THE EQUUS TEAM
JULIA BATTAMS - DRESSAGE
National Coach for Para Equestrian Team for London Olympics 2012 and Rio 2016 ,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 and manager at Oakwood Riding School and also coaches privately.
SAM JEFFREE - EVENTER
Sam Jeffree is a young ambitious rider and at only 17yrs of age is very busy competing in EA open eventing competitions as well as international comps .Sam has competed in PCAV state championships for eventing every year since he has become eligible ,culminating in winning the grade 1 championship in 2015.Sam currently has 2 horses competing 1* level .
Ollie has been a dream second horse for Sam and placed 8th at Melbourne International Horse Trials junior CCI1* in june .
Together Sam and Calypso have had some outstanding results ,2015 highlights include a win at the CIC1* class at Wandin in the Australian eventing championships becoming the PCAV grade 1 state champion ,4th place at Melbourne International 3DE in the CCIJ1* class and being selected to represent Victoria both the PCA Nationals in grade 1 eventing and the Interschool Nationals in 1* eventing and advanced dressage.
Sam Jeffree has won multiple awards over the years , finishing recently with a 3rd place in the 2015 Vic eventers amater rider of the year awards and even more exciting was listed in the top 3 for young event rider of the year .
AIMEE TAYLOR - SHOWJUMPER / DRESSAGE
JESSICA ATKINS - DRESSAGE/SHOWING
GEORGIA SPANGARO- EVENTER
TARA CAMPAIN - EVENTER