The HERO programme prides itself on employing professional riders to educate our horses and give them the best start to their life after racing journey. We currently have five educators- three in Canterbury and two in Southland.
Tarryn Jones - Canterbury
- Tarryn has grown up amongst the Harness Racing Industry with a strong family background in the game.
- Tarryn is an extremely successful and professional equestrian rider. She regularly competes in a range of disciplines including eventing, dressage, and showjumping.
- Tarryn is competing at 2* ESNZ level eventing and up to 1.20m SJ with excellent results.
- Tarryn has her own full time equestrian schooling business.
Chanelle Dickie - Canterbury
- Chanelle has previously worked full time at Bromac Lodge
- Chanelle has had some fantastic results with her off the track Standardbreds. Highlights include winning the Standardbred Horse of the Year title on a horse she broke in and educated herself.
- Chanelle has an impressive record at the Canterbury A & P Show having won 5x Champion Ridden Standardbred titles.
- Chanelle has been making a name for herself Barrel Racing on the rodeo circuit and this year has made the National Finals where she is currently sitting 5th in the country.
Anna Bryant - Canterbury
- Anna is based on a 140ha farm in Methven. She has been riding professionally since she left school and has worked in Australia, England and Ireland in eventing, dressage and show jumping yards
- Anna runs her owns equine business schooling horses, selling on behalf, breaking in and coaching. Anna has had great success competing across a range of disciplines. Anna is a 3* eventer and a regular on the show jumping and showing scene.
- Anna is an extremely accomplished rider who we are very lucky to have on board.
Monique Koch - Southland
- Monique runs her own equine business- Balance Equestrian Ltd schooling and coaching a variety of riders.
- Monique is a keen dressage rider with a passion for horsemans hip and problem solving.
- Monique has owned and retrained many ex-racehorses. She loves working with horses at liberty and prides herself on producing safe and sensible allrounders.
- Monique grew up in the UK and first learnt to ride on wild native ponies.
Hannah Keetly - Southland
- Hannah is a local Southland rider that competes in a variety of disciplines.
- Hannah has worked with multiple young and challenging horses.
- Hannah has previously rehomed many standardbreds off the track.
- Hannah's focus is always a happy well-rounded horse with as much variety in their day to day life as possible.