"To be able to enjoy one’s work in life, is to be blessed."

I am indeed blessed to work with many wonderful people, some of whom are competitive and ambitious, and some of whom are not ambitious for the competition arena, but still devoted to their horses and committed to being better horsemen and riders.

To each and all, thankyou for instilling the trust in me to guide you on your journeys. Bring on 2017!


Crystalbrook Platinum

Name: Kristen McAuslan

Horses: Siriano & Crystalbrook Platinum

I’ve had the priviledge of working with Kristen, a fellow dressage coach, since she was a teenager with her thoroughbred gelding Cookie. Together, we took her beloved BD Bellissimo from Preliminary to Grand Prix level, before she tragically lost him well before his time.

Siriano (by Sir Donnerhall) is the second product of our training partnership, and they had a wonderful year in 2016, winning Advanced Reserve Champion at the Great South Eastern Championships and the QLD State Dressage Championships. Kristen also won the Prix St George at the 2016 QLD State Championships and has been selected on the 2017 ELD QLD State Dressage Squad. We look forward to really consolidating the small tour work and hopefully a season at small tour in 2017.

Kristen has also just started 4 year old Crystalbrook Platinum (by Prestige VDL) this year and we look forward to this debut year in competitions.

Fairbanks DaVinchi

Remi Lanikai
Name: Daisy Fielding

Horses: Fairbanks DaVinchi

In their debut year together, in which we set goals at the beginning of the year, Daisy and DaVinci not only met those goals, but surpassed them. Daisy is super committed, very talented and patient and loves everything about the sport, from early mornings, to cleaning gear and mucking boxes. In 2016, Daisy and DaVinci won the State Interschool Senior Elementary Champion, National Interschool Elementary Champion, QLD Junior Novice Young Rider of the Year, QLD Junior Elementary Young Rider of the Year, QLD State Reserve Young Rider Elementary Champion, Dressage QLD Bronze Medal and were selected on the 2017 Arnage QLD State Young Rider Squad.

Daisy also purchased from Remi Stud her future star Remi Lanikai, a colt foal by Lauries As, out of Champion mare Fioretta.

Castlebrook Brenin Jude
Name: Charlotte Adamson

Horse: Castlebrook Brenin Jude

Starting with 12 year old Charlotte and Jude in January 2016, Charlotte has impressed me with her dedication and attention to detail. This dynamic duo has come a long way in 2016, achieving more personal bests to count! Of the many wonderful achievements, here are a few: QLD State Young Rider Novice Champion, QLD State Junior Interschool Novice Champion and National Junior Interschool Champion. They also won the QLD Novice Young Rider of the Year and were selected on the 2017 Arnage QLD State Young Rider Squad. I’m so proud of their improvement in such a small time and look forward to guiding them through the 2017 season.


Name: Danielle Keogh

Horse: Federation

Working with fellow coach and professional physiotherapist Dani has been a pleasure. Long time friends, I enjoy helping Dani whenever we get the chance. Dani is passionate about improving and constantly seeks knowledge, to improve her abilities as a coach and trainer.

Danielle started the season with her newly imported young mare, Federation (by Florestan), with some great results, and we made some headway improving her advanced horse Welfadon, and preparing him for a season at Prix St George in 2017.

Don Diego
Name: Alyssa Webb

Horse: Don Diego

Juggling time between training Donnie, a full time job, and Alyssa’s various fundraising missions is not easy, but juggle she does! I’ve worked with Alyssa since she was 12 years old with her first young warmblood UQG Galahad, whom we took through to Grand Prix level. Don Diego (by Don Gold) is Alyssa’s young project, and in 2016, they had many triumphs and personal best scores, culminating in winning the NADEC Preliminary High Point Champion. We look forward to developing the work towards Novice and Elementary in 2017.

Buckwell Park Girl Power

Dixieland Rock
Name: Sarah Hancock

Horses: Buckwell Park Girl Power & Dixieland Rock

Sarah is one of the regulars at the Caboolture clinic, and working with her is a delight. Sarah is a gifted rider and loves achieving a better feel. Sarah was overjoyed to win the 2016 AAOR Elementary Leaderboard on Dixieland Rock and was runner up in the AAOR Novice Leaderboard.

I look forward to helping Sarah set and achieve goals in 2017.

Remi Lone Ranger
Name: Kirsten Costello

Horse: Remi Lone Ranger

Kirsten had a turbulent year in 2016, losing her beloved dad  in an accident and making the difficult decision to sell her lovely Fishermans Friend gelding, to work full time. After many months of getting her feet back on the ground, and with the help from her supportive fiancee Michael, and mum Lorelle, Kirsten purchased Remi Lone Ranger, a 4 year old by Lauries As out of a Walt Disney mare. This incredibly brave young lady is one in a million, and I very much look forward to helping Kirsten set new goals and work towards them in 2017.

