Instructor

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

Horses

Current Competition Horses


ROSEMAN
Australian Warmblood
Gelding – chestnut
Sire: Regardez Moi
Dam: Jato (Jazz)
Breeder: Shaun France
Year Foaled: Jan 2014


RIONNARC aka “Rhannarr”
Australian Warmblood
Mare – black
Sire: Regardez Moi
Dam: Jato (Jazz)
Purchased at 8 months of age
Year Foaled: 2008


NICCOLO
Australian Warmblood
Gelding – chestnut
Sire: Nemo (Negro)
Dam: Scarlett (Jazz)
Breeder: Shaun France
Year Foaled: 2018

Previous Horses



RISTO aka ‘Risky’
Australian Warmblood
Gelding – chestnut
Sire: Regardez Moi
Dam: Jato (Jazz)
Breeder: Shaun France
Year Foaled: 2016


RUBENESQUE aka ‘Rudy’
Australian Warmblood
Gelding – black
Sire: Regardez Moi
Dam: Madelaine
Purchased at 8 months of age


BARRINGTON OCKTEDI
Thoroughbred – Arab – Clydesdale
Gelding – chestnut
Sire: Top Tilt
Dam: Barrington Simona
Breeder: Tasmania
Year Foaled: 1980