George has represented Australia in Showjumping at 2 Olympic Games, 3 World Cup Finals and the World Equestrian Games in Stockholm, 1990, has focussed on coaching over the past few years, although George still competes regularly and successfully at the highest level. George is an NCAS Level 3 Showjumping Specialist coach and an NCAS Coach Educator.
A solicitor by training, George has made Showjumping his life and has participated in all facets of the sport. A long time successful competitor both nationally and internationally, he has also pioneered the sustained important trade in equestrian horses to the Asian market.
George has also along the way, as a coach, had a hand in producing some of the most outstanding jumping riders in Australia today.
Amber Fuller has been at Chatham park for over 15 years, first as a student, then a working pupil and more recently as Showjumping stable and competition manager. She has had great success throughout her showjumping career up to World Cup level and has competed in Europe and the USA. She also enjoys working with young horses and bringing them up through the grades. During her time with Sanna Equestrian Bloodstock, Amber has acquired both a Law degree and a Psychology degree. The latter she uses to great effect to weave her way through the daily issues involving staff, clients, horses and most importantly her boss. Amber can deputise for George in all areas - riding, coaching, truck driving and is an integral part of our organisation.
Daniel Engbers is our very talented rider (and jack-of-all-trades). Born in Germany, Daniel grew up in the West Munsterland district, a very horse orientated area where numerous international level riders reside, including Marcus Ehning. Riding from a young age, Daniel was a member of the German National Junior Squad, and later the Young Rider Squad. After leaving school he became an electrician, continuing to ride horses in his spare time. He focused his attention to young horses, qualifying them for the world famous Bundeschampionate Young Horse Show in Germany. In April of 2011 he moved to Australia with Sarah and became a part of our team. He has settled in well and is enjoying the Australian lifestyle and riding full-time. His passion is young horses and he enjoys the process of watching them develop and fulfil their individual potential.
Sarah Blumson grew up in a horsey family, riding from a young age. After leaving school she worked as a working pupil for Michelle Clark in South Australia and then Colleen Brook in Sydney. In 2007 Sarah moved to Europe to work for Ellen Whitaker and then with Matt Williams at Henk Nooren's stable in Belgium. In 2008 Sarah enjoyed the excitement of being a part of the Australian Team with Matt and Leconte at the Olympics in Hong Kong. When Marcus Ehning took over the ride on Leconte, Sarah moved to Germany to work for him. She gained a huge amount of knowledge and experience working for one of the best riders in the world, travelling to some of the best shows in the world. After two years Sarah moved back to Australia, bringing Daniel with her. Together they began working at Chatham Park in May 2011. Sarah has a passion for horses and attention to their care and well being. She is enthusiastic, with years of experience and really loves being part of a successful team; helping horses perform to their best ability.
Monique Barrett is Sanna Equestrian Bloodstock's resident working pupil. Her work ethic, bubbly personality and horsemanship skills have already made Moni an invaluable part of the team. At only 19 years of age, she has already had enormous success in the competition arena. Some of her more remarkable results include winning the Australian Junior Championships twice, being named NSW Junior Rider of the Year and being Leading Junior Rider at Sydney Royal twice. Moni has three horses at Chatham Park and is continuing her success into Young Rider and open classes. She has been training with George for over 10 years and attributes her success largely to his help and those of her sponsors which include Edinburgh Horse Rugs, Tuza horse floats and her father, Paul. Luckily Moni has excellent time management skills as she is combining full-time vet nursing studies with her show jumping duties.
ALSO RESIDENT AT CHATHAM PARK IS DRESSAGE RIDER/TRAINER
Roger Fitzhardinge is a highly acclaimed dressage trainer and rider. He is a NCAS and BHS accredited coach who conducts clinics throughout Australia. His Bachelor of Applied Science (Physio) gives him an added advantage of understanding the biomechanics of horse and rider. His involvement in the sport of dressage has been over the past 30 years. He is an A level dressage judge and is highly sought after as a coach and motivational speaker. Roger is the current state dressage coach for Tasmania and has been the recipient of the Gow Gates award for services to the sport. He also manages to find time to compete his own grand prix horse 'Weltsohn' and a 5 year old 'Amerigo' . Roger is also highly sought after for his photography skills and has been published in numerous equestrian publications. He is available for clinics and coaching at Chatham Park and throughout Australia. He can be contacted through his website rogerfitzhardinge.com