Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Lara Poynton

Training

Lara Beth Poynton qualified as a senior Horse Safety Instructor (HSA) in 2015. She operates under the business name of Peninsula Equine Development and is based at Tubbarubba, a premier Arabian stud and equestrian property on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. Lara regularly competes and starts horses for a range of multi-discipline equestrian sports from dressage to show jumping and endurance riding.

Lara’s career path was always destined to be equine-related given her passion for horses and has worked in the industry for twenty years. In 2013, she also graduated from Monash University with a degree in Environmental Science; a discipline that often appeals to those who want to make a difference and one that she credits as having provided her with the necessary insights to continually question problems in order to find solutions.  A skilled communicator with the confidence to take on any challenge, Lara is firmly grounded in the art of horse management. Her desire to make a positive change to the standards and perceptions of horse training is her number one goal. Lara’s breakthrough moment came when she began to let horses make mistakes: a significant turning point in her approach to training, and one that she believes is key to building the right foundations required of any equine discipline.

At EQUITANA in 2018, the Australian Brumby Challenge provided an exciting opportunity to showcase her talents with Cooper, her re-trained Brumby. They were awarded first place in the Brumby Freestyle Challenge.

Lara successfully applies The System when starting young horses under saddle, re-training, and teaching people how to better educate their horses. A loyal support-base is steadily growing through their online presence, www.equinesystem.com

Visit Lara Poynton 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

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

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

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

Sign up to our e-news

Get the latest updates on all this and more

Equitana Melbourne

Search

Sign up to our e-news

Get the latest updates on all this and more