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DRESSAGE

Ashley Krive

Ashley Krive

Ashley Krive is one of our longest sponsored riders. Coming to our attention when she was avery talented 14yo. Ashley is now 20 years old and currently riding Advanced and Prix st George on her self-trained horse, Apen Park Delilah. 

Ashley has been riding for 17 years and competing in dressage for 13 years.

Whilst Ashley has been training as a Baker she has had a self-imposed exile from competing for the past two years. Ashley hopes to be back soon at Advanced.

Brittany Gideon

Brittany Gideon

Bio to come...

Danielle Leek

Danielle Leek

Bio to come...

Hana Thompson

Hana Thompson

Hana is an established dressage coach and competitor based in the Swan Valley in Perth, WA. Hana's riding career began when she was 10 with a small pony which started her obsession with horses. This eventuated to a strong passion for the equine industry and has become her current career and love. 

Hana bought Konnica Park Valentino in 2007, a Grand Prix gelding who taught her how to ride the higher movements and gain a partnership with a horse. Together they were named the 2008 Advanced Champion at the Western Australian State Dressage Championships. From this event, Hana and Valentino travelled to New South Wales for the Young Rider Championships whilst based with Matthew Dowsley in Sydney. The 3 week stay turned into 7 years. 

Hana worked for Matthew for just under a year where she learnt a huge amount and got to ride some incredible horses. From here she went to University to study a bachelor of Food Science with a Sub-Major of Marketing.

In March 2010, Hana purchased Bloomfield Royal Deelite, a 2 year old Royal Hit x Don Ramiro mare from Bloomfield Farm in Melbourne. 'Schatzi' was awarded Reserve Champion 4 year old at Dressage With the Stars in 2012 and top 3 at the Sydney CDI 4 year old young horse finals. She is now currently established Medium and almost ready for her first Advanced start. They enjoy a bit of eventing and show jumping as Hana believes cross training is beneficial both physically and mentally for horses. 

Hana moved back to Perth in late 2013 and now has her own property with her husband Andy, which is in the heart of the Valley. She has two wonderful sponsors, Flexible Fit Equestrian and Equine Advantage.

Janelle Sangster-Ward

Janelle Sangster-Ward

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Julie Fromhold

Julie Fromhold

I got my first horse for my second birthday and spent my younger years doing pony club, fox hunting and show jumping. After university I worked at a pharmaceutical company a for five years and then decided to come to America to learn to be an equine dentist. As well as dentistry I have worked riding horses for eventing, fox hunting, showjumping and dressage farms.

I now spend winters in Wellington, Florida and summers in West Windsor, Vermont with my husband and horses. I have recently brought two young horses who I have started to compete in dressage and are learning to jump.

Krystina Burdekin

Krystina Burdekin

I have been riding since i was 8 years old starting out doing sporting at my local pony club on a 14 HH grey Arab mare. Specialised in dressage at age 18 and have never looked back.

My current team of horses include EA Exquisite and EA Cayenne and I am enjoying training through the ranks of young horse classes.

2017 has been a wonderful year so far competing at both DJWTS and Sydney CDI on EA Exquisite.

My goals for the future include training through to FEI level with a horse I have started out with as well as continually learning to be the best rider I can be.

Lone Jorgensen

Lone Jorgensen

Bio to come...

Mary Warren

Mary Warren

Bio to come...

Megan Bryant

Megan Bryant

Bio to come...

Ruth Schneeberger

Ruth Schneeberger

I am a fulltime Level 2 NCAS Dressage coach/horsetrainer based in Mount Torrens SA.

I grew up in Switzerland, where I passed all my Instructor exams. In 1995 I moved to Australia and became a citizen in 2001.

In the last 20 years I have trained and competed a few horses up to FEI, two of them to Grand Prix.

I enjoy training young horses as well as taking them to competitions once they are ready. I find it very rewarding, training a horse up the levels, getting a nice partnership going. It’s not just the riding, it’s the grooming, saddling up, feeding, cleaning stables... that creates a special bond with a horse.

My two main competition horses at the moment are Roxleigh Fidelio (Leo), owned by myself, and Cooramin Rialto Hit (Robbie), owned in partnership with the Ponderosa Stud. Leo is rising 6 years old and competing elementary, training medium, Robbie is rising 7 years old and competing medium. I have high hopes for both of them!

