Meet The Team


Equestrian Centre Coordinator

EA Level 1 Eventing
EA Level 2 HM & R

Phone | (02) 6774 8717
Email | equestrian.centre@negs.nsw.edu.au

Annyka is the Equestrian Centre Coordinator and manages the centre. Annyka will be able to answer all your equestrian questions, including agistment and accounts. Annyka is the Senior Eventing and Dessage Coach.

Annyka has coached Internationally as Team Manager and Coach for both EA Young Rider and Pony Club Australian Teams, including the Penang International Horse Show, Malaysia and IPE in Hong Kong. Annyka has been part of the NEGS Team for over 20 years, and is passionate about the growth of young people and their horses.

Administration Assistant

Renee will be your first port of call at the front desk here at the Equestrian Centre for anything you may need. General office duties including phone and email enquiries, agistment enquiries, venue bookings, payments and purchases

Senior Eventing and Dressage Coach

EA Level 1 Eventing EA Level 2 Dressage Specialist EA SSTA Contact Rachelle if you have any questions regarding squads, senior dressage and eventing, to organise lessons and/or schooling, horse behavioural issues and dressage competitions.

Show Riding Coach

NEGS showing team enjoys consistent, outstanding success under the expert tutelage of show riding coach and industry professional, Justine Aitken. Justine continues to compete successfully in rider classes, breeds and show horses with wins and placings at Royals, and Show Horse Qualifiers.

MAREE BALMAIN Campdraft Coach

Maree is a hugely experienced campdrafter and judge including judging the Nutrien Equine Classic Campdraft in 2021. Along with her husband Pete they managed a large property “Avon Downs” in the Northern Territory owned by AACO.

Polocrosse Coach

Loves polocrosse. Has played at state level and is in the current Australian open women's squad. Ella coaches state level and Australian juniors.

School Horse Herd Manager and Junior Coach

Ebony is an experienced horse woman, she attended Tocal College completing a Cert III in Stockhorse breeding and training. Previously she was a stable hand for Shane Rose, and have now been a part of NEGS EC staff for over 2 years.

Stable hand and Junior Coach

Has 8 years experience in racehorse breaking and training. Shew has spent 4 years coaching at Uralla Pony Club. Emma has now been at NEGS for over 6 months and is loving it.

Eventing and Showjumping

High Performance Squad

The Eventing and Showjumping High Performance Squad continues to break new ground for our event riders with placing the NEGS in a league of its own as a regional equestrian boarding school for girls.

Each rider within this squad benefits from specialised individual and group coaching sessions.

With strength and conditioning available to the squad alongside our Talented Athlete Program students, this high-level training and preparation for competition helps those ready to take their eventing to the next level with a focus on dressage, showjumping and cross country.

Skill Development Squad

This equestrian squad is the perfect place for keen riders to focus on developing eventing and showjumping skills, acting as a pathway to our eventing high-performance squad and providing the opportunity to further every aspect of their riding ability and horsewomenship.

The program helps to identify talent in the saddle and offers the girls the chance to hone in on their skills and reach their greatest potential. 


The squad includes a weekly group riding lesson and a specialised individual coaching session with EA Level 2 Eventing & Dressage Coach.

It’s pathways like this that prove NEGS is offering unprecedented opportunities to fast track student’s success, whether on horseback or with their feet on the ground.

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision, and we understand that you may have questions or concerns. Our dedicated staff are here to help you navigate the enrolment process and answer any questions you may have. We invite you to visit our campus, meet our students and staff, and experience the NEGS community firsthand.