Success Stories and Reviews

Sandra Welsh 

2 March 2018· 

I was another lucky person to win a free package, I needed this to help push through my fears as an older rider restarting my journey, I am feeling so inspired. Thank-you to the RSI Team �� I am coming back!

Kelly Hansen 

25 March 2018

I had a great weekend experience at the RSI after winning a bootcamp package. Everyone is very helpful and friendly the lessons were great and the facilities outstanding.

Mandy Glover 

26 March 2018 

Had the most amazing lesson with Megan and the beautiful Milo. Hannah, Megan and Natasha I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me yesterday....start of a new future thanks to you and the wonderful staff

Dee Tuckerman 

27 February 2018

First class facilities and outstanding staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my week there and will be back for more.
Thank you!

Lisa Phillips-Harding 

3 December 2017 · 

This place is amazing! I had a perfect position and then a school master lesson with Megan and Bonito - Bonito is such a gorgeous and amazing boy who took such good care of me; while Megan gave a fantastic lesson and taught me so much! Despite me living more than 2 hours away I can’t wait to come back for another lesson soon!

Lauren Jones 

21 November 2017 · 

I was lucky to win a Position Package and a lesson on Megan's beautiful schoolmaster through a FaceBook competition.

We traveled 3.5 hours to Garfield for a lovely afternoon of riding, learning and I was super excited to get home and implement all that I had learned - and WOW I got my first flying change the next day riding back at home!!!

Thank you for welcoming riders to visit your facilities and given the opportunity to ride your Schoolmasters.

Big Smiles! 
Lauren

Walter Berger 

22 March 2017 · 

Had a great first ride on Buenito last night. Bit of a learning curve adapting myself to different buttons in different spots on a horse with a great movement and forgiving temperament, but so much to take away after the lesson. Must return. Patient instructor and love the use of the headsets so it's very easy to hear. Not to mention the spectacular facilities and everyone's friendliness and positiveness.

Chelsea Dennis 

13 July 2017 · 

I cannot thank Megan enough for her encouragement and knowledge she has shared through this weeks boot camp training sessions. The whole process was professional, fun and super motivating! What a special opportunity to work with FEI horses and training under superb guidance. Megan has a real talent for demystifying dressage! We will be back again, I only wish we lived closer! 

Shona Snowden Reynolds 

17 January 2017 · 

I have been riding for many years, but haven't ridden regularly for some time. I was looking for a place where I could continue to develop my skills at the level I used to be at, but still be able to ask 'silly' questions for things I had forgotten. Megan gave me a lesson on one of their beautiful horses. She was very encouraging, supportive and explained everything as needed. I just loved it!! The stables are incredible as well. I would highly recommend riding these amazing horses with these wonderful trainers. Thank you Megan. I'll definitely be back!!

Kylie Ridgway 

6 January 2016 · 

If you've ever thought about what it would be like to ride a top dressage horse but never had any chance to do it? Here is the place and people to achieve your dream! Great instructor, Alicia is fabulous! The horses are excellent and so safe and so forgiving. So if getting to riding piaffe or half passes is a dream, make it come true by calling! I certainly did! I will be coming back for more!

Elissa Allen 

1 February 2016 · 

Alicia did a fantastic job to help me find my beautiful new horse - and even better than that the way she and her team care for him and the support and instruction given to me has been terrific! This ''new horse' experience has been THE most positive one i have ever had!

Cooper Oborn 

8 February 2016 · 

I have had a great experience  Alicia goes above and beyond to help and assist. She is so passionate about improving and achieving better results at my first competition after having engaged RSI I managed to score over 70% in five out of six tests.

Vanessa Toy 

25 February 2016 · 

I cannot recommend RSI highly enough. My coach is an extraordinary dressage coach - she takes the mystery out of dressage, making it something anyone can learn. She helps me understand not just what to do but why, so even as she is holding my hand through every new skill developed, she is building my ability to figure it out and solve problems by myself. I learn on the RSI horses, and I'm offered the opportunity to ride a huge diversity of horses, all of them highly skilled, wonderfully behaved and brilliant in their own way. Every lesson builds on the last, so that even though I can only ride at most once a week, I feel like I am actually getting somewhere over time. The whole team at RSI are lovely, so helpful and welcoming, with none of that competitiveness or snobbery that is so common in many horsey cultures.
I feel very lucky to have found the RSI. Thank you all!

