EDUCATORS

LEARN FROM THE WORLD’S BEST

EQUITANA Auckland is pleased to present an exciting and innovative Education Program in 2019.

Watch as local and international experts present displays, seminars, interactive question and answer sessions and training demonstrations which cover a range of disciplines and topics such as English and Western sports, equine health and care, natural therapies and horsemanship.

With more than 35 educators and 25 sessions a day across the event, there will be something for everybody!

See all the education sessions at EQUITANA AKL with a Super Ticket

Larissa Bilston (B.AgrSc – Hons 1) has worked as an animal nutritionist and feed advisor, working with feed mills, farmers, trainers and owners to provide dairy and beef cattle, horses, poultry and alpacas with cost-effective, well-balanced rations.

Amanda Edwards is passionate about horses and helping them heal when things go wrong. Owner and founder of the Equine Care Clinic and the Equine Recovery Care Practitioner Program she is dedicated to giving horses best of care following injury or illness and teaching horse owners and others how to do this well.

Jane is an expert in authentic leadership development, combining her lifelong passion for, understanding of and extensive training in everything horses with her long history of corporate experience both in Australia and internationally.

Carole Herder is an integral member of the horse industry. Since 1993, her company, Cavallo Horse & Rider Inc., develops, manufactures and distributes horse products in 26 countries worldwide.

Being fortunate enough to grow up on a farm where his parents had formerly operated a horse trekking business, horses were always around and a part of Russell’s life from an early age.

A saddler and saddle fitter for 40 years, Peter Horobin has spent many years educating himself on saddle fitting and equine biomechanics to then incorporate this knowledge into cutting edge technology in the saddle manufacturing industry.

Growing up around a large horse community, Fiona was able to join her parents in starting young horses, and spending hours riding in the bush and experiencing harness outings.

Dr. Peter Huntington received a veterinary degree from the University of Melbourne in 1981 and then worked in equine vet practice in Berwick, Victoria. He joined the Department of Agriculture (Victoria) as the horse specialist veterinary officer.

Co-founder of Art2Ride Classical Foundation Training, which includes an Art2Ride Training Centre and an available online systematic program for developing horses.

Carol Layton B.Sc M.Ed (Balanced Equine) is an Australian independent equine nutritionist with a science background with a passion for the optimal feeding of horses based on research.

Leonie Lee has ridden and trained horses most of her life. She is a qualified architect and has lectured in design at Deakin University, and wrote the first equine facilities design course in Australia which she has taught in Equine Management at Marcus Oldham College in Geelong for over 12 years.

No one would buy Ann-Maree a horse when she was a child. No one would pay for riding lessons. Daughter of a RAAF sergeant, there were no equestrian dreams coming true as she moved town every two years and attended 11 different schools.

Trisha McCagh is an internationally acclaimed animal communicator, speaker and author “Stories from the Animal Whisperer ” Allen & Unwin publishers), ‘Ask Your Horse’, ‘Ask Your Dog’.

The New Zealand Cutting Horse Association was established in 1979 and is the national body for the sport of “Cutting” in New Zealand, and is affiliated to the National Cutting Horse Association in both America and Australia.

Christine is a Society of Master Saddlers Registered Qualified Saddle Fitter having trained with Josephine Dancy (founder of NSC) and travelled to England for training and examinations in saddle fitting and reflocking.

Dr Nerida Richards B Rur. Sc (Hon1) PhD RAnNutr Nerida graduated from the University of New England with a degree in Rural Science in 1999 and a PhD in Equine Nutrition in 2004. Nerida is a registered animal nutritionist (equine) with the Nutrition Society of Australia.

Dr Michael Robinson (BVSc, PhD) has worked fulltime in the horse industry for nearly 45 years and been an equine veterinarian for over 30 years. For most of his veterinary career Michael worked in an internationally renowned equine performance horse practice in Sydney, Australia.

Maureen Rogers is a pioneer and leading expert in the field of Equine CranioSacral therapy work. She is the founder of Equine CranioSacral Workshops – an international education program that offers the most extensive program of study world wide.

Growing up with horses, Nikita knew they were something she wanted to take further and make into a career, from a young age. From the moment she took her first Equine paper at Massey University she was sure that Equine Nutrition was something she wanted to pursue.

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