Shane is a successful show jumping and dressage competitor, professional trainer, EFA NCAS Level 1 General Coach, PCAQ Specialist level “C” Instructor, Blue card holder, and dedicated breeder of elite performance warmbloods. In 1995 he was offered a position at a training stable in Germany where he spent the next six years working, competing and training in Dressage and Showjumping at various studs and competition stables.
Since returning to Australia, his stud has produced horses which have helped him to achieve a great deal of success in the competition arena, as well as inclusions in elite squads. Shane has trained to Grand Prix level in dressage and is currently competing in World Cup Showjumping competitions.
In 2005 Shane successfully competed in the World Young Horse Championships on Fairbanks Catargo. Whilst in Germany Shane had the privilege to train with some of the world’s best coaches in Dressage and Showjumping including: Hannes Baumgart, Gilbert Boeckmann, Hans-Heinrich Engemann, Harry Klugmann, Manfred Koetter, Martina Hannover, Joachim Heyer, Ulf Mueller, Hilmar Meyer, Norbert Nuxoll, Ulla Salzgeber, Gerd Sosath, Nicole Uphoff.
Riding Career Highlights
- Australian 4 Year Old Dressage Champion Dressage With The Stars 2002.
- 2003 Australian Novice Champion
- 2003 Dressage And Jumping With The Stars Four Year Old Jumping Champion.
- 2004 Sydney CDI*** Four Year Old Young Jumping Horse Champion.
- 2004 Dressage And Jumping With The Stars Five Year Old Jumping Champion.
- 2004 Champion of Champions Jumping Horse Dressage And Jumping With The Stars.
- 2005 German National Show Circuit Numerous Wins and Placings
- 2005 Competitor World Young Horse Showjumping Championships Lanaken Belgium
- 2005 Member of Equestrian Queensland Dressage Squad
- 2006 Toowoomba Championships FEI Small Tour Champion
- 2007 Finalist Elysian Fields Silver Classic
- 2008 Member of Equestrian Queensland Showjumping Elite Squad
- 2009 Member of Equestrian Queensland Showjumping Elite Squad