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2022 Educators

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 she has worked in the industry for eighteen years. In 2013 she 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 uses just three simple principles and applies them to all aspects of her training, she believes that by keeping is simple every rider can be a successful trainer. 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

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Cues into Aids

Many of my clients are looking to take their dressage from HRCAV, into EA but feel like they don’t have the confidence to do so. By starting on the ground we can build our confidence and our horses confidence together. Confidence comes from knowing you will succeed and combined these concepts were the ticket to my riding success

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In hand, two-rein, bridle work

As a rider I struggled to find someone who could teach me in-hand work on the ground however as soon as I did my horses began to love learning new complex movements, everything became easier for me and for them. My leg aids were lighter, my reins were a tool for communication, I removed my spurs went back to a simple snaffle and it was like a whole new world of dressage became available to me and my horses.

Confidence comes from knowing you will succeed and, combined, these two topic concepts were the ticket to my riding success.

Training

Adam Sutton

TOPICS

  • Establishing body control & an understanding of your aids required from ground to saddle
  • Developing a cool, calm & relaxed mindset for horse & rider

Training

Adele Edwards

TOPICS

  • Barrel Racing Basics
  • Common Barrel Racing problems

Horse health / Care

Amanda Edwards

TOPICS

  • Horse First Aid
  • Horse Wounds – Myths busted
  • Horse First Aid – a hands on workshop

Training

Amanda Lewer

TOPICS

  • Using patterns of poles to increase riders ‘feel’ while cross-training the horse
  • Mobilising, balancing and strengthening the horse

Training

Amie Power

TOPICS

  • Horses for courses
  • Introducing kids to horses

Lifestyle

Ann-Maree Lourey

TOPICS

  • Psyched for success: the winning way
  • Psyched for success: Believe you can

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

TOPICS

  • The role of anatomy and dentistry in bit fitting
  • Correct bridle fitting

Training

Annette Willson

TOPICS

  • Managing back pain and the use of Redlight Physiotherapy
  • Building a Top-line in your horse using weights

Horse health / Care

Antoinette Foster

TOPICS

  • Ulcers and the connection to horse’s diet
  • Bushfires and how it affects our horses

Training

Bruce O’Dell

TOPICS

  • Become a better horseman

Horse health / Care

Camilla Whishaw

TOPICS

  • Gut health in the horse: the important roles of the gut & promoting good gut health
  • The role of supplements: are they necessary? What to choose?

Horse health / Care

Carol Layton

TOPICS

  • Feeding the performance horse
  • Feeding for preventing ‘Tying Up’

Horse health / Care

Carole Herder

TOPICS

  • 8 Most critical horse care concerns & how to alleviate them

Training

Dan Steers

TOPICS

  • The Pathway to Liberty
  • Body control under saddle
  • The Art of Horsemanship
  • Double Dan Horsemanship Show

Horse health / Care

David Leigh

TOPICS

  • The functional equine distal limb
  • Navicular Disease

Horse health / Care

David Nash

TOPICS

  • Should my horse quit sugar? Dymystifying the sugar and carb craze

Lifestyle

Despina Mitrakas

TOPICS

  • Promoting your equestrian business online
  • Promote your equestrian business on social media

Training

Dr Angela McLeod

TOPICS

  • Equine Biomechanics

Horse health / Care

Dr Melanie Quick

TOPICS

  • Solving & preventing problems with your horse
  • Training difficult and young horses

Horse health / Care

Dr Michael Robinson

TOPICS

  • Management of joint problems in horses
  • Management of gastric ulcers in horses

Horse health / Care

Dr Nerida Richards

TOPICS

  • My horse is crazy, my horse is lazy
  • Feeding the Laminitic

Horse health / Care

Dr Peter Huntington

TOPICS

  • Digestive Health is the key to good health

Horse health / Care

Dr Raquel Butler

TOPICS

  • Injury rehabilitation: The Golden Path
  • Scars – A cute dimple of a deeper problem?

