N.Dip Equine Science (x2 years completed subjects include breeding,stable management,veterinary nursing,pasture science,farriery,saddlery & tack, anatomy & physiology, etc) SANEF instructors level 1 Trainee dressage judge
Teaching high level competitive riders of all ages, specializing in children and juniors in the dressage/showing and equitation disciplines, aswell as solid flatwork for jumping. Backing and training all breeds and sizes of horse/pony Yard management
I started riding at 3 yrs old& have been in the industry all my life. I competed pony riders Agrade showjumping as a child&backed my first pony(native bred stallion) at 10yrs old. I competed Arabian showing and had my second stallion at 13yrs old -competing in eventing showing and dressage. I won many equitation titles and competed advanced level dressage and trained Grand Prix. I have produced numerous top horses& ponies in South Africa who have won all the major show titles in their disciplines, I have ridden and worked for a few top stud farms (Apaloosa, Welsh pony Arabian & warmblood) I have managed stud farms and busy riding schools of up to 140horses and 150 cliemts p/w. I have taught some of the best pony rider and juniors in South Africa and produced them up to international team level. I have tremndous experience in all equine aspects, vet care, breeding, yard management, tack and show turn out and coaching and riding. Horses are my life +/-26yrs experience
Coaching:children/pony riders lead rein showing,Pony riders&juniors open level showing (all classes),open level equitation,advanced level dressage,pole&cavaletti work,gymnastics&jumping flatwork.Creating a solid independent seat with core balance allowing rider to have a light hand&ride with softness&feel&a supple swinging back underneath.Riding:Backing&schooling for all major disciplines - passionate&highly skilled in dressage.Equine rehabilitation,Problem horses,Natural horsemanship,Stallions
Backing and producing youngsters. injury rehabilitation, suplling and muscle building, calming down of problem horses, competing in showing and dressage, I have a strong feeling toward riding with light hands and a balanced core allowing the horse to move freely underneath you without interfering with their natural paces. My passion is dressage and i love producing horses carefully in the basics in order to allow the more advanced movements to be easy and relaxed but with power and in balance
Competed in all major showing and dressage shows in South Africa - open showing and advanced dressage. Competed in Australia for SA Schools league at 16yrs old and placing second and Res. Ch.
Winner of Horse of the Year Sup. Ch.
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