MEET OUR TEAM
"I have a strong passion for working with horses and people. I hold a Bachelor of Education at Primary School and English Language and have over 10 years school/university teaching experience.
Currently a Path International Member, I have over 25 years of experience working with horses from the basic day to day handling to preparing and training for competitions.
Most of my horse-riding skills were obtained at the Maple Leaf Farm, Del Mar, USA, training under Dale Harvey, internationally renowned show-jumper, who managed the US Equestrian Team Olympic Trials in 2000 and the first three US Equestrian Team World Equestrian Games Selection Trials in 2002.
After moving to Australia, I commenced providing private tuition to a broad range of clients, including children as young as 3 years old and adults. By combining my educational background with passion for equine co-facilitators, I believe in achieving positive outcomes and improving the overall well-being for kids and adults with ASD, ADD and high anxiety."
"I've always loved horses, ever since my childhood. My father was a herd minder when young and a "horse whisperer". Meeting Irina allowed me to fulfil the dream of learning to ride and I look after the grounds and the horses."
"There’s something meditative about communicating with horses, something instinctive where you eventually have to merge into one in order to move forward together. I think maybe that simple notion is why we are seeing such widespread success in the horse’s ability to break through where nothing else has worked, and we’re just left with a form of healing."
~ Robert Redford
Gunni (Garcon), born 2001 Australian Stock horse. Steady, patient and happy to work with kids and adults.
Mozzie, Mo, Mr Mo (Moet), born 2009 Selle Francais cross.
Cheeky, inquisitive, very much a people's horse. He is working nicely under saddle and keeps us entertained with his array of tricks and mischieves.
Gilbert, Gilah (Finders Keepers), born 1992 Hannoverian Warmblood. A bold jumper in the past, Gil has been a patient, wise leader of the herd and enjoys his semi-retirement.
Pepi (Willowcroft Choirboy), born 2005, Australian Riding pony. Our newest addition to the herd, Pepi is settling in nicely and will be taking part in the lessons soon.
Micky, our lovely daschund, born 2011. Micky is everything this breed is usually not: patient with kids, fun to play with, loves his tennis ball.