Nicole Baker 

10 February 2016 · 

I highly recommend the team at RSI, their knowledge and professionalism is second to none…

I started having lessons to improve my riding skills in general, it has been a steep learning curve but I am confident I am on the path to success. I didn't have great ambitions to compete at any high levels, but since having regular lessons on wonderfully educated FEI horses, great training methods and being around such a supportive team environment (with riders at all levels), my ambitions and goals for competing and getting myself out there in the future are growing by the day.

My coach takes the time to explain each and every movement in detail and always strives to push and bring out the best in me in every lesson – she is a great instructor and mentor.

Keep up the good work team.

Jenny Wall 

28 May 2016 · 

Thanks Alicia for all your help. I can't believe what a difference you've made to my horse and my riding. And done in such a simple and straightforward way that is so easy to understand. It's so much fun, not only my lessons but riding at home. I love how you are so positive and encouraging and so looking forward to the future and even more improvement.

Lindy Menadue 

27 June 2016 · 

My young daughter has benefited so much! Going from being timid to being so confident that it scares me!!!
Amazing...

Sally Cordner 

27 August 2016 · 

I recently won a weeks boot camp with RSI . This week I guan ally could organise my busy life to take time out for Oscar and myself ! 
Before I was due to come over my horse came out in lumps , while I was there for the third lesson he was a bit sore and tired from working correctly so we went out for a walk around the property instead . Nothing was a drama everyone was extremely welcoming and professional . My lessons were fantastic and any time I questioned what I was being told my coach took the time to thoroughly answer me . I did ask questions and she was spot on with her answers . This was definitely worth all the drive and time off from my business and family . The facilities are beautiful ! Thank you so much for picking me for the Bootcamp competition it has really inspired me and given me the much needed kick into gear that I've needed !! 
Looking forward to coming back 

Nicole Kostov 

16 June 2015 · 

I don't know how to put into words everything RSI has done for me. From feeling like being 'stuck' at the same level to identifying my FEI goals & developing a plan, to riding FEI horses & movements both in Australia & in Holland was a dream come true & has only further inspired me to keep motivated & challenge those goals. 
I without a doubt would not be on this path without the passion, knowledge & genuine care  -you are stuck with me!! Xx

Brianah Stroszynski 

1 July 2015 · 

Thank you so much to Alicia (& Steph for putting everything on) for your help today & yesterday at the 2 day theory and practical at Parkview :)
So many things to take away from it, you know it's a fantastic day when you crash on the couch thinking of circles and points of a dressage aren

Ang Lea 

14 June 2015 · 

I evolved into a completely different rider under Alicia's coaching guidance on her superb schoolmasters. I can't recommend her highly enough as a teacher. Furthermore her horses are the most well educated mounts that I've had the pleasure to ride. Thank you Alicia!

Diane Robertson 

15 June 2015 · 

Alicia is a fantastic and knowledgeable coach. She has helped me with a structured plan on how to achieve my goals, and each time I have had a lesson I feel I step up and forward to achieving them. The horses are beautifully educated and well mannered. I would highly recommend !

Success Stories and Reviews

Sandra Welsh 

2 March 2018· 

I was another lucky person to win a free package, I needed this to help push through my fears as an older rider restarting my journey, I am feeling so inspired. Thank-you to the RSI Team I am coming back!

Kelly Hansen 

25 March 2018

I had a great weekend experience at the RSI after winning a bootcamp package. Everyone is very helpful and friendly the lessons were great and the facilities outstanding.

