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About Kari 

Over 40 years of Horsemanship Experience

I have been riding, training, breeding, coaching and loving horses my whole life. I am passionate about helping people develop the horsemanship that is right for them and their horse to progress.

I have researched and practiced many aspects of owning a horse including horsemanship, dressage, nutrition. I have owned, ridden  and trained  horses up to Consegrados 1.

I have bred riding horses for some 25 years and started all those I bred. 


I have studied many aspects of horsemanship and training techniques and believe in helping horses and their owners finding and developing  the techniques that work best for them.

I believe in being kind to the horse and taking time to train horses in a calm  way that empowers them to be the best they can.

Working Equitation

I have been involved in Working Equitation since its early days in Australia about 10 years ago.  I am very interested in combining dressage and obstacles. What a great way to train the dressage horse!

I have trained and competed up to Consegrados 1 level.

I am very involved in supporting the development of this sport in Australia: my involvement includes coaching, judging, judge educating, member of the technical sub-committee  under ANWE (Australian National Working Equitation), and a delegate with ANWE NSW.


I am also a committee member of my local clubs, Bellingen Valley and Clarence Valley Working Equitation.

Qualifications include

  • Studied with the Academy of Equitation 1976-1981 gaining four Certificates and or Diplomas for Riding Instructor, Horsemanship, Horse Shoeing and Preparation and Presentation of the Show Horse.

  • Certificate in Herbal Medicine for Horses.

  • ANWE Accredited Judge. ANWE Judge Educator.  Member of the ANWE Technical Subcommittee. ANWE NSW Club Delegate. Committee Member Bellingen Valley Working Equitation and Clarence Valley Working Equitation.

  • Current First Aid Certificate.

  • Working with Children Check.

  • Coaches Insurance

  • Previously: Qualified Fitness Leader. Secretary for ANWE NSW, Secretary of Mid North Coast Dressage Club, Assistant Secretary and Committee Member of Mid North Coast Arabian Action Group, Committee Member Northern Rivers Arabian Club, Vice President and Committee Member of Bellingen Riding Club, Committee Member Dorrigo Riding Club, Senior Instructor Bellingen Pony Club.

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