Tanja Mitton is a riding coach and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Master Coach with over 25 years of coaching and competition experience.

Tanja is the Australian High Performance Mindset Coach for the Dressage and Para Squads and in 2012 Tanja was invited to the Australian Institute of Sport to present to the NCAS Level 3 coach candidates a workshop on how to improve the Mindset of Australian Coaches.

Tanja is the Author of the Book “Seven Steps to the Mindset of an Equestrian Champion” and has regular articles published in ‘The Horse Deals Magazine’, ‘Local Horse Magazine’ and ‘Horse North’ as well as having been an Educator at EQUITANA in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Tanja is conducting clinics all around Australia and her Seminars have been approved by the EA (Equestrian Australia) for NCAS coach accreditation points.

Our team


Richard and his wife Tanja run “Equestrian Success and Mindset”, a business which focuses on improving the thoughts, focus and emotional confidence of the rider as a foundational aspect of riding.

Richard does this in a unique way with background and experience in a variety of areas:

As a rider, Richard was short listed for the Seoul Olympic Games eventing team in 1988 as well as the 1986 and 1994 World Championships. He was based in an English eventing centre from 1991-1995 where he rode and instructed full time.

As an instructor, Richard has an Australian NCAS level 2 in eventing and general as well as a British BHSI (level 3). He has a passion for teaching cross country riding.

Finally as a chiropractor, he has worked with many riders over the years to assist them after injuries and to improve their position.

Richard is uniquely positioned to bring his experience, professional training and understanding of biomechanics to all walks of horsemanship. With a keen interest in the biomechanics of riding and an eye for detail, Richard is fast becoming an expert in this field.

Laura Mitton

Laura has achieved many sporting milestones at a young age of only 15. As a successful Showjumping rider, she has competed at Pony Club State Level Show Jumping and has made a successful transition into EA Junior competitions.

Outside her equestrian sport Laura enjoys many other sports and has successfully competed up to State Level in Swimming, Water polo, Surf Life Saving, Athletics and cross-country running. She has been one of the youngest participants in the famous Noosa wall to wall swim one day after her 10th birthday.

Laura is passionate about sport and general fitness and is contemplating a future currier in that area.

Jessica Mitton

Meet Jessica, the pocket rocket! Endless energy and a love for horses, books and anything food or chocolate-related, Jessica is a little super star in the making.

Naturally fit and sporty with a talent for speed-reading, Jess can devour books in the blink of an eyelid. She has put up her hand to be the librarian in our future training center.