Sandie introduced her daughter, Chloe, to ponies from an early age.

Our people

HorsePower Riding Academy is a family affair – starting with the family of Sandie Gleeson, its owner, chief riding instructor and inspiration, and her dad, Alan, her mum, Lynne, and her children, Jake and Chloe, who live on the property.

Sandie is an Equestrian Australia / National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (EA/NCAS) Level 1 Accredited Instructor, and Assessor for the Equine Institute.

Alan has constructed many of the buildings, such as the stables, on the property, and established the innovative rainwater irrigation system using rainwater from tanks. Sandie and Alan do much of the daily feeding and cleaning of stables and clearing of agistment areas. Lynne, though a bit scared of horses, still helps out with apportioning the feed bins and other jobs around the house and property (preferably those that don’t require too much contact with the horses!)

Sandie has trained a great team of capable horsepeople who help out at some of the events. Leading the ponies, from left, are: Jacy, Taz and Ashleigh/Maddison.
Sandie has trained a great team of capable horsepeople who help out at some of the events. Leading the ponies, from left, are: Maddison (in the background), Jacy, Taz and Ashleigh. Photo © Irma Havlicek.
Timmy, the HPRA guard dog. (Actually, Timmy is very small and very sweet.)
Timmy, the HPRA guard dog. (Actually, Timmy is very small and very sweet.)

Sandie and her family are devoted to building HorsePower Riding Academy into the best riding academy and agistment property it can be. Safety and care of horses and people, and the provision of high quality riding tuition and agistment services are their highest priorities.

But Sandie’s extended family includes the many people whose riding and horse care Sandie has helped to develop. Sandie is proud of riders she has taught who have gone on to win prizes in a range of riding disciplines.

More about HPRA people will be added here over time.

The featured image at the top of the page shows Sandie introducing her daughter Chloe to ponies from an early age.

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