Equitana Melbourne

EQUITANA Melbourne 2021 is officially postponed to November 11 – 14, 2021. Tickets will be re-released in the coming months.

03 - Education

2021 Educators

Sue-Ellen Lovett

Training

Dual Paralympian, Atlanta 1996 & Sydney 2000, Bronze Medalist at the 1999 World Dressage Championships in Denmark where she was ranked 4th in the World, Top 10% of Elite Dressage Riders in Australia, Cancer Survivor, Fundraiser of $3.2 million for various charities doing 10 marathon long distance endurance rides, Director on the Paralympic Games Committee Board, Author, Wife, Horse Addict.
Mudgee born Sue-Ellen Lovett lives with husband Matthew on a property in Dubbo. Sue-Ellen has had six Guide Dogs in the past 38 years. Always accompanied by one of her guide dogs, even when competing internationally at World Championships and Paralympics. Her most famous Guide Dog was Eccles, a creamy lab with golden spots on his ears who accompanied her to Denmark, Atlanta, and Sydney. Sue-Ellen endearingly refers to him as her Suit and Tie dog, always so professional.

She continues to overcome the limitations of total blindness after being afflicted by the hereditary disease Retinitis Pigmentosa. Sue-Ellen doesn’t let her condition stop her achieving her goals, on or off the saddle. Sue-Ellen ‘Lives to Ride’, competes at FEI Inter 1 level, and trains Grand Prix. As well as riding, Sue-Ellen’s life is devoted to helping and motivating people. During the marathon rides she raised the $3.2m, she spoke at functions in over 600 towns, and gave inspirational talks to thousands. One of her longest rides was Cairns to the Gold Coast in 1988, 2400 km, 54 days in the saddle, with the funds raised going to the RDA. Another was from Melbourne to Sydney in 1998 to raise money and public awareness for the Sydney Paralympic Games. At that time she was short listed to be competing at Sydney but still did the 38 days in the saddle and raised $1.1m.

In 2020 Sue-Ellen published a heart-warming story about love, achievement, overcoming adversity and daring to dream through the big brown eyes of her horse Johno

Visit Sue-Ellen Lovett at the following sessions

Details

Friday November 12th
4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Duncan Equine Arena

Overcoming adversity

If you want to achieve your goals, buckle up!

The ride through life as uniquely described by Sue-Ellen Lovett is a wild ride indeed. She highlights ABILITY not Disability, and that VISION is much more than Seeing.

Being legally blind since birth, Sue-Ellen has overcome the magnitude of adversity that comes from a degenerative disease that caused her blindness since birth. She shares insights into how people make their own disability. How you need to make your own decisions about who you want to be and how you’re going to get there. Be bold, be game and be willing to put yourself out there sometimes. Be willing to fail, be prepared to brush yourself off and get going again. If you expect what you want to land in your lap, think again.

Listen to the incredible ways Sue-Ellen has overcome adversity. Some culminating in raising over $3.2 million dollars for various charities! This inspirational woman knows from experience that every cloud does have a silver lining – you just have to look for it. Let Sue-Ellen help you find your silver lining.

Details

Saturday November 13th
2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Duncan Equine Arena

If it’s going to be – it’s up to me

If there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel you’re looking down – bloody go down and light it yourself!

If you want straight talking, open, honest yet incredibly positive and inspiring, welcome to Sue-Ellen Lovett’s take on this wild ride we call ‘Life’. Sue-Ellen will share with you how to make a difference, even a small one. There’s no point talking about it – it’s ACTION counts. When you consider she’s done 10 long distance rides on horseback totaling over 16,000 km and raising over $3.2 million dollars – that’s a lot of ACTION. Listen to how such action turns into success, the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people, and how critical creating a Team around you is. The journey she will take you on is full of highs and lows. The most recent heart break being the passing of her magnificent mate, 18 3hh magical Johno. If there isn’t a light at the end of the tunnel you’re looking down – bloody go down and light it yourself. If you want there to be clarity and light in your life – join in and listen to Sue-Ellen.

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

Training

Allysse Smith

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

Horse health / Care

Andrew Bowe

TOPICS

  • Sustainable hoof protection ‘Good Vibrations’
  • Fitting Poly Shoes – the new gen Polyshoe

Lifestyle

Ann-Maree Lourey

TOPICS

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

Horse health / Care

Anna Minogue

TOPICS

  • Bit fitting for Anatomy
  • Correct bridle fitting

Training

Annette Willson

TOPICS

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

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’

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 Christine Gee

TOPICS

  • Sacroiliac Trouble
  • Equine lower neck/C6 malformations

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

Horse health / Care

Gracie Herring

TOPICS

  • The use of Thermography in performance horse management
  • Thermography: Lameness and poor performance

Training

Guy McLean

Lifestyle

Hannah Basetti

TOPICS

  • Rider fitness and wellbeing
  • Rider Nutrition

Lifestyle

Helen Fletcher

TOPICS

  • Rider shoulder stablility & its role Part 1 theory
  • Rider shoulder stability & its role – Part 2 Demo

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

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

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

Melinda Macaulay

TOPICS

  • Exercises to improve your riding
  • Mobility for mature riders

Training

Michael Costello

TOPICS

  • Learn to work your horse on a mechanical cow – Intro to Cutting
  • Learn to work your horse on a mechanical cow – Intro to Cutting

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!

Horse health / Care

Nicole Bowe

TOPICS

  • Feeding the Hoof – prevent Laminitis

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?

Training

Pauly Daniel

TOPICS

  • Working Horsemanship
  • Closing the divide between disciplines

Horse health / Care

Rebecca Ham

TOPICS

  • Feeding the Off The Track horse

Training

Sandi Simons

TOPICS

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

Horse health / Care

Shaun Hearmon

TOPICS

  • Equine dentistry

Training

Skye Liikanen & Joshua Knight

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

Horse health / Care

Sue Martin

TOPICS

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

Lifestyle

Todd Cunningham

TOPICS

  • Arena construction and restoration

Training

Todd McCormick

TOPICS

  • Reining – Keeping it simple

Training

Tori Jeffress

TOPICS

  • Classical dressage and bridleless

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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