Next to those two, I also compete on clients horses. The other “big” part of my job is teaching, which I find rewarding as well, especially when you see the improvement in horses and riders!

Sancha Butler

Sancha Butler

I’m a 23 year old dressage rider/trainer and student at The University of Sydney where I’m completing my Honours in Animal & Veterinary Bioscience.

I was only 2 when my mum first sat me on a pony, and couldn’t get me off! Sfor my third birthday I was given my first pony, he was the fluffiest little white welsh mountain pony named Mozart who is still out there teaching kids today! Throughout my years as a young rider I was extremely lucky to grow up working with some of the most amazing trainers and horses to both learn from and campaign. Including my once in a lifetime horse, Goldshaft Moonshadow who Itrained from prelim to working Grand Prix before he suddenly passed away in 2015.

Over the years I have achieved all the goals that I set myself in the dressage arena and more, obtained young rider scholarships, been a member numerous state and national performance squads, represented Australia and was awarded the first ever equestrian on Elite Athlete Scholarship Program to The University of Sydney.

My current team of competition horses includes Revelwood Dynasty, a 9yo Warmblood by Don Ramiro who is just returning to competition form after a series of setbacks issues including major colic surgery. Carwyn Monte Carlo is 4yo Welsh cob, and after originally purchasing him as project to break in and sell has continued to grow and develop into a extremely trainable and clever pony.After recently winning the Young Horse 4yo pony champion and overall champion of champion ponies at the 2016 Sydney CDI he is now back in training showing serious talent for dressage and is a very exciting pony.

I am very lucky to have an amazing team behind me and have the continued support from Flexible Fit Equestrian, after all the years my gear not only fits amazingly but has been put through its paces and still looks fantastic!

Sophie de Clifford

Sophie de Clifford

Training and competing at FEI level

    • Trained with Carl Hester (GBR) and Charlotte Dujardin (GBR) in England over a period of 18 months.
    • Trained with Isabell Werth (GER) and Hayley Beresford (AUS) in Germany over a period of 2 years.
    • Groomed for Hayley Beresford (AUS) at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2010 World Equestrian Games, Kentucky.
    • Multiple regional, national and HOY titles

Offering schooling and coaching to riders of all levels.

Why I love Flexible Fit:

The quality is superb. My bridles still look as good after two years of full time use as they did on day one. The unique ability to design your entire bridle and choose exactly the size you need is fantastic. I love the gel padding and the anatomically designed nosebands and shaped head pieces, all ensuring my horses are comfortable in their bridles. The 'Padded Leather Reins' are my favourite whilst the 'Sure Grip Reins' are unbeatable in the wet! I am very proud to promote Flexible Fit Equestrian!

Competition horses for the 2017/2018 seasons include

Alamo BL: 7yr old gelding by Anamour. Competing level 5/PSGKinnordy Golda: 8yr old mare by Gymnastik Star. Competing level 4

Verity Spargo Shiner

Verity Shiner

Verity is a dressage rider/trainer who lives with her husband, their horses and rescue Greyhounds at their Hawkesbury based property, Aarity Park in NSW. She started riding at a young age, worked her way through the young rider rankings with success, trained overseas with 2 respected trainers, and now enjoys competing in open dressage competition. Read on to hear about Verity's team of horses and what she thinks about FFE!

"I had 3 major goals when I started Dressage, 1. Train and compete my own horse to Grand Prix level, 2. Ride a Grand Prix Freestyle and, 3. To represent Australia at an International show. I have achieved all of these goals, and I now have my sights set on campaigning my 2 other up and coming dressage horses."

"My team consists of APH Faust a 23 yr old Trakhner gelding who I successfully trained from prelim to GP level. Avarnti is my 9 yr old Hannoverian gelding. We have competed with success up to medium level, and now at home we are working towards the FEI level work. Metallico is my 7 1/2 yr old Dutch Warmblood, I'm really excited about our future in the arena, he has a natural flair for the Piaffe & Passage work. We are training elem/med at home and look forward to a competition start in the coming months."

"I feel extremely lucky each day to wake up to my 3 wonderful horses, and equally as happy to have the continued support from Flexible Fit Equestrian. I honestly could not live without my FFE Anatomical Nosebands, and Gel Girths. The contoured shape of the noseband fits all of my horses comfortably and perfectly, whilst also the contoured shape and gel filled girth suits all of my horses, especially Faust who could be rather cold backed and girthy."

