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Davidson Equestrian is a unique equine operation offering specialised breeding, training and instructing services. Run by the highly experienced husband and wife team of Shane and Mattea Davidson, Davidson Equestrian is a purpose-built equestrian property on the Darling Downs with improved pastures over the 80 acres, an all-weather 70 x 30m arena, free-jumping arena, stables, and yards. Located only 15 minutes from the new Brisbane West Wellcamp Airport, the Darling Downs region is a hub for breeding horses due to the rich soil, fertile pastures and fantastic weather for training horses all year round and is less than 3 hours from the major event venues in Queensland including the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Warwick.

Shane and Mattea are leaders in the field of elite sporthorse breeding - from foals through to international-level competition horses. Their broad experience in competing, training and instructing means they have a clear vision on how to produce a quality horse for the discipline it is best suited for. This is achieved by focusing on producing a manageable number of horses, placing quality over quantity and by correctly training horses from the very outset.

As a qualified and experienced veterinarian Mattea Davidson is on-site to do all stud work, scanning and insemination and is particular about the welfare of all horses to ensure health and fitness levels are maintained to high standards.

Complementing their successful and renown breeding program, both Mattea and Shane are EFA NCAS Level One Instructors, training riders in each of the three disciplines; eventing, show-jumping and dressage. Shane is currently the Queensland State Coach for Junior and Young Rider show-jumping squads and was 2011 Qld Coach of the Year whilst Mattea was recently nominated as one of the finalists for Equestrian Queensland Coach of the Year 2014.

Mattea and Shane instruct riders to perfect their craft by drawing on their own vast competition experience and have a professional, calm and thorough approach in their teaching styles - encouraging riders on the emphasis of horse health and welfare. The instructing is carried out at the Davidson property, interstate and overseas through organised clinics or private tuition, all of which are designed to get the best results for both horse and rider.

Passionate about their field and committed to the breeding and training of quality horses, alongside quality instructorship, Davidson Equestrian is a partnership and facility of excellence.

Backed by a great team of sponsors who recognise Shane and Mattea’s expertise, Davidson Equestrian is sponsored by Schockemöhle Sports, Proteq, CopRice, Waterview Park and Edwards Saddleworld.

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