Being an excellent coach requires more than just skill. Years of my own training has been humbling and significant and I have had very good coaches over the years. While I was a Showjumper and Jumping Equitation competitor George Sanna and Robert Stewart were hugely influential. For Eventing Judy Fasher was my major coach. For Dressage Edgar Lichtwark was a great help but by far the biggest influence was my coach, friend and mentor Miguel Tavora. Miguel was an international level 4 Dressage coach and internationally recognised as a Master Rider and Coach.
I am an Equestrian Australia level 2 Dressage, level 2 General and Coach Educator and Coach Assessor. Also I hold Jumping Equitation Judge Educator qualification level 4. I resigned from the NSW Department of Education, where I was employed as a school teacher, after the birth of my first child and became a full time Equestrian Coach.
Showjumping: wins and placings at 1.15m (D grade) and 1.2m
Jumping Equitation: wins and placings at National Championships.
Eventing: One win and placings at 1*.
Dressage: three horses trained to Grand Prix. Advanced Champions, FEI Small Tour Champions with two horses.
Working Equitation: competing at Masters level. Winner of 2021 National Virtual Competition at Masters level. Winning State Team member 2021 National virtual competition. Bluefields Fiderglanz NSW WE Masters Horse of the Year 2021
Horses in Training
Bluefields Fiderglanz is a bay 16.2hh Oldenburger gelding imported in utero. I purchased him as a four year old from the Bluefields Stud when they were located in Western Australia. Piccolo (his stable name) is established in all Grand Prix dressage movements. Showing that correct dressage training is vital for other disciplines Piccolo is excelling in the new sport of Working Equitation.
Wonga is a beautiful property located on the river flats of the Belubula River, Blayney in the Central Tablelands of NSW, Australia. Due to its altitude Blayney has a cool climate with mild summers while winter can bring several snow falls. Wonga was a cattle property used to fatten the animals on lush pasture before going to market. The charming, rather grand home was built in 1890. Well tended paddocks of cocksfoot and phalaris ensure good grazing year round.
A purpose built barn, dressage arena and showjump paddock makes life enjoyable for horses and people alike.