Mandy Glover 

26 March 2018 

Had the most amazing lesson with Megan and the beautiful Milo. Hannah, Megan and Natasha I can’t thank you enough for everything you did for me yesterday....start of a new future thanks to you and the wonderful staff

Dee Tuckerman 

27 February 2018

First class facilities and outstanding staff. I thoroughly enjoyed my week there and will be back for more.
Thank you!

Lisa Phillips-Harding 

3 December 2017 · 

This place is amazing! I had a perfect position and then a school master lesson with Megan and Bonito - Bonito is such a gorgeous and amazing boy who took such good care of me; while Megan gave a fantastic lesson and taught me so much! Despite me living more than 2 hours away I can’t wait to come back for another lesson soon!

Lauren Jones 

21 November 2017 · 

I was lucky to win a Position Package and a lesson on Megan's beautiful schoolmaster through a FaceBook competition.

We traveled 3.5 hours to Garfield for a lovely afternoon of riding, learning and I was super excited to get home and implement all that I had learned - and WOW I got my first flying change the next day riding back at home!!!

Thank you for welcoming riders to visit your facilities and given the opportunity to ride your Schoolmasters.

Big Smiles! 
Lauren

Walter Berger 

22 March 2017 · 

Had a great first ride on Buenito last night. Bit of a learning curve adapting myself to different buttons in different spots on a horse with a great movement and forgiving temperament, but so much to take away after the lesson. Must return. Patient instructor and love the use of the headsets so it's very easy to hear. Not to mention the spectacular facilities and everyone's friendliness and positiveness.

Chelsea Dennis 

13 July 2017 · 

I cannot thank Megan enough for her encouragement and knowledge she has shared through this weeks boot camp training sessions. The whole process was professional, fun and super motivating! What a special opportunity to work with FEI horses and training under superb guidance. Megan has a real talent for demystifying dressage! We will be back again, I only wish we lived closer! 

Joy Marie 

7 February 2017 · 

First class facilities and people! Jerry and I have now been at this magnificent facility for six months. I am extremely happy with his care. The arena is amazing and all the staff are happy, helpful and courteous! It is great to have many different instructors at your fingertips. Thoroughly recommended

Kylie Ridgway 

6 January 2016 · 

If you've ever thought about what it would be like to ride a top dressage horse but never had any chance to do it? Here is the place and people to achieve your dream! Great instructor, Alicia is fabulous! The horses are excellent and so safe and so forgiving. So if getting to riding piaffe or half passes is a dream, make it come true by calling! I certainly did! I will be coming back for more!

Shona Snowden Reynolds 

17 January 2017 · 

I have been riding for many years, but haven't ridden regularly for some time. I was looking for a place where I could continue to develop my skills at the level I used to be at, but still be able to ask 'silly' questions for things I had forgotten. Megan gave me a lesson on one of their beautiful horses. She was very encouraging, supportive and explained everything as needed. I just loved it!! The stables are incredible as well. I would highly recommend riding these amazing horses with these wonderful trainers. Thank you Megan. I'll definitely be back!!

Elissa Allen 

1 February 2016 · 

Alicia did a fantastic job to help me find my beautiful new horse - and even better than that the way she and her team care for him and the support and instruction given to me has been terrific! This ''new horse' experience has been THE most positive one i have ever had!

Cooper Oborn 

8 February 2016 · 

I have had a great experience  Alicia goes above and beyond to help and assist. She is so passionate about improving and achieving better results at my first competition after having engaged RSI I managed to score over 70% in five out of six tests.

Vanessa Toy 

25 February 2016 · 

I cannot recommend RSI highly enough. My coach is an extraordinary dressage coach - she takes the mystery out of dressage, making it something anyone can learn. She helps me understand not just what to do but why, so even as she is holding my hand through every new skill developed, she is building my ability to figure it out and solve problems by myself. I learn on the RSI horses, and I'm offered the opportunity to ride a huge diversity of horses, all of them highly skilled, wonderfully behaved and brilliant in their own way. Every lesson builds on the last, so that even though I can only ride at most once a week, I feel like I am actually getting somewhere over time. The whole team at RSI are lovely, so helpful and welcoming, with none of that competitiveness or snobbery that is so common in many horsey cultures.
I feel very lucky to have found the RSI. Thank you all!

