THE EQUUS TEAM
JULIA BATTAMS - DRESSAGE
National Coach for Para Equestrian Team for London Olympics 2012 and also World Equestrian Games 2010/2014
Level II EA NCAS Dressage Coach and also a Coach Educator
Has been a member of many state dressage squads for Victoria
Competed at the highest level of dressage - Grand Prix
Owner of reputable riding school Balmoral Equestrian Centre
Trained and competed in Europe
Full time coach and rider
Successful competitor on the following imported horses: Westewind (competing Adv), Carabino (competing adv/psg), Michar (competing adv/psg), Up to Go (competing med/adv), Keystone Rivallino (competing adv/psg).
LOUISE HOCKEN - DRESSAGE
EA NCAS Level I Dressage Coach
Competing at Medium level on "Cause a Commotion" who i have trained from a green broken 4yo to now
Office and Events Manager for Balmoral Equestrian Centre
Has been competing since the age of 10 and riding since the age of 2.
Has trained overseas with Grand Prix riders
Currently training with Julia Battams
Secretary for the "Balmoral Dressage Club" and runs all of their events
SARAH SCHRODER - EVENTER
Sarah Schroder and The High Life
A tallented combination who are making their mark in the eventing scene.
Recently, they took out first place in the Wandin Horse Trials in the Intoductory section!! Then at a SEDC Dressage competition they placed 3rd in the Elementary and 4th in the Medium
Sarah is also a full time coach at Oakwood Riding School and also coaches privately
WE ARE PLEASED AND HONORED TO WELCOME OUR NEW RIDERS FOR 2012
to the EQUUS TEAM !
RACHELLE WILSON - DRESSAGE
Rachelle has been riding since she could walk. After experiencing a variety of Equestrian disciplines growing up she settled for her passion of work on the flat. Rachelle has been a serious dressage competitor for a number of years with experience and success competing in the lower levels of dressage, up to and including the FEI levels. Rachelle is also an EA/NCAS coach and Equine Myofunctional Therapist. Over recent years Rachelle has spent some time travelling, working and riding in Germany with European, World and Olympic Gold Medallist, Hubertus Schmidt and in the USA at Piaffe Performance barn in Florida with Olympic and WEG rider, Dr Cesar Parra.
Current competition horses: CJP Winchester and CJP Magnitude
Highlights of 2011 for CJP Winchester:
* Won 8 Elementary Championships in 2011
* Won EV Elementary Dressage Leaderboard Horse of the Year
* Gold medal at Masters Games in Elementary level.
* Royal Melbourne Horse Show - Champion Led Warmblood and Reserve Champion Ridden Warmblood
* Limited Medium starts winning numerous Championships and not being unplaced at this new level.
* Being awarded AWHA Performance Medal for excellence and consistent performance in the 2011 season.
* Out of 18 competitions in 2011 CJP Winchester and I achieved 15wins in Elem/Medium level and placed in top 4 in all other tests except 3!
Highlights of 2012 for CJP Winchester so far:
* Royal Melbourne Horse Show - Champion Ridden Warmblood and Reserve Champion Led Warmblood
* 2012 SA Dressage Championships - SA Medium Champion and Reserve Elementary Champion.
* 2012 SA Dressage Championships - CJP Winchester was awarded Best Performed Warmblood of the Championships.
* CJP Magnitude's Dressage Debute - Winning and taking out Prelim Championship at his first competition.
GEORGIA SPANGARO - EVENTER
profile to come
SHERIDAN MAY WILSON - EVENTER
profile to come
TARA CAMPAIN - EVENTER
profile to come
AMBER CARGILL AND BEN TYSON - Cargill/Tyson eventing team
Amber has previously ridden up to advanced EA dressage and have been a member of the Vic YR Dressage Squad but now focus on eventing! I have also been a member of the Vic YR Eventing squad and been a finalist for Young Eventing Ambassodor of the Year and enjoys coaching at PCAV rallies on weekends off!
Ben began riding Western but has had great success after his switch to eventing 2 years ago. He is responsible for breaking in the youngsters and is looking forward to completing his first FEI events this year!
We have 6 Eventing horses,
Fonz (Sea Student) - 1*/2* TB
Trojan (Tideways Park Trojan Warrior) - 1* TB
Queenie (Chilli Rose) - Prelim WB x TB
Bluey (Breakaway Blue) -Prelim TB
Paris - Prelim TB
Ari - Intro WB x TB
Victorian Interschool Eventing Champion 2007
PCAV State Eventing 2008 2nd place
Top 20 Mi3de 2008, 2009, 2010
Top 10 Lakes and Craters CCIYR1* 2008, 2009, 2010
FOW1* National Interschool Qualifiers 2009 - 4th
Selected for Australian Interschool Championships - 2008 (Elementary Dressage) and 2009 (1*Eventing)
TTT HT Grade 1 2011 - 4th and 6th place
South Metro Zone B Grade Showjumping Champion 2012
Selected for PCAV State SJ and Dressage teams 2012
PCAV State Eventing 2012 - 2nd and 8th place Grade 1
Recent Results of Cargill/Tyson Eventing
FOW CIC Prelim 2012 - 3rd
Victorian Young Rider Eventing Championship 1* - 5th and 6th
Tooradin CNC1* - 5th
South West CNC - 10th and 6th
Lakes and Craters Prelim - 4th Place
Tonimbuk HT - 10th PN
Wandin HT - 3rd Intro, 10th PN
Sydney CCI 1*
Melbourne CCI 1*
Adelaide CCI 2*
Lakes and Craters CCI 2*
PCAV State and National Eventing Championships
Make 2014 National YR Squad and Transman
Hopefully be a Finalist for Young Ambassodor of the Year