Kah-Mah Supremacy
Name: Kerry Higham

Horse: Kah-Mah Supremacy

Also part of the regular Caboolture clinic crew, working with Kerry Higham and her Australian Warmblood pinto gelding Kah-Mah Supremacy, is always fun. Kerry loves her lessons, and rain, hail or shine, she will be there. Helping Kerry to overcome a loss of confidence and achieving personal best scores thoughout the year has been very rewarding. In 2016, Kerry achieved a Caboolture Dressage Group Gold Medal, and the Most Improved Horse of the Year.

Name: Karin Gordon

Horse: Fidelia

Karin enjoyed another year of learning from her beatiful imported schoolmaster Fidelia.

With a busy home life and a very busy athletic daughter, Ella, Karin loves her ‘down time’ and looks forward to every chance she gets to ride and train; soaking up the challenges that come with improving  in the sport.

Jaybee Cabochon
Name: Emma Cahalane

Horse: Jaybee Cabochon

2016 was a year of regrouping, with Emma finding her new horse Jaybee Cabochon, and starting a new partnership with him. A 17.2 hand Australian Warmblood gelding by Carbine, out of an Aachimedes mare, Emma did manage to get to three competitions late in the year, with two Preliminary Championships and one Reserve Preliminary Championship. We look forward to preparing for the coming season, and hope to be ready for Novice/Elementary in 2017.

North Carlos
Name: Marian Hutchinson

Horse: North Carlos

Marian and Wynsloe made huge improvement in 2016, and with each competition, they achieved personal best scores finishing the year at the Masters Games with their first novice test. Wynsloe, a 16.2 hand, 12 year old, Hanoverian gelding by Wyndemere (Weltmeyer), has given Marian so much confidence and inspires her to ride every day and she thrives on the challenges that come with the sport. In November 2016, Marian accompanied me on a trip to The Netherlands and Germany, where we found a lovely advanced schoolmaster for Marian to learn the higher movements on, and we are looking forward to the coming year so very much.

North Carlos
Name: Lancia Puddle

Horses: Royal Ballet

Meeting with Lancia and her family has been a highlight of 2016. From the NT, Lancia comes down each month to develop her dressage training and competition skills. Entrusting me with the full time care and training of her horses North Carlos and Royal Ballet, is a huge commitment and I enjoy making a difference. Together we hope to start Carlos at PSG level in 2017.

Warrego Windsor
Name: Nicole Smith

Horse: Warrego Windsor

Nicole is relatively new to dressage and has been working with me since August 2016. In this short time, Nicole has improved out of sight, and is very keen to improve and learn more. In their first outing since training started in August, Nicole achieved a personal best of 70% and Preliminary Champion at a local Terranora Lakes Dressage Competition. We look forward to staying on the learning curve through 2017, developing Windsor’s topline and connection and putting their training to the test in competitions throughout the year.

Eagle Elms Fiderpranz
Name: Caitlin McNab

Horse: Eagle Elms Fiderpranz

Caitlin made a life altering decision this year to hang up her eventing cap to concentrate on dressage. Selling her beloved Poppy to find a purpose bred dressage horse was a tough and emotional decision but she found a new horse, 17.1 hand Eagle Elms Fiderpranz (Fidertanz), to fall in love with and we look forward to working and training towards our goals in 2017.

Name: Aleira Woodward

Horse: Totalamir

Aleira is a busy university student tackling her first youngster from the breaking in stage. Totalamir is 4 years old, was bred by Aleira's grandfather, and is by the legendary Totilas. I look forward to guiding Aleira through this first year under saddle.

Name: Rhiannon Thomas

Horse: Gridiron

Busy university student, Rhiannon Thomas, started working with me in October 2017, and has made much improvement to her horse's way of going and physical development. A physiotherapist student, Rhiannon is juggling her full time Uni schedule with preparing her 9 year old, Gymnastik Star gelding, to hopefully compete novice/elementary in 2018, with the goal of making the Young Rider Squad. I can already tell Rhiannon is one driven and talented young lady, so 2018 will be an exciting one.

The Melbourne Crew

I’m also lucky enough to travel to various clinics throughout the year, where I meet wonderful people and horses.

The monthly trip to Melbourne, is always fun and I thoroughly enjoy being part of everyone’s journey in this wonderful and challenging sport.

Jaybee Cavalier

Name: Justine Greer

Horse: Jaybee Cavalier

Working with fellow coach Justine is a joy. Justine is wonderfully committed as a trainer, coach, judge and competitor, and laps up the challenges that come with the sport. She is tenacious about improvement and so open minded when it comes to learning and I love bouncing ideas off her. Justine and her 18 hand gelding, Jaybee Cavalier (Carbine/Aachimedes), are a new partnership this year achieving Victorian State Reserve Elementary Champion and placing in the top 6 at the Australian Championships. We hope to start Cavalier in Advanced and possibly Prix St George in 2017.

