In Life many people make claims about what
they can do. At Equestrian Excellence one of our many sayings is
“Judge people by their results”
At Equestrian Excellence we have been privileged to work with some
great people within the entertainment industry:
David Atkins, Iganatius Jones, Lee Kernaghan, Georgie Parker, Steve
-Who could forget that magic moment -when the Lone horseman galloped
into centre stage and with a rear and a crack of the whip signaled
the beginning of the 2000 Olympics. That was Steve and Ammo
-Not only was Steve seen by 4.5 billion people when he performed
in the Opening Ceremony, he also entertained crowds of 30,000 at
the Olympic Equestrian events with his magnificent Black Stallion,
-Steve was instrumental in testing the safety of the Olympic venue,
as well helping select and train the 120 riders in the ‘Welcome’
Segment, Olympic Opening Ceremony
Asian Games – Opening and Closing Ceremony
An amazing feat, watched by 4 billion people around the world, that
had never been done live anywhere in the world, horse and rider
gallop up a 60metre long ramp at 26degrees to light the cauldron
at the Opening ceremony of the 2006 Asian Games. Read
Australian Opera "Carmen"
Jamieson and Drummer star at the Sydney Opera house and Melbourne
Arts Centre in the Opera 'Carmen'. Read
Man from Snowy river Arena Spectacular
The audience dissolved into tears during the ‘Horse Whispering’
Drummer (the colt) and Martin Cruz (the man), are both trained by
As well as training the liberty horses, Steve’s role was to
act as the ‘Breaker’
- The laughter and disbelief of ‘Mans First Ride’
- The beautifully choreographed ballet segment ‘Dancing with
horses’, where Steve and his 10 year old daughter Ashleigh
danced together. > read all about Steve's
training at Equitana
We are experts at putting our horses into
pressured situations. They have been in some pretty amazing places;
- Forecourt of the Opera House on New Years Eve, when the fireworks
were in full swing
- Sydney Night Club.
- Anzac Military Tattoo with the Bands playing behind them.
- Bareback with no bridle with Melbourne trams running along each
- rearing up inside the Sydney Stock exchange
- cantering through the foyer of the Sydney Entertainment centre
- standing on the ‘sunstage’ (Asian Games) 40 metres
above the ground with no safety net
- We have had helicopters flying over their heads, lifted them up
on fork lifts and moved them in flying boxes.
"There is no room for bullies in this team"
Everyone knows someone who has been the victim
of a bully. Bullying is a huge issues in schools. We have developed
an innovative new presentation using the animals to give the children
the message that 'Bullying is not acceptable'. The programme has
had great success in schools, both with students and teachers. The
children can really relate to the animals, they see their behaviour
in the animals and in this way the message is easily identifiable
by the kids.
Steve has been involved with Equitana Australia
from its very inception in 1999, as both a lecturer and entertainer.
Steve regularly Travels around Australia conducting progressive
two day clinics.
He is sought after as a Speaker at conferences.
In 2009 Steve was invited as one of only a small group of Australian
trainers to lecturer at the International Science Conference in
Trainer to the NSW Mounted Police
We make our entertainment both entertaining and
Our horses and dogs are extremely well educated
and trained for any situation. Our animals perform at liberty and
trained to perform a multitude of tricks.
We specialize in problem horses from race horses to kids ponies
If time permits in our busy schedule we love to compete. All our
horses have enjoyed major wins in Stock horse classes, eventing and
Equine litigation specialist
Steve has been employed as an expert witness for litigation cases
involving horse related activities. He is available for consultation
for any legal matters involving equine based law suits.
Telephone (02) 43522266
Steve's mobile 0418 207 345
Sandy's mobile 0411 871 063