QSEC Horse Home Show - Presenters


Dave Manchon

Dave’s exciting style of equine arena shows are recognised as providing some of the most exciting and talked about moments seen in the equine industry today. Join Dave as he takes you behind the scenes and offers the audience interactive demonstrations, training programs and teachings of self-belief and self-improvement.

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Double Dan Horsemanship

Double Dan Horsemanship amazes crowds around the world with their exciting and individual brand of entertainment, clinics and training. Dan James and Dan Steers are two very talented individuals who draw their knowledge from every corner of the globe. They have learnt from distinguished horsemen, outback characters around Australia and trainers overseas.

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Naomi Lee - Sundance Horsemanship

Naomi from Sundance Horsemanship, in conjunction with Southern Cross Extreme Cowboy Racing Club, will be hosting a horsemanship challenge like you have never seen before! The lunchtime time entertainment will feature Naomi, the Dans, Dave Manchon and Hollie Shiels face off in the 2020 QHHS Cowboy Up Challenge!

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Hollie Shiels - HLS Trick Riding

Hollie was an original member of the all-girl team GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS who performed at a variety of shows and events and even on TV. She also spent 13 years working at the Australian Outback Spectacular. Hollie established HLS Trick Riding in 2015 and teaches death-defying stunts on horseback.

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Ian Francis - Ian Francis Horsemanship

Ian Francis is a legend amongst Australian horsemen and is often described as the best horseman in the world. He has trained more horses and received more awards in more events than any other horseman this country has seen. He has been a mentor to many in the Australian equestrian industry.

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Brittney Anning - Equalize Equine Therapy

The face behind Equalize Equine Therapy is Brittney Anning who is a qualified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. Based on the Sunshine Coast, Brittney has an approach of being real, genuine and transparent towards her clients with the goal for every horse to be as functional and pain free as possible.

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Nicole Tough - Nicole Tough Dressage

Nicole is an accredited Level 2 Dressage Specialist Coach, Level A National Grand Prix, Young Horse Judge and Judge Educator. She is a highly successful competitor, having trained 10 horses to FEI level, with 9 Australian titles, over 27 State Championship titles and has held 40 spots on State and National Squads since 1994.

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Tanja Mitton - Equestrian Success Mindset Training Centre

Tanja has been the Mindset Coach for the Australian High-Performance Dressage and Para Squads from 2014-2016. She now travels around Australian and Europe training and coaching riders of all levels in all disciplines, specialising in the area of mindset and rider position.

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Sam Goodwin - Sam Goodwin Horse Portraits

Sam is a bona-fide horse mad, tea drinking, Tim-Tam inhaling bookworm who absolutely adores horses and photographing these beautiful animals to perfection. Since 2016 Sam has been professionally photographing horses and families and is a member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers.

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Glenn Wyse - Glenn Wyse AWCF Farrier Services

Glenn has been in the horse industry for more than 35 years - his equestrian career started in the thoroughbred industry as a teenager. Currently Glenn holds multiple Judges Cards and runs a horse-shoeing business and recently passed his AWCF Farrier's test, making him one of the highest qualified farriers in Australia.

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Queensland Racing Integrity Commission

QRIC supports clubs, associations and organisations that align with the Commission's objective of promoting post-racing career opportunities for racehorses by including classes or events that cater for recently retired racehorses. The Equine Welfare Program has been developed to promote post-retirement alternatives.

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Sue Franks

Sue is a trainer, competitor, clinician, personal performance coach and author of ‘Braver You - Braver Horse’ and ‘The Formula to Success’. Sue coaches riders of all disciplines to develop their complete potential, to perform under pressure and overcome their fears.

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Equestrian Queensland

Equestrian Queensland is the peak body for horse sports in Queensland and is the state body of Equestrian Australia. Their mission is to promote, grow and develop equestrian sports in Queensland with the vision of being leaders in delivering relevant representative and inclusive equestrian sports.

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Janet Vallier - Department Agiculture & Fisheries

Janet is a Senior Biosecurity Officer with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries. Janet has a long history in the equine industry as a competitor, instructor and educator. Although she no longer rides, she still holds an interest in the diverse world of horse industries.

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Ben Ryan - Ryan Performance Horses

Ryan Performance Horses is a training facility based in Dayboro that focuses on the training of reining, cow horse and ranch versatility horses. Ben’s range of services extend from starting young horses under saddle for the show pen to training and campaigning of both open and non-pro horses.

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Moreton Bay Regional Council

Weeds and pest animals have always been around but it’s not until there is a major problem that most of us become aware of our requirements. Sometimes, that can be too late. In recent years, Queensland has moved away from the Land Protection Act to the Biosecurity Act as the guiding legislation for land management. 

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