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"I have known Shane and Mattea for many years on both a personal and professional basis. I have only ever found them to be very approachable and professional in every way, whether you are mother of a beginner child or a top level competitor they are always interested in your achievements and prepared to help out in any way they can. I would recommend the Davidsons to anyone wanting advice in the equine industry."
~ Jenny Murphy ~


Shane and Mattea - don't stop doing what you do so very well. We are so proud of your ethics and achievements.  It was a goal that started with a simple request, "I would like to go One Star before I finish school".  To have you help make a plan, guide, train, turn our mountains into mole hills, direct, coach, mentor, support and be part of our journey is something we will be ever grateful for. Being guided and trained by professional coaches, which are competing successfully themselves and have long term goals, gives everybody a greater understanding of what is required and how to maximise our achievements with minimal fuss.  Thank you for everything and all you do for us.
~ Bentley Family ~


Shane and Mattea – I am so pleased that I began having riding lessons with you when you first came to Toowoomba 7 years ago. Back then, I had a big horse that was resisting my aides and was not going forward. Thanks to your expert tuition and support he has developed into a responsive and competitive eventing horse. During lessons, you both have a great ability to translate what you need to say into a meaningful message and after a lesson; I come away with ‘homework’ so that I can continue to improve on my own. I also really admire the holistic approach you take to training your own horses. Every one of them is ‘dressage-ready’ and then some are also futuristic showjumpers.  Your competition results speak volumes for your riding abilities and your horsemanship. You are ‘lead-by-example’ leaders in your field.

~ Kirsty Maclean ~


"We have engaged the services of Shane Davidson from Davidson Equestrian for the last three years and have been impressed by his professionalism and the knowledge he has to offer those lucky enough take part in his clinics. Shane has been most helpful in accommodating all levels of horse/rider combinations in Dressage and Show Jumping. We find Shane's easy going nature and willingness to help those who are interested, invaluable for the development of our club members."

~ Chris and Virna Duffy ~

~ North Qld Equestrian Group ~


"I first met Shane and Mattea Davidson at the Queensland Dressage Festival in 2012. I was so impressed how well they had trained their showjumping horses.  Their emphasis on training these magnificent animals in Dressage was so impressive and this proved to enhance their horses jumping skills.  But the main selling point for me was how soft they were with their horses.
As I had recently purchased a young horse, Minnie, I decided to enquire about the possibility of the Davidson’s training her and to give her some competition experience. Minnie has never been easy to ride; she is a mare with her own opinion, and hates being told what to do.  I was delighted when Shane and Mattea agreed to take Minnie onboard. I was both amazed and delighted in the progress they made with her in just one week.
Mattea’s added expertise as a vet was also valuable when there was something wrong with my horse.
I value their expertise and their efficient, gentle and hospitable manner in which they trained this young horse.  I still appreciate their support and advice when I’m at competitions, including accompanying me to walk the showjumping course, cross country course, and warm up for the Dressage test etc. I hope to continue to utilize their expertise for Minnie and my future horses."

~ Helena Sonntag ~


“After seeing Shane and Mattea’s expert presentation at the Qld Dressage Festival, I called Davidson Equestrian to help prepare, advertise and sell my daughters horse. This sad decision was made easier by their professionalism and ability to care for our horse in a safe, well-equipped facility and to dramatically improve his dressage and jumping skills. Shane and Mattea were lovely to deal with and it’s a pleasure to recommend them. True professionals!”

~ Ruth Rudd ~


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