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Welcome to Sunburst Equestrian

Sunburst Equestrian is an equestrian services company based at "Sunning Hill", a 110 acre (approx. 44 ha) property just out of Hahndorf in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

Producing quality horses up to the highest standards of training and competition, Sunburst Equestrian has both a proven record and a commitment to continued development of facilities and training practices into the future.

Providing excellent training of riders and horses both within Australia and internationally (USA, UK & NZ), Sunburst Equestrian boasts an all weather jumping and dressage arena, a second warm up arena and an extensive cross country course over more than 40 acres of rolling hills.

Sunburst Equestrian also provides a quality agistment service, ideal for the busy horse owner, as well as for the competitive owner or just riders wanting to enjoy their riding in a relaxed environment. We offer excellent facilities, large well fenced paddocks, well constructed stables, and round the clock care making Sunburst Equestrian an ideal place to keep your horse and to keep your mind at rest.

A qualified Equine Physiotherapist, Wendy Schaeffer was the first South Australian to have graduated with a Masters in Animal Physiotherapy (University of Queensland) and practises on her own equine athletes.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any of your equestrian requirements.

While Wendy is in UK, Di Schaeffer is managing the property and agistment (mobile 0419 856 397) with the help of Rachelle Verma and Shannon Walters. Rachelle is available for lessons and/or training of horses for competition or sale (mobile 0458 688 565).

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Where is Wendy Now?

Wendy is now living in the UK with her husband Nigel, competing 10 months of each year in UK and planning to return for 2 months annually, October / November / December, to teach clinics & lessons and to ride locally & at the Adelaide International.

She has moved into the Cullinghood Equestrian Centre with her own little row of stables & tack area, two all weather arenas plus miles of hacking out and hill gallops. Situated just off the M4 at Junction 12 to Reading & Pangbourne it is in a popular horse area. 

Wendy & Nigel have rented a gorgeous heritage listed, but modernly renovated, Gatekeeper's cottage at the back gates of Basildon Park, only 5- 10 minutes from Cullinghood & the competition horses. 

After sadly losing 3* competition horses, Smokin Sun and Sun Lover in early 2016, Wendy replaced them with a quality youngster, 5 year old Numerano GT Z, in June 2016, aiming to progress to CIC/CCI 1* in 2017.  A 6 year old mare, Gitta Bella, was added to the team in April 2017 and also progressed to CIC1* before an injury break -  whereas Numerano successfully completed his first CCI 1* in 7th place at Hartpury in August.       

Wendy can be contacted in UK on: Mobile : 07429268929

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