After two years working under Australian Grand Prix dressage rider Gitte Donvig, Naomi made the move to Germany. Here she spent 3 years working at world renowned, Hof Kasselmann/PSI (Performance Sales International). At Hof Kasselmann, Naomi was lucky enough to learn from some of Germany and the world’s top riders. Gaining invaluable knowledge and experience in the training of 3yo’s through to Grand Prix. During this time she rode and trained many FEI and GP horses, as well as young horses.
Since returning home to Australia, Naomi has continued to train 3yo through to FEI horses, helping to prepare them for sale. She recently secured the ride on AEA Tuschinski, an imported Dutch stallion that is already well known in the Australian Dressage world. Naomi has been teaching at pony clubs, adult riding clubs and here at Wallington Park. She is invested in her pupils and loves to help them achieve their goals.
Although predominantly training dressage horses these days, Naomi’s background was originally eventing. Having trained many horses up to pre-novice and 1 star level, Naomi was competing at 1 star and preparing for 2 star, before making the decision to head to Germany. She is looking to make a come back into the eventing scene soon, as well as continuing with high level dressage. With her experience alone, she is a great Coach and role model for the aspiring horse riders.
Alice has been part of the Wallington Park family for 12 years. Alice has a very special talent of understanding and nurturing her clients. She is dedicated and extremely passionate, and has helped so many complete beginner riders develop their skill and confidence, eventually purchasing their own horse and moving up the pony club ranks. Alice has worked extensively with special needs clients, both adults and children, including autism, anxiety and PTSD. We love seeing the progress, both emotionally, psychologically and physically that these clients make when working regularly with Alice. Alice is able to take on clients who are funded through NDIS and various financial support providers.
Charlotte Burns is our all round horse expert. She has competed in all riding disciplines at a very high level. She started her professional riding career at age 16 and has achieved many incredible things, notable completing the prestigious Australian International 3 day event, and taking her beautiful horse Masterful all the way from an unbroken baby Warmblood to currently competing at Pre Saint George level Dressage. She has successfully broken in many horses and also won the best all-rounder Champions Young horse competition on her horse Williow who she broke in and trained herself , this is the most prestigious breeders and trainers competition in Australia. Charlotte has her NCAS Level One coaching qualifications and over 15 years experience coaching beginners to experienced and seasoned competitors. Charlotte has taken a number of riders through from total beginner to state level winners.
Sian has done it all! From eventing, horsemanship, dressage and games, Sian is a true all-round horse expert! Sian currently has two horses, a gorgeous WB x Arab called Cherry and a 2yo pony called Joyce. Cherry and Sian currently compete at high level Dressage, and she will break Joyce in when she is 3yo, ideally for Show Jumping. Sian loves teaching, both groups and private lessons for all ages and abilities. Her passion is to bring horse and rider together in a unified partnership. Her moto is Horses=happiness
Brie was riding before she could walk, and is an avid Show-jumper with more than 10 years of competitive experience. Brie has been teaching in the riding school, at pony club, and to clients with their own horses for the last 3 years. She thoroughly loves to pass her knowledge and experience onto the next generation. All the Wallington Park students love to learn from Brie, as she has a fun, energetic approach to her teaching and her student’s progress quickly under her guidance, whilst maintaining their passion for all things horsey.