By delivering courses in equitation science, ESI is building a worldwide data-base of trainers and coaches who can assist you with your horse. Here are a list of trainers in Australia who are endorsed by ESI as equitation science practitioners and hold either a Diploma in Equitation Science (Dip. ES), or an Associate Diploma in Equitation Science (Ass. Dip ES).

 

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Queensland
New South Wales
Victoria
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory

 

 

ESI Nominated Coaches

If a graduate is listed as an ESI Nominated Coach, they are able to train and assess Diploma students through the practical components of the course. We have a select few ESI Nominated Coaches in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK.

Queensland

Anjanette Harten, Brisbane, QLD

Qualifications

Ass. Dip ES

Bio

Anjanette Harten is a full time Equestrian Coach, operating the long established and well regarded Tooloom Equestrian Centre in the Brisbane Bayside suburb of Thornlands. The Tooloom Equestrian Centre has been in operation for the last 18yrs where Anjanette coaches riders, takes horses for retraining, specialising in rehabilitating horses with problem behaviours and hosts clinics with visiting National and International trainers.

Anjanette and her current horse UQG Alladin are competing at Grand Prix with huge success placing Top 10 in their first year of competition at International CDI competitions. UQG Alladin is one of only a few Grand Prix horses currently in the Australian Top 10 solely trained and owned by one rider and bred in Australia.

Anjanette is committed to coaching riders of all levels. In addition to her regular clients, she also conducts clinics throughout Qld.  Anjanette believes in a training system which is based on the welfare of the horses and sustainable and ethical training practices.

Anjanette is a current member of the Qld Elite Dressage Squad a position she has held on 4 different horses over a 14 yr period.

Anjanette has trained 4 horses to FEI level, taking them from the very beginning of their education through to being successful FEI horses at State and National level.

Contact

Peter.Harten@csg.com.au

P 0402 971 812

Melanie Boot, Sunshine Coast , QLD

Qualifications

CPA, ACA, BSc (Hons), Ass. Dip ES

Bio

Mel has owned and trained her own dressage horses for the past 20 years. She adopts the AEBC system for her training as it is based on learning theory and is clear, consistent, ethical and fully transparent in terms of every training step.  Mel is currently doing a research PhD at Sydney University in the area of Equitation Science and Welfare, supervised by Professor Paul McGreevy and Dr Andrew Mclean.

Mel is based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD and is available for lessons and clinics in the area.

Please e-mail Mel to discuss any requirements you may have, to discuss any problems you may be having with your horse, or for more information on the AEBC system or ESI.

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New South Wales

Alex Bader, Gooloongong, NSW

Qualifications

Dip ES, German trainers license

Bio

In my childhood I started off learning how to train my dog correctly in a dog school using a lot of positive reinforcement and clear signals. The fun and passion I found in our relationship were soon transferred to the horse world.

Always following the idea of breaking cues down to make them easier to understand and using reinforcement rather than punishment, it finally took me overseas looking for something ´more´ than riding school riding.

Travelling all over NZ, training and learning from people like Jody Hartstone- who follows the McLean method and Tina Fagan gave me solid experiences with different breeds and young stock, stallions etc while studying online for the ES course.

When I came to AEBC to complete my practical training to achieve the Diploma of Equitation Science, it gave me solutions for any problem issues and offered a plausible understanding of the equine behaviour.

Seeing all sorts of conflict behaviors in the stables of Germany drive my inspiration to seek stress free training as well as the wish to help people and their animals.

Teaching and training according to the horse and rider’s ability is my aim.  First, I work on establishing easy and clear communication between horse and rider, and then develop a plan to help the rider achieve their goals.

Contact

P   0473 113 105

E  www.alexbader@gmx.de

Andrew Kelly, Yass, NSW

Qualifications

Dip ES, EA NCAS Level 1 General

Bio

Andrew’s journey with horses started with an ambition to simply ride a horse. This journey has now extended for almost 20 years. During this time, he has achieved his ambition to ride a horse, become an owner of numerous horses, saw involvement with Pony Club through his son, and has maintained a long association with the Australian Light Horse Association. In recent years his daughters drew him to a small riding school where his interests expanded into coaching and participating in Eventing.

His journey provided broad formative experiences about how to train and ride horses; however, there was always some level of conflict between those experiences or gaps in his understanding for reasons ‘why’. Completing the Diploma of Equitation Science has provided a clarity in the training of his horses and in his ability to interpret various training methods. Andrew has also found a significant relationship between the learning obtained through the study of Equitation Science and how it applies to his coaching.

He now provides coaching services at his home and other locations around the Yass and Canberra regions. Andrew is also happy for anyone thinking about studying Equitation Science to contact him about what he considers are the benefits of undertaking the learning.

Andrew also maintains a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is studying Equine Science at Charles Sturt University.

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Sascha Yeomans, Albury Wodonga, NSW

Qualifications

Ass. Dip ES

Bio

Sascha Yeomans has been passionate about horses since she was three years old and has been teaching horse riding for decades.

In 2008 she spent time learning about training birds of prey. This experience triggered a long journey of questioning everything she had been doing with horses. As her understanding of learning theory grew, so did her dissatisfaction with the techniques, systems and explanations given for behavioural responses amongst traditional as well as new-age trainers.  Sascha’s continued research inevitably led her to clicker training and she began to practice with many different species, achieving complex trained behaviours with fish, guinea pigs, dogs, chickens and cats.

Seeking a new way to apply her training skills to horses, Sascha began her own study in Equitation Science at AEBC.  Dr Andrew McLean had logical explanations for many puzzles and he opened her eyes to other scientific disciplines and advancements related to horse training.