Nicole Baker 

10 February 2016 · 

I highly recommend the team at RSI, their knowledge and professionalism is second to none…

I started having lessons to improve my riding skills in general, it has been a steep learning curve but I am confident I am on the path to success. I didn't have great ambitions to compete at any high levels, but since having regular lessons on wonderfully educated FEI horses, great training methods and being around such a supportive team environment (with riders at all levels), my ambitions and goals for competing and getting myself out there in the future are growing by the day.

My coach takes the time to explain each and every movement in detail and always strives to push and bring out the best in me in every lesson – she is a great instructor and mentor.

Keep up the good work team.

Ally Barry

20 March 2016 · 

Oh my gosh! The facilities are amazing! They are not finished yet, but wow what a place to work and/or ride. Imagine when they are complete! The attention to detail is immaculate. So is the care of the horses. I love riding there, it's a very chilled and relaxed environment, with world class facilities, out in the beautiful landscape of Garfield.

The girls are lovely too, very helpful and friendly. Plus Tash is of course a very positive person who teaches with a great level of detail. You can also tell that she is a very innovative person and the RSI is a great example of innovation in both design and the sport of dressage.

I always look forward to going to the IID and riding/getting lessons.

Jenny Wall 

28 May 2016 · 

Thanks Alicia for all your help. I can't believe what a difference you've made to my horse and my riding. And done in such a simple and straightforward way that is so easy to understand. It's so much fun, not only my lessons but riding at home. I love how you are so positive and encouraging and so looking forward to the future and even more improvement.

Lindy Menadue 

27 June 2016 · 

My young daughter has benefited so much! Going from being timid to being so confident that it scares me!!!
Amazing...

Sally Cordner 

27 August 2016 · 

I recently won a weeks boot camp with RSI . This week I guan ally could organise my busy life to take time out for Oscar and myself ! 
Before I was due to come over my horse came out in lumps , while I was there for the third lesson he was a bit sore and tired from working correctly so we went out for a walk around the property instead . Nothing was a drama everyone was extremely welcoming and professional . My lessons were fantastic and any time I questioned what I was being told my coach took the time to thoroughly answer me . I did ask questions and she was spot on with her answers . This was definitely worth all the drive and time off from my business and family . The facilities are beautiful ! Thank you so much for picking me for the Bootcamp competition it has really inspired me and given me the much needed kick into gear that I've needed !! 
Looking forward to coming back 

Nicole Kostov 

16 June 2015 · 

I don't know how to put into words everything RSI has done for me. From feeling like being 'stuck' at the same level to identifying my FEI goals & developing a plan, to riding FEI horses & movements both in Australia & in Holland was a dream come true & has only further inspired me to keep motivated & challenge those goals. 
I without a doubt would not be on this path without the passion, knowledge & genuine care  -you are stuck with me!! Xx

Brianah Stroszynski 

1 July 2015 · 

Thank you so much to Alicia (& Steph for putting everything on) for your help today & yesterday at the 2 day theory and practical at Parkview :)
So many things to take away from it, you know it's a fantastic day when you crash on the couch thinking of circles and points of a dressage aren

Ang Lea 

14 June 2015 · 

I evolved into a completely different rider under Alicia's coaching guidance on her superb schoolmasters. I can't recommend her highly enough as a teacher. Furthermore her horses are the most well educated mounts that I've had the pleasure to ride. Thank you Alicia!

Diane Robertson 

15 June 2015 · 

Alicia is a fantastic and knowledgeable coach. She has helped me with a structured plan on how to achieve my goals, and each time I have had a lesson I feel I step up and forward to achieving them. The horses are beautifully educated and well mannered. I would highly recommend !

Robyn Celebi 

15 June 2015 · 

Alicia is an amazing coach. It had been nearly 20 years since I'd ridden and Alicia was so helpful in "getting me going". Riding a schoolmaster is an incredible experience.