Australian Team 🇦🇺
JESS STONES - NSW
Jess Stones, needs little introduction. One of Australia's most decorated Show Riders having won over 100 Royal Show Championships plus multiple State, National and HOTY Titles as well as being a World Cup Show jumping Rider, Jess has competed successfully representing Australia Nationally and Internationally and continually aims to produce performance horses of the highest quality. Jess has combined an extensive background and knowledge of show and show jumping horses to create JS Equestrian where she continues to train, campaign, break in, instruct and competition/sale preparation. "No questions asked. our horses are better on BetaVet. There is a noticeable difference in performance, well-being and attitude". Jess has been a valued member of Team BetaVet for many years and we look forward to supporting her and her horses into the future.
KAT GRANTHAM APEX EQUINE THERAPY - SA -
Kat Grantham is a passionate horse lover, amateur showjumper, proud mum and the owner of Apex Equine Therapy in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. With a strong background in equine rehabilitation, prehabilitation, fitness, strength, and conditioning, Kat has helped a diverse range of horses of all disciplines, from elite athletes to retired companions. Kat's approach to equine therapy is rooted in compassion and understanding. She treats each horse as an individual, tailoring her programs to meet their specific needs, including their feeds and supplements. “That's why I love BetaVet and their products. The diversity and range of BetaVet allow me to provide each horse with natural supplements that are specific to their unique requirements.”
SAM JEFFREE - JEFFREE EVENTING - VIC
Sam completed his first FEI event at the age of 14, and in the years following has had exceptional success at 1, 2, 3 and 4 star events on a string of very different horses. Sam’s dedication to his training shows in his consistently strong results. Sam currently has a solid team of four star horses including Woodmount Lolita, Koyuna Tactician, Wimborne Conjuror and Santoro – all very exciting and capable prospects. Sam is also bringing on young horses training in the National classes, and has just begun the task of setting up a new property in Macclesfield, Victoria. Sam is a previous National Young Rider Eventing Champion, and is Equestrian Victoria’s Eventing Rider of the Year in 2021 and 2022. In 2022 Sam represented Australia on the Senior Team at the Oceania Championships. Sam has his sights firmly set on continuing to compete successfully at the highest international level.
RUSSELL JOHNSTONE - VIC
At the Victorian Showjumping Stables our horses' health and wellbeing is our primary focus, and it's critical to sustaining a long and successful competition career. BetaVet’s products are essential to helping us achieve this.
LINDSEY WARE - VIC
Lindsey is a 20 year old Dressage rider based on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. She competes at international Grand Prix level with her horse Aristede, and has ambitions to one day represent Australia. She runs her own business - Lindsey Ware Dressage, which focuses on coaching for aspiring Dressage riders, and training of Dressage horses. Lindsey loves using the BetaVet products with her performance horses, and is impressed with the results they can offer. "Prepare has been incredible. I am so thrilled with the results and this has got to be one of the best performance supplements on the market."
NICOLE TOUGH - QLD
Nicole is an accredited Level 2 Dressage Specialist Coach, Level A National Grand Prix and Young Horse Judge and Judge Educator. She is a highly successful competitor, having trained 9 horses to FEI level, with 8 Australian titles, over 28 State Championship titles to her credit, and has held 33 spots on State and National Squads since 1994. She has been awarded Equestrian QLD Coach of the Year, Sports Star of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. Nicole has helped many of her students train their horses from the breaking in stage through to FEI level, with many on State and National Squads and onto International representation. Nicole’s life-long passion for Dressage began at the age of 13 learning to ride with professional Jockey Terry Payne, later joining Pony Club and competing at gymkhanas, Agricultural shows, Eventing, Show jumping and Combined Training and Interschools, later teaching Equine Studies at Somerset College between 1999 & 2009. Nicole is situated in the Gold Coast where she offers full agistment, private dressage coaching, dressage training and specialised "boot camps" and her love is in coaching and making a difference to both riders and their horses.
GLENAYRE EQUESTRIAN - Tonya Holdsworth Rose, Ari & Sienna - VIC
Glenayre Equestrian, a family run Showjumping stable in picturesque Glenburn, Victoria. Headed by experienced Showjumping rider, trainer and coach Tonya Holdsworth Rose. Tonya has a strong focus on rider mindset and harmony between horse and rider. Her two daughters, Arienne and Sienna are both successful junior show jumpers with aspirations of top level international competition. “Glenayre run a team of Showjumping horses of all ages, all of whom have benefited greatly from the addition of Betavet products to their routines. Never have the horses looked or performed better and we are so thankful to Betavet for their help and support with our team”. Tonya is very active in Victoria with HRCAV as well and we love it that Tonya works with all level of riders and horses.
BALLAHOWE PERFORMANCE - VIC
Yona, Nina & Asha Lloyd make up Ballahowe Performance, based in Ballarat they began producing event and dressage horses and training riders 17yrs ago. They have a strong ethos of horse welfare and ethical training. Producing many horses up to 4* level and the wonderful Sergeant Crisp to 5*, Yona is a keen event rider who enjoys taking the horses through the competition ranks. Nina has currently stepped aside from dressage competition having previously trained numerous horses to Medium/Advanced but also evented to 2* level to help Asha on her eventing journey in both EA and PC. The team at Ballahowe enjoy training, competing, coaching, bit fitting and breaking in horses. The Lloyd family are an integral part of Friends of Ballarat Eventing Association and Ballarat Pony club. “The product range is large enough to cover the needs of all our horses and is now an essential part of our teams preparation and performance. Good pasture and feed go a long way and the Betavet range is the icing on the cake, we have tried many products now on a number of different horses and are always pleased with the results”
VERDICT BY DIRECTION - NSW
Meet the outstanding ‘Verdict By Direction’ aka ‘Bling’…. our very first BetaVet Australia Sponsored Horse. Bling was purchased by Melissa Gillies as a 5 year old, having seen a video of him on Facebook, she knew immediately he was her next superstar Show pony. Whilst Covid has meant a limited amount of outings for him over the last three years it certainly hasn't stopped him. Bling is the current National EA title holder for small Show Hunter horse and was Champion Hunter horse at the 2022 Sydney Royal. Bling also won Working Hunter at Sydney Royal in style, keeping with his jumping roots (as a young horse with Bronwyn Shortt). With competition returning to normal we are really excited to see this beautiful horse out and about under the guidance of BetaVet Sponsored Rider, Jess Stones of JS Equestrian. We think this team is pretty special and we wish Bling, Melissa and Jess the very best. We think Bling is going to shine like a diamond
DESERT SANDS - NSW
Bronwyn Shortt and Anothy March- Desert Sands is located in Tocumwal NSW where they produce and train performance horses. Their main focus is showjumping but Bronwyn has also produced some beautiful and talented dressage and show horses, the most talented and well know being Betavet sponsored horse Verdict by Direction (formerly known as Desert Sands Isle of D’Bling ) Anthony has competed at world cup level on multiple horses he has produced himself. One of Bronwyn’s greatest achievements is her home bred warmblood gelding, Desert Sands Calavino who she foaled down and has produced to 140 level. Betavet is a huge part of our teams continued success, Protect is one our all time favorites with its high potency and low dose rate making it simple to feed even the fussiest horse. Our Betavet program also consist of Buildagut, a must for our young and older horses, Prepare and Echinacea.