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Samantha is a 2* eventer, who, in breaking with eventing tradition, also competes in pure dressage with her mare Fendi F. Sam is a registered NCAS coach, has trained in Europe in dressage and is also a successful eventing groom having worked at international level both in Australia and Europe, her portfolio includes WEG 2006, Burghley and Adelaide International horse trials as well as Melbourne International horse trials where she has been the recipient of the grooms prize.
She is passionate about rider biomechanics and understanding the effect of the application of the riders' aids on the horses way of going. She also has a strong focus for management of elite horses and riders from a health, nutrition and mental well being perspective.
She balances her 3 competition horses with teaching equine and business studies at Box Hill TAFE, as well as coaching riders and schooling horses from Spring Creek Farm.
Sam is pictured here with Dressage superstar Charlotte Dujardin at Equitana 2014