Shaun France

Rider | Coach | Educator

E.A. Level 3 Dressage Specialist Coach
E.A. Level 3 Coach Educator
E.A. Level 1 General

Shaun’s professional dressage career began in 1982 when she travelled to England
and Austria to further her knowledge and training under the guidance of four
times Olympic Games rider, Jennie Loriston-Clarke at Catherston Stud, and Hans
Reigler of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna.
In 1984 she moved to Germany, where she worked for the Bahlsen family of
Hannover and International Grand Prix Rider and Gold medalist, Claus Husenbeth of
Sottum Nth Germany.
In 1984 Shaun returned to Australia where she established Horse Quarters, her
first equestrian centre in the Hunter Valley, and took on a role at at TAFE NSW
teaching Horse Management.
During this time, Shaun purchased Barrington Ock Tedi, whom she trained and
rode to Grand Prix level where they remained for six years, competing at every
major Grand Prix event around Australia. Ocki also went on to represent Australia
at the European Dressage Championships ridden by Rozzie Ryan, EA Level 3 Coach
and Australian International Grand Prix Competitor.
However it wasn’t long before Horse Quarters was outgrown and in 1995, with
the support of her parents Bruce & Joyce, Hunter Valley Equestrian Centre (HVEC)
was established.
Shaun continues to breed, train and compete horses of all levels, a number of
whom have or continue to compete at FEI level.
Shaun is available for lessons, clinics, and interviews.
Ph: 02 4966 3331 or 0407 200 907


Current Competition Horses

Australian Warmblood Australian Warmblood Australian Warmblood
Gelding – chestnut Mare – black Gelding – chestnut
Sire: Nemo (Negro) Sire: Regardez Moi Sire: Regardez Moi
Dam: Scarlett (Jazz) Dam: Jato (Jazz) Dam: Jato (Jazz)
Breeder: Shaun France Purchased at 8 months of
Breeder: Shaun France
Year Foaled: 2018 Year Foaled: 2008 Year Foaled: Jan

Previous Horses

Australian Warmblood Australian Warmblood Thoroughbred – Arab – Clydesdale
Gelding – chestnut Gelding – black Gelding – chestnut
Sire: Regardez Moi Sire: Regardez Moi Sire: Top Tilt
Dam: Jato (Jazz) Dam: Madelaine Dam: Barrington Simona
Breeder: Shaun France Purchased at 8 months of
Breeder: Tasmania
Year Foaled: 2016 Year Foaled: 2001 Year Foaled: 1980