Training

Dr Shelley Appleton

TOPICS

  • Teaching people how to train horses
  • Strategies for building talent in Equestrian Sports

Horse health / Care

Dr. Ben Sykes

TOPICS

  • Reducing Gastric Ulcer risk in Sport horses
  • Gastric Ulcers in Horses – What’s new and what you need to know

Training

Georgia Kolovos

TOPICS

  • Obstacle training for partnership & competition

Training

Guy McLean

TOPICS

  • Details coming soon

Training

Hayley Hinton

TOPICS

  • Information coming soon

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

TOPICS

  • Rider shoulder stablility & its role Part 1 theory
  • Rider shoulder stability & its role – Part 2 Demo
  • Connections: The resilient and adaptable rider

Lifestyle

Jane Hemingway-Mohr

TOPICS

  • The Horse’s Super Power – Making the Invisible Visible
  • The Horse’s Super Power – Making the Invisible Visible

Horse health / Care

Jeremy Ford

TOPICS

  • 6 Steps to successful hoof care
  • Hands on anatomy of the horse’s hoof

Lifestyle

Jess Morrison

TOPICS

  • Building body awareness in the saddle – optimising your position
  • Core stability training – building stronger partnerships

Horse health / Care

Jessica Blackwell

TOPICS

  • Understanding the equine back
  • Pony Pilates and Horse Yoga
  • Supporting the Equine back

Training

Kathleen Kindler

TOPICS

  • Pony Club Coaching Techniques

Training

Ken Faulkner

TOPICS

  • Building communication skills and understanding

Training

Kim Dyer

TOPICS

  • Liberty Connection
  • Bridless riding
Horse educator Larissa Bilston talks about nutrition

Horse health / Care

Larissa Bilston

TOPICS

  • A happy hind gut equals a happy horse
  • Feeding for coat colour, shine and healthy skin and hooves

Training

Lauren Woodbridge

TOPICS

  • Preparing your child for horses
  • Preparing your horse for the human world

Training

Linda Shore

TOPICS

  • Training with the garrocha for horse and rider
  • Dressage exercises for Obstacle phase training

Horse health / Care

Lucy Clyde

TOPICS

  • Horse Rescue, Rehabilitation & Rehoming
  • Rescue, Rehabilitate, Rehome, Educate

Training

Mark Langley

TOPICS

  • A positive attitude in your horse
  • How to reduce anxiety in a horse

Lifestyle

Melinda Macaulay

TOPICS

  • Exercises to improve your riding
  • Mobility for mature riders

Training

Michelle O’Neill

TOPICS

  • Finding the perfect equine partner
  • Taking it to the trail

Horse health / Care

Nathan Marshall

TOPICS

  • Seedy Toe – getting rid of it for good
  • Seedy Toe – getting rid of it for good!

Lifestyle

Nina Arnott

TOPICS

  • Do you know what to do to protect your business?
  • Why you might be sued and what will help you if you are?

Horse health / Care

Paula Jeffrey

TOPICS

  • Saddlefitting the Asymmetric Horse
  • Saddlefitting the Performance Horse

Training

Phil Webb

TOPICS

  • Intoducing your horse to the sport of Cutting

Horse health / Care

Rebecca Ham

TOPICS

  • Feeding the Off The Track horse

Training

Sabine Schut-Kery

TOPICS

  • Dressage training exercises

Training

Sandi Simons

TOPICS

  • My life as a nervous rider
  • I’m just a Mum that rides

Training

Scott Keach

TOPICS

  • Jumping exercises to build confidence

Training

Skye Liikanen

TOPICS

  • Long Reining – Where to begin
  • Is your horse ready to ride?

Training

Stacey Rusic

TOPICS

  • Side Saddle through the ages & into modern day
  • The Art of riding Side Saddle

Training

Steph Lancefield

TOPICS

  • Race Horse to Ranch Horse

Horse health / Care

Sue Martin

TOPICS

  • Treatment plans for illness & long term health
  • Herbal medicine & how it’s used

Training

Sue-Ellen Lovett

TOPICS

  • If it’s going to be – it’s up to me
  • Overcoming adversity

Training

Tanja Mitton

TOPICS

  • Overcoming nerves by learning how to relax
  • Rider Position

Training

Tori Jeffress

TOPICS

  • Classical dressage and bridleless

Horse health / Care

Tracy Whiter

TOPICS

  • Hemp Hype and Horses

Lifestyle

Trisha McCagh

TOPICS

  • What is your horse thinking, and why?
  • Mastering oneness with your horse

Training

Warwick Schiller

TOPICS

  • Relationship before horsemanship – the incredible benefits of connection in training
  • Methods or Principles?

Lifestyle

Yvette Frahn

TOPICS

  • Drawing horse to capture real form and movement – Stage 1
  • Drawing horses to capture real form & movement – Stage 2 Adding Colour

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