Our Sponsored Riders
My name’s Erin Callahan and I’m an event and showjumping rider based on the Surf coast region in south-west Victoria. I have a passion for starting young horses in their competition careers, and bringing them up through the levels. Over the years I’ve produced multiple horses to success at FEI level, both Off the track thoroughbreds and purpose-bred sport horses. I’m particularly excited about my current team of young competition horses which consists of –
Danson Lincoln – a 7 year old WB gelding
Vienesse – a 5 year old WB/TB gelding
Superhit VEH – a 6 year old WB/TB gelding and
Universal Toi Town – a 5 year old WB/ASH mare
Hi, My name is Tamara Campain and I am an eventing and dressage rider based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria with my partner Stuart Archibald.
I currently have a large team of beautiful horses that I am very lucky to ride along with teaching my wonderful students and working full time in the health industry. My horses range from the more experienced who compete at FEI level all the way through to young horses about to make their competition debuts. I pride myself on bringing along happy young horses from the start of their careers all the way to FEI level.
My goals for the future are to continue to produce successful event horses through the levels, help my students achieve their equestrian dreams, continue to have a successful career outside of horses and to keep improving with my horses as we strive to reach the top of the sport.
I am 29 years of age and I am a Dressage rider located in Pearcedale Victoria operating ACE Equine with my partner Tara Campain.
I have always shared the love of riding and training horses since I can remember. I have Originated from Show Horse roots where I made regular appearances at Ag and Royal shows then turning towards the performance world of equestrian; venturing into Eventing, Showjumping and Dressage. I loved the challenge and loved watching the professional riders make the task look so effortless. This has lead to where I am today, now pursuing the dream of becoming one of Australia’s top Dressage riders while balancing the demands of normal life commitments.
I have a fantastic team of horses with more on the way, a great network of owners and sponsors, hard working group of students and a loving partner to share all of this with. I strive everyday to further develop each horse I ride and guide each rider I instruct in the right direction to achieve their goals. I realise that to advance in the Dressage world it is a long and slow process, but rewarding. All horses are unique with different needs, hence why I train by my own of mantra of “always riding to your horses needs, not to your own desires!” This is my definition of harmony.
From the age of 10 years old when Del was riding around the farm bareback on the old stock horse. She knew she had a dream to compete at International level and represent her country.
After winning the PCAV State Championships in 1977 Del was bitten by the eventing bug and from then on set about achieving her dream. With the talent and ability to train all her own mounts it was noted that Del could “train a clothes horse and still win” by the local papers.
My name is Edward Darby, a 21 year old mostly eventer based in the outer North – Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. I also do a bit of showjumping and have also recently been competing in a bit of straight dressage.
I enjoy all things horses and believe that all disciplines help your riding to be its best. My current team consists of 3 homebred horses, they are;
Dawn Of The Day – 12yo WB / TB mare
Somerset Day – 6yo WB / TB gelding
Odins Day – 9yo WB / TB gelding
Dawn being the main of the 3, recently stepping up to 3* and being selected as part of the Young Rider Australian Oceania Championships Team 2022. One of our recent wins at Wandin Park International in the CCI2L has really highlighted her progress and far she has come. She is a big bold Chestnut ready for anything and I am very excited for her continuing future.
Born in the Netherlands where he spent the first 25 years of life on a farm with horses, Dirk was an active competitor both in Dressage and Show Jumping. Participating as a competitive rider, judge and coach in both disciplines, Dirk won many regional titles and state championships.
Currently Dirk is the operations manager at ‘Jolong Park’, where he and his partner Sarah Brayshaw are responsible for 50 agistees and their horses, including the daily operations of the riding school. Among training clients and school horses, running regular Dressage Clinics and continuing their breeding program, Dirk also manages to also externally coach (EA NCAS Level 3 Coach) and compete.
With 2 horses competing FEI Grand Prix, including the well-known sire Aea Metallic, and some nice young horses coming up through the ranks, we are keen to watch this formidable team throughout the 2021 season.