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THE EQUUS TEAM

 

 

 

 JULIA BATTAMS:


National Coach for Para Equestrian Team for London Olympics 2012 and also World Equestrian Games 2010
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:
 


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:

 

 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 ! 

 

 

 

 

ADAM FAWCETT:

 

Adam is a 30 year old dressage rider from Gippsland. With wins and championships up to advanced level, Adam competed at his first Sydney CDI and Prix St George in 2012 and now has a host of young horses coming through the ranks including the exciting 4yo mare Longvue Santini (Royal Hit) and the imported 3yo fillies Dream of Romance (Don Romantic x Londonderry/Weltmeyer) and Amaris (Ampere x Weltmeyer/Donnerhall) for Bruce and Debbie Williams of Hollingrove Stud.


Adam hopes to have all 3 mares out into the competition arena in the near future with a view to Dressage With The Stars success in 2014, along with his own 3yo Trakehner gelding Alexander Park Monteverdi (Aparee) and what promises to be a busy year ahead! Visit www.adamfawcett.com

 

 

 

RACHELLE WILSON

 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.

  

 

 

BROOKE CAIRNS

 

An up and coming combination in the Showjumping scene. Brooke and her horse Ace have been working together for the past 4 years , and they are currently competing at B Grade Pony Club and beginning at D grade EFA, both at the age of 16.


Brooke also has a team of young horses she is bringing through with “Can’t Catch Candy” a 14hh riding pony competing 90cm at the age of 5, and “Silk Ribbons” A 14hh 6yo Quarab Brooke has recently completed being broken.

 

Recently Brooke placed 3rd on Candy at Ringwood Showjumping Day in the 90cm class, 5th overall at the SMZ State Qualifying SJ on her horse Ace in the B grade, as well as 1st Place at Garden Hill Showjumping on Ace in the 1m Class.

 

Brooke is a dedicated and talented rider who manages riding around being College Captain and completing five Year 12 subjects in Year 11. She sets her goal for life, to represent Australia at the Olympic Games In Show Jumping

 

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