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Cadfor Equestrian

Cadfor Equestrian is a partnership between equestrian coach Helena Warren and veterinarian Rod Hoare.  Cadfor Equestrian runs clinics, provides seminars, runs school holiday camps and gives individual lessons by appointment. Cadfor Equestrian DOES NOT hire horses for trail rides or provide agistment.

Helena is the qualified Riding Instructor at Cadfor having attained her National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) qualifications at 1G Level. She attained her qualifications in 1998, training with Simon Kale, Robert Stewart and Debbie Stewart.

Helena has been riding since she was 10 years old and in her younger days played polocrosse with Ingleburn Polocrosse Club. In her late teens, her interest turned to dressage and she trained with her local riding instructor Anna Bracken. She then started eventing and had some success riding up to Pre Novice level. Since moving to Binda she has been breeding, training and selling some young horses.

With her interest in training, Helena has developed a number of horse management courses, initially for her previous employers, NSW DPI, and now a new range of clinics are available through Cadfor Equestrian.

Helena trains with Andrew McLean and Manuela McLean of the Australian Equine Behavioural Centre (AEBC). Her other main influence is Mary Wanless, a British position coach that came to Australia for clinics in the mid 90’s.

Helena is qualified as a Skills Specific Trainer and Assessor (SSTA). This qualification enables her to train and assess candidates working towards their Introductory Horse Management and Riding Certificates. For more information on these certificates click here. Course resources can be obtained on line click here.

Rod provides the veterinary expertise at the clinics and workshops run at Cadfor. He has excellent horse handling skills and his expertise is called upon to deal with client’s difficult horses.

Cadfor facilities

Cadfor Equestrian facilities include a 20m x 60m undercover arena, a professionally designed and built cross country training course and show jumps.

The stable block consists of four 8m x 5m stables, an undercover washbay, crush, tackroom, seminar room, toilet and laundry and seven stables with yards. There is all weather access to the float parking area.

The cross country course was designed by Rod as a specific training facility. He has been an advanced level course designer, having been responsible for the course for St Gregory’s One Day Event, one of the largest ODEs held in Australia with in excess of 500 entries.

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