DRESSAGE PARA EQUESTRIAN

Emma Booth

Emma Booth

Bio to come...

Joann Formosa

Joann Formosa

Bio to come...

EVENTING

Amanda Ross

amanda-ross

Lives & trains on the Mornington Peninsula.
Works full time with horses as an eventing athlete, & Level 3 NCAS coach.
Passionate about human & horse fitness.
Currently competing a boutique string of three horses - Dicavalli Diesel (3*), Koko Popping Candy (3*), & Dondiablo (105).
Ambition is to compete at the WEG & Olympics.

Career highlights include:
Sydney 2000 Olympics
1998 WEG Reserve.1999
Oceana Challenge (team & individual silver)
2010 WEG short list
Competed at FEI level dressage, Mini Prix Showjumping
Won & placed in multiple CCI’s

I started designing tack with FFE, because I couldn't find what I wanted without having it specially made. I absolutely love designing products to be both practical & beautiful, & all the ideas come from my own riding experience.

Amber Cargill

amber-cargill

Amber Cargill has also had experience at FEI eventing and advanced level dressage. She has produced a number of exciting young warmblood horses and is hoping to continue through to high levels

with them.

Chilli Bud has competed with success up to PN. Results include;

  • 4th Ballarat PN
  • 1st Woady Yaloak PN
  • Many wins at intro and prelim level

Equine Affair Burlesque shows great promise for the future and her results include;

  • 1st - Woady Yaloak Prelim
  • 1st Avenal Prelim
  • 3rd Wandin prelim

Amber also has several young horses coming through the ranks.

Ben Tyson

ben-tyson

Ben Tyson is an experienced FEI event rider. He currently has a promising string of Warmblood eventing horses competing at all levels. Chilli Class is his long term partner, together they have had a success through to 2* level with intentions of stepping up to 3* this year and ambitions for 4* one day. Their most recent results include;

  • 1st - Wandin CIC 1*
  • 1st Lakes and Craters CCI2**
  • 2nd Camperdown CIC2*
  • 3rd Heytesbury CNC2*
  • 3rd Woady Yaloak CNC2*

Ben's second horse, Equine Affair Cassanova is a very exciting horse for the future. As a young horse he has been very competitive up to 1* level showing a lot of potential for the highest levels of ev

enting, his recent results include;

  • 1st - Tooradin CNC1*
  • 1st - Colac CNC1*
  • 2nd - Lakes and Craters CCI 1*
  • 2nd - Tonimbuk CIC 1*
  • 2nd- Wandin CIC 1*

Ben also has a couple of talented young horses starting at the entry levels to back up his top horses.

Callum Buczak

Callum Buczak

Callum is a professional eventing rider and coach based in Pakenham Upper, Victoria. Learning to ride from a young age, he progressed to working with horses full time after completing his Bachelor of Business and Marketing at Monash University.

Currently campaigning a team of his own horses, Callum aims to take the step up to three star in 2017. He has with great pride, produced each of his horses from unbroken two and three year olds through to FEI level eventers.

Callum aspires to compete at the highest level of eventing with horses he has carefully and specifically bred for the sport.

Emily Bartlett

Emily Bartlett

I began riding at the age of 8 on a little grey pony who would progressively went to every extent to unseat me. At the time, I wanted to be a showjumper as he lacked every sense of boldness for eventing and could only canter on one leg. Saying this, I was always incredibly happy when I didn’t get eliminated in every round!

Now, my aspirations involve taking my promising OTT thoroughbred, Vinnie (Invincible Gold), through the levels of eventing. As an accomplished racehorse, he has taken well to the life of a performance horse. He presents courage and scope that I haven’t had the opportunity to work with in a horse, and the possibilities for what we may achieve together inspire me!

Hudson Craig

Hudson Craig

Bio to come...

Krystina Burdekin

Krystina Burdekin

I have been riding since i was 8 years old starting out doing sporting at my local pony club on a 14 HH grey Arab mare. Specialised in dressage at age 18 and have never looked back.

My current team of horses include EA Exquisite and EA Cayenne and I am enjoying training through the ranks of young horse classes.

2017 has been a wonderful year so far competing at both DJWTS and Sydney CDI on EA Exquisite.

