Our Teachers

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Leanne Williams

Leanne in the past 27 years has achieved her Equestrian Australia, National Coaching Levels 1, 2 & 3 in Dressage. She is also a level 2 Jumping Equitation Judge and is Australia’s only licensed teacher in Philippe Karl’s School of Légèreté.

During her riding career Leanne trained and competed Avoca Black Saint to Grand Prix and in that time represented both Australia and Victoria. Leanne’s currently continuing the development of her riding with the School of Légèreté and studies many aspects in maintaining and improving the horse and rider wellbeing.

Frank Thomson

Frank teaches our Term Private lessons, he is a Level 1 EA Coach (General) who has experience coaching from beginners to advanced riders, mainly in the areas of dressage and showing. He has been riding & competing in many disciplines for over 40 years and has spent approximately 30 years coaching.

Frank comes from Queensland and commenced his horse career at Pony Club progressing to Dressage, Eventing and Show Horse. He has had many years of success competing at a high level, but now wishes to put back into what has been a much loved hobby, by encouraging others to constantly strive for improvement and enjoyment.

Katie Watson

Katie Watson has been a beloved coach of ours for just over a year now. Katie is wanting to invest time into building her own independant teaching career so no longer teaches with us at the weekends. Katie does help us with our school holiday clinics and she also teaches our EA Introduction to Horse Management Course.

With her 10 years of coaching experience and EA qualification, Katie is equipped to teach beginners through to more experienced riders of all ages.