Linda Shore’s 35 year career as a full time equestrian, breeder/coach/competitor, has given her the opportunities to acquire knowledge and skills of the dressage horse and rider, and to share this with other passionate horse-people.
Linda established River Range Warmblood Stud in Central Queensland in 1988 with the purchase of 3yo warmblood stallion, Northern Classic, and he was the first horse she trained to successfully compete at FEI level dressage; and since has trained a number of other horses up to and including Grand Prix level. In 1991 Linda travelled to England and France to study dressage and was inspired by the classical side of dressage training and harmony between horse and rider this promotes through the lightness of the aids and contact. Following Linda’s association with the imported Morgan stallion, Ranch Boss Cortez in 2006, she became interested in Western Dressage, and soon became passionate about what this discipline could offer the rider who was not interested, or able, to own a classical dressage saddle or ride a big moving horse.
In 2013 Linda presented western dressage at Equitana for the first time, exciting riders about new possibilities for themselves and their horses. Linda was a demonstration rider for the USA guest presenter, Lynn Palm, at Equitana 2014. Linda again presented western dressage at Equitana in 2016. In 2018 Linda became involved in the developing discipline of working equitation in Australia and the opportunity it presented to help riders develop amazing partnerships with their horses thru training the three compulsory phases required in working equitation.
Linda currently regularly competes in working equitation with her part-bred Morgan mare, Boulevarde Gabrielle at Consagrados level and is an accredited working equitation judge. Linda also conduct clinics throughout Australia for Working Equitation, English and Western dressage and general horsemanship