My goals for the future include training through to FEI level with a horse I have started out with as well as continually learning to be the best rider I can be.

Megan Bryant

Megan Bryant

Bio to come...

Mia Bartlett

Mia Bartlett

My name is Mia Bartlett and I am 15 year old ambitious event rider. I started riding at the age of 6 but back then my dream was to be a Grand Prix dressage rider!

My most influential horse was my black mare, Ashmark Majestic. Although being a challenge at first this horse really boosted my confidence in jumping, she was very reliable!

I am currently eventing an OTTB named Ricochet Rhythm and also have a couple of other horses in work. I am competing PC grade 3 and Intro level however, my biggest goal with Ricochet Rhythm is to get him to be a top level event horse. I know he will one day be able to achieve this as he has wonderful movement, is bold out on course and has endless scope.

I love Flexible Fit because their gear caters for all disciplines. I brought a bridle from the Flexible Fit trade stand at DJWTS in 2012 and that bridle is still being used everyday!

Nat Davies

Nat Davies

Nat is a Victorian based eventer. She rides and trains horses as well as coaching.

She has competed 4 star level eventing placing 7th at Adelaide in 2008. She has produced a large number of horses to 2/3star level eventing.

In 2012 she won the CCI* at Melbourne 3DE on her horse El Grado who went on to win at 3 star before being sold to the UK.

Her current 3 star horse Chatswood Design was 9th at Adelaide CCI** in 2015 and placed 2nd and 3rd in her first CIC*** starts before winning the Victorian OTT horse of the year in 2016 where Nat also placed 3rd.

Her up and coming horse Lucrezia Elmare won the 5yo young horse class at Melbourne 3DE in 2016 as well as winning a massive 6 starts in a row at EA 105 and 1star level.

She has a large team of eventers younger up and coming horses and hopes to one day represent her country. Nat a former showie always has nice looking horses they are often used for Flexible fit photos shoots.

Sam Jeffree

Sam Jeffree

Bio to come...

Samantha Fulton

Samantha Fulton

Sam is a 3* event rider based in Hamilton, New Zealand. Having spent her early life on a boat, Sam started riding relatively late in comparison to her peers and at age 10 got her first pony. Having completed University in 2013 and enjoyed a work/horses balance for a few years after that, she now rides full time and spends most her weekends on the road with the team.

Sam has had a number of successes over the years, winning 10 national titles over the past 9 years on 5 different horses. In 2017 she represented New Zealand at the Melbourne There Day Event with her top horse Ricker Ridge Pico Boo in the CCI3*. She finished 2nd individually and the New Zealand team took the win over the Aussies after a 10 year drought.

With a large team of self-produced horses, Sam is looking forward to the season ahead and has her sights set on further international experience. She has some exciting young horses in the ranks which she will produce as New Zealand team prospects.

Sam has been using the Flexible Fit products for the past 3 years and loves the modern design and easy care functionality of the leather. Her personal favourite is the Modified Bridge Breastplate.

Schramm Equestrian

Schramm Equestrian

Bio to come...

Steph Bender

Steph Bender

Bio to come...

Vaz McLaughlan

Vaz McLaughlan

Bio to come...

NATURAL HORSEMANSHIP

Jillian Kreinbring

Jillian Kreinbring

Bio to come...

SHOWING

Elouise Lando

Elouise Lando

Elouise Lando is a 22year old rider from the Yarra Valley in Victoria.

Elouise developed her love of horses from her Mum Michelle who was an extremely successful trainer and how now gone on to be a respected and accredited Show horse Judge. Elouise began riding before she could walk and fell in love with showing and dressage at an extremely young age.

By the time Elouise was a teen she had already acquired many champions, Supremes and Australian champion titles in multiple disciplines including Side-Saddle. Elouise was the Arabian Youth of the year three consecutive years and then Young Ambassador of the year when she was 18 winning her an exchange trip to NZ.

Elouise has now gone on to be a professional trainer and coach and work in some of the top showing stables in the country. Elouise’s plans for the future include continuing her masses of Success in the show ring, taking her current Super-star show horse Renlim Park Tobias more heavily into the dressage arena and also focusing on her coaching.

Shelley Penny

Shelley Penny

Bio to come...

SHOWJUMPING

Hudson Craig

Hudson Craig

Bio to come...

Megan Joyce

Megan Joyce

Bio to come...

