Equitana Melbourne

2024 EDUCATOR

Zoe McKinlay

Training & Horsemanship

Zoe is the head trainer and coach of Intrinsic Equine and as a qualified zoologist; she has been able to develop her skills and knowledge around animal behaviour, training and physiology with many different animals including both domestic and wild equids.

Growing up on a dairy farm in northern Victoria, she had a natural affinity for all animals and was destined to have a career working with them.
Knowing this she dedicated her gap year to working with animals in Africa, then moving away from home and heading to university to get a degree in zoology. During her studies she took particular interest in animal physiology, structure and behaviour, which would later prove to be an intergral part of her job as a horse trainer and coach.

Zoe started riding when she was 12 years old and broke in her first horse at 15, breeding her first foal shortly after that. While studying at university she continued to break in and train several horses, and kept finding herself employed in the horse industry – from training racehorses, dressage prospects, eventing horses, children in riding schools, as well as privately training western trail, campdrafting and reining horses for various people.
She and even safely competes bitless in campdrafting.
All in all giving her over 16 years of experience.

​She finds more joy in seeing the horses and riders she has helped thrive by simply being out-and-about, rather than her being in the showring herself.
Variety is the spice of her life and describes herself as “thrives in calm chaos” which is why she coaches and trains horses and riders of all disciplines with all manners of problems with a focus on sound horsemanship principles, utilizing the 4 quadrants of training and proper biomechanics to get horse and rider working together in unity.

Visit Zoe McKinlay at the following sessions

Details

Saturday November 16th

Duncan Equine Group Arena

Polework for cross training

Integrating polework into your regular routine can improve all aspects of you and your horses riding, fitness and general wellbeing.

It is an excellent way to improve topline, proprioception, agility, balance, straightness and suppleness.

This demonstration will allow viewers to see the benefits of polework and how, when done correctly, can be applied to ALL disciplines.

Details

Sunday November 17th

Duncan Equine Group Arena

Arena exercises for the trail.

Many people dream of going for trail rides on their horses, they dream of cantering through the bush like the man from snowy river or a free spirit out on the big open plains, maybe even just to go out to a new riding club.

Unfortunately, many riders don’t have the confidence to do this. They come up with excuse after excuse, and hold themselves back from greatness. During this demonstration we will go through some exercises that can be practiced within an arena to give you confidence to leave the arena and follow your desires to escape the confines of those 4 fences.

Training

Adam Sutton

Training

Adele Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Allan Collett

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

Training & Horsemanship

Amanda Wilson

lifestyle

Amber Evans

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

Lifestyle

Anthony Worm

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

Training & Horsemanship

Ash Barnett

Training & Horsemanship

Brett Parbery

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

Other

Chase Day

Training & Horsemanship

Chloe Phillips-Harris

Horse Health / Care

Daisy Bicking

Sport, training

David Cowley

Horse health / Care

David Nash

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

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 / Training

Dr Melanie Quick

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 & Horsemanship

Georgia Bates

Training, Sport

Georgia Kneen

Other, Horse Business

Glenys Cox

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

Other, Sports, mindset

Helen Huie

Training & Horsemanship

Ian Mark Shaw

Training

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

Horse Health / Care

Karyn Campbell

Training

Kathleen Kindler

Horse Health / Care

Kathryn Christieson

Training & Horsemanship

Kim Thompson

Training

Lara Poynton

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

Horse Health / Care

Leah Wellard

Training & Horsemanship

Lee Davis

Lifestyle

Louise Sedgman

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

Racing Victoria

Lifestyle / Rider Preparation

Robyn Schiller

Training & Horsemanship

Sallyanne Slater

Training

Sandi Simons

Other - Teaching Groups

Sarah Venamore

Sport / Side Saddle

Stacey Rusic

Training & Horsemanship

Sue Spence

Sport / Ranch Riding

Sue Williams

Training

Tanja Mitton

Horse Health / Care

Tanya French

TOPICS

  • Cooperative Care

Other / Arena Construction

Todd Cunningham

Training & Horsemanship

Tori Jeffress

Horse health / Care

Tracy Whiter

Trisha Mc Cagh

Training

Warwick Schiller

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