Reuben M

Jaybee Albert
Name: Jason Dinns

Horses: Jaybee Albert & Reuben M

Working with Jason, a fellow coach, is very rewarding. He soaks up knowledge like a sponge, always gives 100%, and is completely committed to his training and his horses. 2016 saw Jason achieve Victorian State Reserve Novice Champion and selection on the Australian Futures Squad with his own horse Jaybee Albert (Alabaster), and had a great year rehabilitating 5 year old, Royal Hit gelding Royal Reuben M, owned by Jennifer Holmes and getting him back in the competition arena with many scores of 70% at local competitions at Novice level.

Casino De Luxe
Name: Sue Thompson

Horse: Casino De Luxe

Working with Sue and her lovely imported German Riding Pony stallion, Casino De Luxe (Casino Royale K) is very rewarding. Sue has improved out of sight this year, enjoying all the milestones and steps that come with training young horses and was thrilled to win their first dressage outing together with 76% at Preliminary level. We very much look forward to competing more in 2017 and putting the training to the test.

Name: Robyn Jones

Horse: Kerob Park Bolinda & Kerob Park Katalina

Time poor with a full time job and three beautiful mares, Robyn had a big year with her beloved Cloverfern Gemima (Grand Kavalier), giving birth to a colt foal by Sandro Bedo. Robyn also started full time training with Kerob Park Bolinda, a 6 year old mare by Grand Kavalier, and somehow kept her other mare, 7 year old Kerob Park Katalina in work as well! Robyn and Belle enjoyed overcoming all the milestones that come with young horse training, and will be ready to start competing in 2017.

Name: Danielle Turner

Horse: Eagle Elms Fiderstar

Danielle doesn’t know how to give less than 100%. If she was a horse, she would be at the Olympics despite her rider! Danielle manages Multiple Sclerosis, has a part time job, 2 small children and loves the riding and training of her young warmblood, Eagle Elms Fiderstar.  2016 was a rejuvenating year, with Danielle overcoming the fear that came with a nasty fall in competition in 2015. She topped her year off with 2 wins and the Novice Championship at a HRCAV day. We look forward to moving up to elementary in 2017.

Mellizo Park Royal M
Name: Nicole McOwn

Horse: Mellizo Park Royal M

Working with busy mum of 2 and fellow coach, Nicole is always fun. Nicole is undaunted and focussed, and has a lovely Royal Hit mare that she bred, broke in and trained herself. Mellizo Park Royal M had a foal, while Nicole was also pregnant. They finally got to a competition in late 2016, with a 71%. I look forward to working with Nicole again in 2017, and seeing what is possible for this tireless lady.

Name: Michelle Turner

Horse: Whispering Jai

Michelle took a step back from competing this year, to pursue a promotion with the Mounted Police in Victoria. Working with Michelle and her 17.3 hand warmblood gelding, Whispering Jai (Whisper), is always very enjoyable. Michelle has had Jai since he was a foal, and has done all the training herself, with help from her coaches. Michelle kept Jai ticking over throughout 2016, and hopes to get back in the competition arena at Advanced/Prix St George level in 2017, and I look forward to helping Michelle in her first year of FEI competition.

Name: Maxine Corey-Thomas

Horse: Goldew Sports Star

Working with Maxine and Goldew Sports Star (aka Spirit), over the past 2 years has been full of slow and rewarding triumph. Spirit is a 10 year old, 12.2 hand Welsh C, and a rescue and rehabilitation pony. Saved by Maxine, and broken in at age 6 years, it has been a long road for this aptly named little dude. At his first few competitions, he surprised all and he has been a great source of pride to Maxine and myself. Maxine is an Equine  Neurofascial Manipulation and Body Articulation Therapist, who runs 'Cadence Equine'. Congratulations to Maxine on her dedication, and I look forward to achieving more goals in 2017.

Furst Tyme
Name: Sasha Tivey

Horse: Furst Tyme

This is a presumptuous report, as I’ve only worked with Sasha on three occasions in the last 2 months of 2016. Sasha is one special young lady, and has achieved massive milestones in a very short time, including a crash course in collection and all the movements required in elementary level in just a few weeks, whilst getting to know and pilot a very special horse! Congratulations to Sasha for her determination to find and engage her core, and on being absolutely committed to her new horse, to do the best by him. Not only this, but she achieved  a 68% in the 3.2 at the Victorian State Young Rider Championships! I look forward to helping Sasha more in 2017.