Sascha has thoroughly enjoyed training in Equitation Science, taking it to the highest current level of achievement.  She continues to research and loves building on her understanding.  Sascha is thrilled to be part of this worldwide change as ES is inspiring trainers, riders, managers, vets and competitors to think and behave in new ways with the horses in their care.

Sascha currently lives near Albury/Wodonga with her three children and many animals. She loves working with children and teenagers as well as adults.

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Victoria

Alistair McLean & Rikke Andreasen, AEBC, Clonbinane

Qualifications

Ass. Dip ES

Bio

Alistair McLean and Rikke Andreasen manage the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre in Clonbinane, Victoria. AEBC offer training and coaching to a diverse range of horses and riders – from foundation training and children’s riding lessons, right up to FEI level Dressage, Western, Show Jumping, Race Training and Problem Solving.

The training principles used by the AEBC are easily understood and can be applied by professionals and horse enthusiasts of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, making the AEBC and its staff recognised leaders in the theoretical and practical application of equitation science.

Contact

W    www.aebc.com.au

E     admin@aebc.com.au

P     (03) 57878 1374

Jonathan McLean, Clonbinane, VIC

Qualifications

NCAS Level 1, Ass. Dip ES

Bio

Jonathan Mclean has had a long and successfully career in training the equine. Starting as a teenager on King Island, Jonathan worked as a Jockey and Track Rider. This ultimately lead to steeple chasing and hurdle racing in Tasmania, then to breaking in race horses with his brother Andrew Mclean. During this time Jonathan worked with Andrew and Manuela Mclean (Australian Equine Behaviour Centre) to develop a training system which Jonathan still uses to this day.

Jonathan has spent time in Hong Kong breaking in and training racehorses for the Hong Kong Jockey Club over a five year period.

Jonathan is best known for his success with in Eventing. Kildalton Castle was Jonathan’s first three star horse, this horse successfully completed Australia’s first International 3*** event ever, held at Spray Farm in Victoria.

Woodmount Lanark was Jonathan’s most well-known and successful eventer, a horse he brought as a yearling from the TB sales in 1991. “Kellogs” carried Jonathan to two 4**** qualifications, and many wins and placing at international level.

Jonathan has had many successful event horses including Grand Joker, sold to Andrew Hoy in 2006, and Cape Wickham, now a Dressage horse at Small Tour with his partner Caroline Bentley.

Jonathans current horse “Brinkin Fitwilliam” promises to be one of his most successful yet, never out of the top 3 in the Dressage, and huge scope, speed and power for the jumping phases. It is hoped he will have his first 3* start late 2013 – early 2014.

Jonathan is based in Victoria, where he is lecturer or Equine Studies at NMIT, as well as a coach privately.  Jonathan is a NCAS 1 coach, and teaches clinics in Tasmania, Victoria and King Island.

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Victoria Condon, Hamilton, Sth West VIC

Qualifications

BAppSc, Cert III Sports Coaching (Equestrian), NCAS PC, Ass. Dip ES

Bio

Victoria has been involved with horses for over 20 years through coaching, training, breeding and competing.  Her passion is dressage but she trains all types of horse and rider combinations including the novice, the weekend trail rider and those with competitive aspirations.

With a science background, Victoria recognized the lack of behaviour science and learning theory in the application of traditional horse training methodologies and sought a more sustainable, ethical, evidence-based approach.  She found that approach in Equitation Science and since 2010 has trained exclusively with AEBC.

She specializes in assisting students to achieve their goals, whether it be riding competitively or just for pleasure, in a relaxed, safe manner using clear, effective training.

Victoria owns and manages a training centre near Hamilton, in South West Victoria and is available for lessons, training and clinics.

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South Australia

Nicki Stuart, Kersbrook, SA

Qualifications

EA 1 (G), Ass. Dip ES

Bio

After being introduced to Equitation Science in 2000, Nicki Stuart found how positively its theory and techniques enabled her training and assisted her clients to produce reliable, relaxed horses. She has found immense benefit in being able to assess training methods and equine behaviour through the filter of learning theory.

Nicki owns Kersbrook Equestrian Centre in South Australia where she is the principal trainer, specialising in rider development and horse behaviour. She gained her EA Coaching qualification in 1996 and has always been an active competitor; currently campaigning her gelding, Kersbrook Kosmic, at Medium level dressage.

In 2008, Nicki produced the McLean’s DVD training package in Equitation Science and she has facilitated their SA clinics for more than a decade. She is a full member of the International Society for Equitation Science.

Her holistic approach to training encompasses a keen interest in developing organised, effective, independent riders whose training is enhanced by evidence based techniques. Nicki is dedicated to improving horse welfare and fostering harmonious relationships between humans and horses.

Nicki is based in Perthshire, Scotland, for the northern hemisphere summer months and is available then for clinics or individual instruction.

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Western Australia

Portland Jones, Perth WA

ESI Nominated Coach

 

Qualifications

PhD, MA (Lit), Diploma of Equitation Science, NCAS Level 1

Bio

Dr Portland Jones is a horse trainer, coach and writer with a particular interest in welfare. She has been working with Dr Andrew McLean for many years and is passionate about the application of evidence based training methods. She has written widely for the equestrian press and has also published two books – a novel and Horses Hate Surprise Parties: Equitation Science for young riders. Portland lectures in equine behaviour at Murdoch University and, with her partner Sophie, runs a training  and coaching facility in Western Australia’s Swan Valley. Portland is also interested in the application of evidence based training methods to other species and is on the board of Human Elephant Learning Programs (H-ELP).

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