Monica Jorgensen

Monica Jorgensen

Monica was born in Stuttgart Germany. Shes the daughter of Lone Joergensen and Uli Eggers, both actively involved in the international competition circuit.

Monica grew up with horses, had her first pony when she was 3 and started competing soon after. From this point on, there was always a pony (later then horses) to ride for her. She tried following her mum into dressage, learned all the dressage things from the pros but decided later on when she was 13 that she wanted to be a showjumper and only do dressage at home.

Her schoolmaster mare Gräfin Greta took her all the way to state championship participation. Unfortunately Greta had to be retired shortly after the state championships.

There was a few months without horses until a family friend decided to give Monica his horse Asterix as he was a little bit tricky and not quite right for him anymore. Monica and Asterix had their ups and downs, went to well known national competitions and taught each other a lot. After a season or two it was time for Asterix to go back home to his owner and in return Monica got another horse to ride, a black Levisto son named Levistiano.

In 2009 Monica moved away from home to start her apprenticeship in wholesale and foreign trade and took blacky with her to Saarlouis which is at the border Germany-France. Even though Blacky as she used to call him had his quirks, at random times he would just bite on the bit and run away, they worked together really well and it didn't stop them from competing at national and international events. The last big show for them was Ascona. After Blacky she went to Werne which is near Münster and tried a few showjumping horses as she was looking for her next partner in crime. She ended up buying Chester 166, a 8 year old, very good, unpredictable showjumper. Flummi, as she used to call him, took her all the way to state championships.

In 2012 she moved back to her parents as she finished her apprenticeship and her parents had decided to move to Australia. They fell in love with it at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. So they downsized the horses at home, only a handful of horses would go with them to Australia, packed everything and left Germany behind them to start a new life in the Melbourne area. Flummi was one of the horses which was allowed to go with them. Monica and Flummi competed a few competitions in Australia, mainly ay Boneo Park. Had their ups and downs, placed, won and got eliminated due to refusal, it was a rollercoaster ride. On their last competition they became 3rd. Due to and injury Flummi had to take a long break and it wasn't sure if he would be able to compete again. After that break Monica trained him up again but with Flummi being so unpredictable and out of work they were struggling to get back into their old partnership. It became clear pretty quick that they have had their best time as a team and was time for both of them to move on. Flummi got a perfect new home with Emily Burdett-Bourne and Daniel Bourne.

Now Monica is training up her youngster Funny Honey which will hopefully end up in a great partnership like all the other ones had.

Sam McCrae

Sam McCrae

Sam has been passionately competing full time in showjumping for the last 6 years, in that time he has proudly represented Victoria as a young rider at state level competition.

During 2013 Sam was chosen to became one of 4 young victorian ambassador finalists, in the same year he was selected to be a member of the victorian junior/young rider state squad and held his position on the squad until 2014.

Since 2014 Sam has been focused on furthering his riding career as a senior rider competing regularly in futurity and mini prix classes. Currently sam has a team of 3 horses and is working towards the up and coming jumping season.

Sophie Landy

Sophie Landy

Bio to come...

Tesse Cook

Tesse Cook

I have been riding since the age of 10 and started off doing pony club like most kids. For many years my passion was eventing, I trained a few horses up to 2/3* and had many wins and placings at this level. I was apart of the national development squad for 3 years and competed at all the major events with some great results.

Over the past 12 months I have turned my focus to Showjumping with my main horse Heatherton Park Alfonz (Fonzie). We have recently stepped up to 140cm and Mini Prix classes and have already had some success at this level.

Recent results include:

  • 2nd Ruby Series Final @ Australian SJ Championships
  • 4th Future Stars @ Shepparton World Cup Show
  • 2nd Mini Prix @ The Elms Spring SJ Classic

Fonzie is a very talented 12yo WBxTB that I have brought on myself and hope to take to the top in Showjumping. I also have a young WB mare I bred who is showing lots of ability for SJ too.

I hope to build on this team over the next couple of years to form a successful team of showjumpers.

I work with horses full time and have a lot of experience in retraining off the track Thoroughbreds, breaking in and training young horses. I enjoy working with horses because every day and every horse is different and you can never stop learning from them.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to be a sponsored rider for Flexible Fit Equestrian. I love their range of products, one of my favourite items would have to be my gel padded stud girth, they are so soft and flexible, making them sit comfortably on every horse!