Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Despina Mitrakas

Lifestyle

Despina, the director of Show Pony Creative, has created a business model that helps equestrian businesses to develop and grow, particularly in the digital age. So much so that Show Pony Graphics is now the leading Equestrian Creative Agency in Australia. Their services include Web Development, Branding, Graphic Design and Digital Marketing.

Despina is a degree qualified Multimedia Designer and has been designing for some of the largest equestrian companies and horse associations in Australia for over 20 years.

Despina is passionate about horses and also runs a successful pony stud from her farm in Darraweit Guim, Victoria. Her ponies have won numerous champions in hand and under saddle in the show and dressage arena.

Despina is dedicated to the development of Equestrian Business and in 2018 in conjunction with Equine Productions, she developed the EQUITANA Melbourne Business Awards which were a huge success, and in 2024 the Business Awards are back with a new improved format.

Visit Despina Mitrakas at the following sessions

Training

Adam Sutton

Training

Adele Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Allan Collett

Training

Allysse Smith

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

Training

Amanda Lewer

Training & Horsemanship

Amanda Wilson

lifestyle

Amber Evans

Training

Amie Power

Lifestyle

Ann-Maree Lourey

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

Training

Annette Willson

Lifestyle

Anthony Worm

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

Training & Horsemanship

Ash Barnett

Training & Horsemanship

Brett Parbery

Training

Bruce O’Dell

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

Horse health / Care

Carole Herder

Other

Chase Day

Training & Horsemanship

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Horse Health / Care

Daisy Bicking

Training

Dan Steers

Sport, training

David Cowley

Horse health / Care

David Leigh

Horse health / Care

David Nash

Training

Dr Angela McLeod

Horse health / Care

Dr Ian Bidstrup

Horse health / Care

Dr Jacqui Panozzo

Horse Health, Care

Dr Jennifer Clulow

Horse health / Care

Dr John Walker

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Kate Fenner

Horse health / Care

Dr Lizzie McCready

Horse health / Care / Training

Dr Melanie Quick

Horse health / Care

Dr Michael Robinson

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

Horse Health / Care

Dr Sabine Ware

Training & Horsemanship

Dr Shelley Appleton

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

Training & Horsemanship

Elsa Sinclair

Other, Equine Law

Emily Purvis

Training

Emma Maxwell (UK)

Training, Sport

Geoergia Kneen

Training & Horsemanship

Georgia Bates

Other, Horse Business

Glenys Cox

Training

Guy McLean

Training

Hannah Pikkat

Training

Hayley Hinton

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

Other, Sports, mindset

Helen Huie

Training & Horsemanship

Ian Mark Shaw

Training

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

Lifestyle

Jess Morrison

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

Horse Health / Care

Karyn Campbell

Training

Kathleen Kindler

Horse Health / Care

Kathryn Christieson

Training

Ken Faulkner

Training & Horsemanship

Kim Thompson

Training

Lara Poynton

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

Training

Lauren Woodbridge

Horse Health / Care

Leah Wellard

Training & Horsemanship

Lee Davis

Training

Linda Shore

Lifestyle

Louise Sedgman

Training

Mark Langley

Horse health / Care

Matt Rannstrom

Training & Horsemanship

Matthew Thompson

Horse Health / Care

Mel Rowe

Lifestyle

Melinda Macaulay

Training & Horsemanship

Michelle O’Neill

Training & Horsemanship

Naomi Lee

Horse health / Care

Natalia Budisa

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

Horse health / Care

Nikita Stowers

Lifestyle

Paul Davenport

Horse health / Care

Paula Jeffrey

Training

Peter Storr

Training

Phil Webb

Lifestyle

Racing Victoria

Horse health / Care

Rebecca Ham

Horse health / Care

Rhonda Petschel

Lifestyle / Rider Preparation

Robyn Schiller

Training

Sabine Schut-Kery

Training & Horsemanship

Sallyanne Slater

Training

Sandi Simons

Other - Teaching Groups

Sarah Venamore

Training

Scott Keach & James Paterson-Robinson

Training

Skye Liikanen

Sport / Side Saddle

Stacey Rusic

Training

Steph Lancefield

Horse health / Care

Sue Martin

Training & Horsemanship

Sue Spence

Sport / Ranch Riding

Sue Williams

Training

Tanja Mitton

Lifestyle

Thoroughbred Breeders Australia – Fast Track Program

Other / Arena Construction

Todd Cunningham

Training & Horsemanship

Tori Jeffress

Horse health / Care

Tracy Whiter

Trisha Mc Cagh

Training

Victoria Police Mounted Branch

Training

Warren Backhouse

Training

Warwick Schiller

Lifestyle

Yvette Frahn

Training & Horsemanship

Zoe McKinlay

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