club. Marcel brings the drive and the passion for horse riding to his clients with over 10 years of riding experience. Marcel trained under classical trainer Ralph Berendth in Hamburg, Germany, having completed a three-year Bereiter before moving to Australia and making Melbourne home. He has worked with some of the top FEI dressage riders both in Australia and throughout Europe. He has an incredibly classical approach to working with horse and rider with a keen aptitude for the mechanics of movements through to Grand Prix. His ability to work with riders from the very beginning and produce correct, balanced and sympathetic riders is his greatest asset.

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David Boyle

David Boyle haas a solid reputation as an excellent dressage coach and rider. He consistently produces horses that are thorough, rideable and have a solid understanding of their job with his students winning and placing in their classes from amateur to FEI level.

Over the past 10 years, David has worked under many of Australia's top dressage rider 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.

David will be teaching at The Park in Dromana from 2020.

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Alex Fredrickson

Alex works with Marcel to bring an amazing riding school team of coaches. Alex is a qualified Horse Safety Australia instructor having completed this course in 2019. She has been riding and owned horses for the past 10 years and has a wide range of experience in many disciplines. Starting out on the Pony Club Circuit she competed successfully in Eventing, Dressage, Showjumping and Mounted Games.

Alex has taught for the past 3 years from beginners upward and looks forword to taking on new clients and helping them improve their riding confidence and ability!

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Lyndal Pankhurst

Lyndal is the stable manager and oversees all the agistment and care of the horses at The Park in Dromana. She is the onsite manager and is responsilble for the safety and welfare of the horses agisted. Lyndal has years of experience in the horse industry and a wealth of knowledge in the management of horses. She works alongside David to bring the agistment, spelling and training packages together to provide a seamless, effortless and professional service for clients and their horses.

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