There are lots of great resources on horse training in our website that we hope you’ll take the time to explore, learn and enjoy. So whether you’re looking for more information on how to tackle horse loading problems, how to best start your horse or how to develop a better relationship with your horse on the ground, Australian Horsemanship and our team of horse trainers are here to help. If you’d like to learn from the comfort of your own home, check out Your Horsemanship.com – an online resource dedicated to better horse training.
I owe so much to the staff who have helped contribute to the business over the year. From the horse trainers to the grooms, office staff and my family we make a great team!Jason Webb
We take horse training personally
For more about Jason, please see our Jason Webb page - a page dedicated to all things Jason.
Jason’s motto: “wet saddle blankets make good horses!”
Sarah O’Neill (nee Muir)
Sarah has worked closely with Jason since 2008. Previously our Yard Manager, since having her family Sarah handed over the reins of the daily running of the yard to our then Head Girl Jem and has put her energy into Jason's online training resource, Your Horsemanship and is now based at our Your Horsemanship HQ visiting the training centre regularly. Still being our driving force behind the scenes Sarah organises our annual events and works alongside Jason with decisions and ideas talking to Jem and Jason on a daily basis.
Sarah has an in-depth knowledge of all things Australian Horsemanship having worked with Jason for 10 years and understands our owners needs. Sarah has managed Training yards all her life, mainly with young and problem horses as well as teaching riders of all levels. Sarah has been successful in affiliated and unaffiliated competitions with her own and clients horses in show-jumping, dressage, Trec, Eventing and even carriage driving and call's herself a jack of all trades where competing is concerned! Along with her experience Sarah is also highly qualified having a HND in Equine Management and being BHS/NVQ certified to level 4 standard.
Sarah's Motto: Never work with Australian Men, they're untrainable!!
Jem came to us in 2012 having worked for a number of top riders including Pippa Funnell, and having worked as a freelance horse trainer and groom for a number of years. Jem began as our Head Girl and progressed to Yard Manager, Jem ensures all the horses’ needs are met and that clients receive a warm welcome. In her spare time she does her own leather work and repairs, which comes in handy too!
Jem's Motto: “Jason, why have you left that there?”
Having spent a year grooming on the yard, Annie is now completing her NVQ levels whilst learning to be a horse trainer alongside Jason and Tom. Annie has a wonderful way with horses and is taking every opportunity to soak up as much knowledge as she can. In her spare time she enjoys competing her own horses.
Annie's Motto: “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle” (thank you Winston Churchill!)
Billy has been with us since 2016 and is completing her NVQ levels. Billy is the epitome of calm and always has a smile on her face. She takes incredible care over the horses in her charge and makes clients feel at home on the yard. She is also a talented rider having been raised with a Mother who is a riding instructor herself Billy has spent her life in the saddle!
Holly-Anne's Motto: “Always look on the bright side of life!”
We are incredibly lucky to have the services and expertise of our dedicated grooms, some have been with us for many years!
Penny, Jason’s wife grew up on Risebridge Farm and has ridden all her life, representing the UK in polocrosse and eventing at BE Novice level. She gained an Honours Degree in Sports Science and Geography at Loughborough University and pursued a career in sports marketing before qualifying as a teacher. Penny now teaches PE and Geography at Dulwich Preparatory School whilst bringing up Jack and Rosie (although she still helps Jason out with some office work!). Richard and Lindie Hillier, Penny’s parents, rent the farmland and facilities to Jason and are an incredibly important part of the set-up. They are always on hand to lend advice and an extra pair of hands when needed. Jason’s sister-in-law, Anna Kish, also helps out with some office work and is the go-to woman for the beautiful lunches and catering that we put on for course and corporate days!
Dodger - gone but not forgotten
Many of our regulars will know Jason's faithful dog Dodger who sadly passed away in 2015. He was part of the team for many years and is missed by everyone. This photo is up as a tribute to such a wonderful dog.
We have weekly visits and emergency callouts from a range of Associate Equestrian Professionals including Tony Warr, MRCVS and farrier Gary Burton.
We regularly have Work Experience pupils to the yard from local equestrian colleges such as Hadlow College and local schools. Before we accept pupils, we ensure they are experienced to handle the horses and we give them regular instruction. They have all been a pleasure to have!