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A Bit About Me and my Horse(s)
E.F.A. Level 1 Coach since 1992, riding showjumpers and eventers since the 70's, that make's me sound old. I was born in 1962. I coach full time on our property in the Inman Valley , South Australia. Also coach at pony clubs around the state and the Nation. I have 6 school horses of varied age and height. My Wife and two kids ride as well, the kids ride showjumpers and Pony Hacks . I retired from Eventing a couple of years ago and just showjump now. Currently I have a 120cm horse and one just starting 95cm classes. Looking to ride 130cm class over the next year. As Im up-grading from level 1 to level 2 accreditation
Do you have any pets?
two Maltese x Shituse, Lucy and Smartie.

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State Inter-school Championships

Here are some pics of My son Nick at the South Australian Inter-School State Championships. His Dun pony , Rocket, was 2nd in the primary school Challenge. The Challenge is a three part comp, a ridden work-out, a showjump course (judged on equitation) and an…


Posted on May 2, 2012 at 3:42am — 3 Comments

Spring shows

A very proud parent and coach. My son Nick has started to ride his young pony Lollie pop out at shows this spring. At the Pt Elliot Show yesterday he rode her around the showjumping like a pro ( allow me some fatherly exagerations). The pony is only just 7, his mother has been riding him out at the last couple of outings in the pony hack rings and has one qually for the Royal…


Posted on October 9, 2011 at 5:14pm — 2 Comments


No, it's not about the pop group from the 90's!!

It's about the wettest start to the Royal Adelaide Show in a hundred years.

They say there were a thousand lightning strikes in the metro area, all I know is the thunder was so close it caused a traffic accedent in my pants!!

7.30am Friday, all 4 horses and the two ponys loaded well and we were out the gate on time on our way to the Show in good spirits. Tony Hall, Kate, Nick and Briony and myself looking forward to a…


Posted on September 9, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Wentworth Show

Well, after a mammoth 8 hour drive in the new truck we arrived safely and everyone travelled well. Wentworth is in the western district of New South Wales, so a fair way from Inman Valley. My wife ,Kate, has a family connection with the area and she was the first Miss Wentworth showgirl. As this was the 20th anniversary of that milestone in her life we felt duty bound to return for the show ( plus the mother in law said we had to!). I took two Showjumpers and the kids took a pony each , plus…


Posted on August 31, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

He got the better of me!!

Well, I don't mind admiting when a horse has the better of me, and this one certainly did!! It was a hard day of riding this tricky horse , and he got the best me on more than one occasion. As you can see in the photo , he's a mighty beast and will take every ounce of my being to make something of him. Wish me luck!!

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 4:28am — 11 Comments

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At 8:13pm on April 19, 2014, Jackie Cochran said…

Hi Geoffrey, how are things?

Happy Easter to you too.

At 5:04pm on November 20, 2013, Jackie Cochran said…

Hi Geoffrey!

Good job with Scratchy.  He's a little puzzled, but since he is a calm stallion he will probably figure it all out quickly, especially with you training him!

Hey, he looks calm enough for me to ride.

At 7:57pm on April 28, 2012, Barbara F. said…

Congratulations, you must be very proud!  What a great day!! I hope you post some pics. :)

At 7:35pm on April 24, 2012, Barbara F. said…

Congratulations! How did it go? I'll bet it's even more difficult than teaching your kid to drive!! :)

At 7:24pm on April 24, 2012, Jackie Cochran said…

Congratulations Geoffrey, how many generations of horsemen in your family?  I'm afraid my family will have just one generation--me.

At 7:23pm on December 25, 2011, Jackie Cochran said…

Merry Christmas to you too Geoffrey.

I got to ride today!!!

At 1:59pm on December 10, 2011, Belinda said…

WOW havent been on here in aaages thought i would see how you are and your children and you horses. i got a new full loan show pony who is going brilliantly! cant wait for show season to start i will be doing affiliated. how is everything ? and merry christmas !:)

At 3:48am on September 9, 2011, Gaia Vincenzi said…

Hi from Italy =)
What a beautiful pictures!

Please visit my horseblog:

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Hope to see you soon,


At 9:07am on September 6, 2011, Jackie Cochran said…
Hi Geoffrey, tell Nick that I think he is becoming a good rider.  I like how he keeps his head up.
At 9:43am on June 3, 2011, Jackie Cochran said…
Have fun Geoffrey!

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