Sarah has years of experience in riding and coaching, and still competes her horses throughout North Queensland. Since moving up here to study Veterinary Medicine, Sarah competes in Dressage, showjumping and Hacking, and has had previous experience in Eventing. She has also over 4 years coaching at a Riding Centre in Brisbane, completing her EA Introductory and Coaching certificate and level 1 riding certificate.
Tania hails from England, where she became a Instructor with the British Horse Society, and worked there teaching before arriving in Australia in 1996.
Tania actually has been working at Ranchlands on and off for nearly 20 years, in between children etc. She loves passing on her knowledge and respect of the horses and to celebrate every small achievement you can gain whilst riding different horses. She gains a great rapport with her students and is passionate about what she can help people achieve.
Esther is our chief instructor, she started here at Ranchlands as a 10 year old learner, and always wanted to be a instructor here, and after much travelling around with the army one of her other jobs, she has now been teaching here for well over 13 years.
She competes regularly and successfully in the dressage arena and recently has taken up the challenge of the eventing ring, with her horse Ben, and after a few hair raising rounds, has started to enjoy the adrenaline rush.
Esther may be pint sized, she only comes up to her 17 hand horse’s shoulder, it hasn’t stopped her gaining the respect of her students,
and the keenness they show on turning up week after week for the knowledge Ester is able to pass on.
Ester has a certificate 111/IV in Sports Coaching.
Theresa is a qualified pony club Instructor, and loves her teaching, to see kids improve and strive to have a better relationship with their horse, and to understand them, give me much pleasure, she says.
I have been around horses all my life, and the more I get to know them the more I am fascinated with what they have to teach us. The Equine Assisted Learning that Jenny runs locally here at Ranchlands has shown and blessed me with what they have to offer us humans.