Steven and Equestrian Excellence has performed
at the following major events;
Steve Opened the 2000 Olympic games, he
was the Lone rider who galloped in and with a crack of the whip
signalled the start to the Olympic Opening ceremony (viewed by 4.3
Steve and Jamieson entertained at the Olympic Equestrian events,
in front of a crowd of 30,000 people he was highly acclaimed worldwide.
Steven was instrumental in selecting and training the 120 riders
who rode in the ‘Welcome segment’ in the Olympic Opening
Ceremony. He was used in an advisory capacity by SOCOG to not only
find the horses and riders, but to prepare a safe and workable environment
for the horses to perform in.
The 2006 Asian games was a spectacular event, in front of billions
of viewing audience, Malibu, our Australian bred Arabian carried
the Prince of Qatar, Sheik Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani, safely up
the 60 metre ramp to light the cauldron and open the Asian Games,
a world first. Steve was also responsible for all the animals of
the closing ceremony which involved horses, camels and a donkey.
Read more about the asian games >.
In the 2009 Children's television series,
'gURLs wURLd', Steve was the horsemaster, providing all the
horses and teaching actors riding skills. Read more about
Steven has lectured at university and conferences
on animal behaviour and training techniques. He is very effective
at demonstrating how he trains his animals can cross-over into human
relations in the workplace.
Steven has performed in or lectured at:
||The ‘Man from Snowy River Arena
spectacular’ (Kevin Jacobson/David Atkins productions)
as the ‘Breaker’, an accredited acting role. Steven
was the major horse trainer in the show, training the ‘colt
from Old Regret’, as well teaching the main star –
Martin Cruz to ride prior to the show. Ammo the horse that opened
the Olympic games and Jana, the wonder dog, were also given
a role in the show.
||ANZAC International Military Tatoo
which required two horses to trot and canter around on very
slippery flooring as part of the light horse segment
||Australian Horse Alliance Fundraiser
||Barastoc Horse of the Year
||Trivett Classic, International Dressage
||Sydney Royal Easter Show
||Riding For Disabled National Workshop
||Dubbo horse extravaganza
||dianna ferrari Dressage Championships
||Northside Riding Club 25th Anniversary
Princess Ann arena.
||Entertained at the Young Presidents
Organisation (YPO) and Chief Executive Organisation (CEO), International
||The opening Act for the Mane Event,
1999 Equiatana, Australiasia
||Lectured as a trainer at all Equitanas,
Australiasia > read all about Steve's
training at Equitana 2003
||Performed in the Mane Event and was
part of the educational segments for the 2001 and 2002 Equitana.
||Reared ‘Ammo’ the horse
who opened the Olympic games, on the forecourt of the Sydney
Opera house in Celebration of the Lord Mayor’s New Years
Eve, 2002 gala party, with the fireworks spectacular in full
||Steve has entertained at Agfest, Australia’s
largest Agricultural field day. He also presented progressive
breaking in demonstrations
||Entertained at Adelaide 3DE
||Entertained at Scotchman Hill international
Steven was the horse master on the Jeep
Cherokee advertisement, this required Spud to run free along side
the motor vehicle.
Steven was the horsemaster on the Singapore Airlines advertisement,
a million dollar commercial, which aired overseas and on cable television.
Steve was required to run a team of wild horses at liberty across
a desert. Steven and Jamieson star as the cowboy riding the beautiful
black stallion with an elaborate airline seat attached to Spud’s
A nightclub at West Pennant Hills asked Steve to bring Spud into
the club to promote ‘Black Stallion’ electrolyte drink.
This required walking Spud through a full public bar, whilst the
music was in full swing, past the pool tables and out to the beer
garden. Not an easy manoeuvre to perform.