Patrik Kittel, Sweden's super successful dressage champion will star at EQUITANA 2016. With foundations inspired by mentors such as Klaus-Martin Rath and Klaus Balkenhol, Patriks classical methods coupled with genuine love of the horse have resulted in his accolades as a trainer, producer, coach and competitor.
Having trained over 40 horses to Grand Prix level, boasting perfect scores including 10's for his piaffe, positioning three horses simultaneously in the top 20 FEI rankings and currently positioned 9th on the FEI global rankings, Patrik is a force to be reckoned with. Patrik's success has seen him compete at Caen and Lexington WEG's and the London Olympics, with Rio firmly in sight before he descends down under.
At the age of 32, Lyndal Oatley made her Olympic debut competing in dressage at the London Games. She finished equal 10th in the team event and 37th in the individual – the highest placed Australian competitor. A solid fixture on the European circuit, Oatley with two WEG's under her belt and her sights firmly set on Rio is an aspiraton for Australians both here and abroad.
Fusing dedication and discipline with an authenticity and self-deprecating humbleness that makes her methods accessible and approachable. From the showring into the dressage arena she has swiftly worked her way up the rankings. The approachable Aussie has trained and taught riders including the likes of Brett Parbery and is highly regarded as a coach both in Australia and in Europe.
Needing little introduction, Captain Mark Phillips is one of the most heralded experts and a true icon in the sport of Eventing. An elite rider in his own right, he can boast numerous Olympic, European and World Championship medals along with four Badminton Horse Trials wins and a Burghley win. He also is a leading FEI accredited Course Designer.
Captain Phillips will share his vast knowledge of the eventing world to equine enthusiasts from Australia and beyond. His sessions will provide riders of all ages and skill levels with expertise that will propel them to the next stage of their riding. Captain Phillips was the Chef D’Equipe for the USA Equestrian Team for 20 years, including the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 2000 Sydney Olympics, 2004 Athens Olympics, 2008 Beijing Olympics and 2012 London Olympics. His riders claiming a total of four team and four individual medals.