Philosophy

“My philosophy is that riding is above all a sport to enjoy. Both you and your horse should enjoy yourselves and my training techniques are tailored to enhance this. Horse riding is after all a sport we do for the love of the Horse.

Of course the horse comes first, his welfare is paramount, and because of this of no less importance is correct methodical training following classical principals. No short cuts are taught in my classes. You will be taught correct training principals that are matched to your ability, while maintaining a fun and realistic outlook.

I was fortunate to have had my early training in England, and feel this has given me a strong background in the correct management of performance horses. I feel cross training is essential for all horses (and riders). You need a good solid foundation of the basics plus the added versatility of cross training to gain a well rounded education. This cannot be achieved in the dressage arena alone. In my classes horse and rider are taught the basics of flatwork and low level jumping, coupled with hacking out, this makes for a well balanced horse and rider who can then go on to specialise in their chosen discipline.

I also value highly the ongoing training I have received here in Australia. In this sport constant regular training and updating is required. We as a nation are extremely fortunate to have top riders and coaches accessible and affordable to the average rider. I certainly make the most of this training and feel this also benefits my own students. “

Aims and expectations

Before attending one of our classes, you as a student will have expectations. You might be aiming at a better score in next month’s competition, or improving your overall riding style, maybe even one day being an Olympic Contender!

It is natural for you to have these expectations, and these will change as you progress as a rider. I encourage students to discuss their needs before our classes, so I can tailor my lessons appropriately.  Remember your first expectation is that you are here to enjoy yourself!

Class Schedules

At Maybelle Farm Equestrian Centre we run a variety of classes, tailored and scheduled to the needs of the students of the day.

We offer:

  • Private or group lessons;
  • Weekend ’live-in’ courses. An intensive training weekend with your horse which can be combined with entry to a local competition to add to the experience;
  • Training packages including Agistment;

Clinics

Clinics for groups and riding clubs can be arranged at Maybelle Farm including bunkhouse accommodation, or at your own venue. Sally has taught for most of the Pony Clubs in the area and clinics can be arranged anywhere in Australia.

Past locations include: Canberra, Sutherland Shire, Central West NSW, Centennial Park Equestrian Centre in Sydney (Sally holds a CPEC Independent Instructors License) and even as far as Mt Isa in Central Queensland!

     

Horse Education

From time to time, students may need extra help with the training of their horses. We can help with training and/or campaigning to bring your horse up to the next level or keep him refreshed as you learn the ropes. Training packages, including Agistment and lessons, are available for short or long term arrangements and can include help at competitions.

 

Sally riding J.Merity’s Pride of Branagh at Sydney ODE

 

Sally with J. Wonsacs Northern Tresco II at Central West Dressage Champs.

 


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