I’m Mandy, and my passion is for horses. I live in the beautiful location of Port Douglas, I am lucky enough to have a working cane farm, and a horse agistment facility.
My life revolves around my horses, I have 11 of them and they keep me on my toes. I started working with horses from a very young age, I learnt to ride and train them with the help of some great horse men and women and have been successfully training and competing not only my horses but client’s horses for over 20 years now.
I love teaching children and adults the art of riding and also the art of horsemanship. You cannot do one without the other.
I successfully ran Port Douglas Horse Riding for 12 years, and had the title of number one tourist attraction for many years thanks to Trip Advisor. Reading all the positive and lovely reviews gives me a real sense of achievement.
I had many happy clients and saw lots of young children from as young as 3 years, start from the beginning and grow up and blossom into great horsemen and women themselves. It was a highlight for me to see their skills grow, and their confidence not only with the horses but within themselves transitioning into adult hood.
Horses can change people for the better, in my opinion and I have seen firsthand small frightened children, become confident and eager to do more, thanks to the beautiful horse. A thank-you needs to be said, to Dolly, Star, Buck, Billy and Bo, my lovely gentle riding school horses, that help me spread the joy to so many children and adults alike.
I have bred and handled my own competition horses and it has been a wonderful experience to have taken them from tiny foals to now majestic horses, not only competing but winning in their respective fields.
Last year my warmblood filly Sandro’s Lilly in her first year of competing, dressage won the Dressage championship on the Tablelands and in Cairns, it was a great achievement and one we hope to do again this year at a higher level.
Agistment, single paddocks and communal paddocks. We offer the full range of services for your horse, so whether you just need it fed once a week or you require full care, we have you covered. Someone is on site always.
• Single paddock agistment
• Communal paddock agistment
• Feeding and Rugging
• Horse ownership advice
• Rider training
• Horse handling/training
• Riding techniques
The facilities include dressage arena, round yard, jumps, sporting set ups like Barrel racing and stick events, we also have 100 acres of cane land to ride around at your leisure.
Agistee can also take advantage of my experience, I also offer coaching, from beginners to experienced riders, from ground work to correcting your seat, I will be able to impart knowledge that will certainly help you on your journey into being the best horseperson you can be.
For those that only wish to experience the horse for the first time, or a one off experience then let me introduce you to some of my well-mannered and friendly equine friends.