Passionate Dressage and Eventing Coach, our Featured Teacher @ NEGS is Rachelle Hirst! She joined the NEGS Equestrian Centre team in 2015 bringing in a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the school.
Rachelle holds an NCAS Equestrian Australia Level 2 Certificate in Riding and Horse Management and her friendly and warm personality brings confidence and support to the girls, putting them at ease in all of their lessons.
Before starting at NEGS, Rachelle worked and rode for professional riders in Eventing and Dressage, and schooling her horse to Prix St Georges. In 2014 she trained overseas in Europe and returned later that year to Australia to compete at the Australian National Dressage Championships.
For Rachelle, 2019 has been an outstanding year as a trainer. Her young horse ‘MS Bollinger’ stepped up to win championships across NSW, qualifying and competing at NSW state championships. ‘We qualified for and achieved top ten in the novice championship at the 2019 Australian Dressage Championships’. Her older horse ‘Bradgate Park Reggae’, after having a few years off, has been back in the Advanced level competition, winning Champion and Reserve Champion Advanced at the end of 2019.
Rachelle is passionate about creating a future of elite riding in Australia through good training foundations, nutrition and a high level of horse-management. ‘I love coaching students and watching their improvements and successes. Nothing makes me prouder than my students having a great ride’. Her highlights over the years include taking teams of NEGS girls to state and national championships and traveling with the girls overseas to New Zealand and the USA.