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Fiona Todd

CEO & Publisher (aka Boss Lady)

Fiona Todd

Equestrian Hub publisher Fiona Todd grew up on the North Coast of NSW on a dairy farm and developed a love for animals from a young age.

“I spent hours playing with my dad’s trusty stock horse, Smokey,” she says, “and I eventually got my own horse when I was 12. She was the first in a long line of chestnut mares! We had no float to go to Pony Club so it was a 10km ride there and back, which was huge fun. We’d stop in paddocks along the way to have a hoon and jump logs, and having friends complete the same journey with me every fortnight was a memorable time.”

As an adult Fiona decided to pursue a career as a press photographer in Sydney and gained a cadetship at Cumberland Newspapers, becoming one of the first women in Australia in her trade, and winning the prestigious Nikon Award for her work. Unfortunately the cost of keeping her horse was not a viable option, so many years without owning a horse or a dog commenced.

Fiona’s desire to see people set goals and work hard for them is the foundation of much of the magazine’s content.

Amanda Mac

Editor & Expert Organiser

Amanda McWhinnie

UK-born Amanda’s love affair with horses began when she was four-years-old and has been a life long love.

As editor of Equestrian Hub Magazine, Amanda’s two long-standing passions, one for horses the other for writing, come together perfectly.

Christine Armishaw

Confidence Coach, Writer & Super Woman

Christine is a horse trainer, coach and passionate eventing and jumping rider. A Kiwi girl based in NSW, she teaches others not just how to ride, but also how to understand their horse. Christine has a broad knowledge-base & personally competes in Eventing & Jumping and is a key contributor in the Equestrian Hub family.

As a qualified EA Coach & horse trainer, Christine specialises in women returning to riding & young riders figuring out first-time horse ownership.

Charlie Brister

Eventing Coach, Columnist & All Round Good Guy

Charlie Brister

Regular columnist Charlie is an all-round horseman and an expert in retraining problem horses. He also coaches riders in the art of cross country, show jumping and dressage.

Jessica Morton

Italian Based Columnist & Writer

Jessica is a dual national New Zealand-Italian freelance journalist, equestrian traveller and writer. Currently based in Tuscany, she’s perfectly positioned to bring us the very latest in European equestrian trends and innovations.

Dr Doug English

Vet, Researcher & Columnist

A veterinarian and long-time turmeric researcher, Doug completed his Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in 1974. He’s well-known throughout Australia for his work in the equine industry and is a long-time Equine Veterinarians Australia member.

Jamie Hocking

International Vaulter & Writer

Jamie is one of our 2020 Delivering Dreams Scholarship winners and more famously, an Internationally ranked equestrian vaulter. Aussie born, Jamie now resides in Denmark, training for international events while studying Engineering at university abroad. 

An experienced equestrian across a range of topics and disciplines, Jamie’s passion and dedication to the sport is inspirational, and we couldn’t not ask him to become part of the permanent Equestrian Hub team!

Suzy Jarrett

Columnist

Suzy has lengthy and varied form as a writer and presenter. She works for several Australian and overseas companies, is the author of three published books, and three years ago won an international award for equestrian journalism.

Dr Clarissa Brown-Douglas

Equine Nutritionist & Writer

Clarissa has ridden all her life. Her career as an equine nutritionist has taken her around the world, working with horse owners, breeders and trainers to provide nutrition advice for their equine athletes.

David Nash

Director of Nutrition Technology at KER & Regular Columnist

Director of Nutrition Technology at KER, David is an equine nutrition professional with many years’ experience. He advises on feeding and managing horses across all disciplines, and has been instrumental in quality control, laboratory management and analysis, and pasture research.

Mathilde Gregoire

Writer, Traveller & Regular Columnist

With over 40 countries visited, 20 of which on horseback, Mathilde combines her two greatest passions: horses and traveling. Through writing, her mission is to inspire women and solo travelers to follow their dreams and embark on equestrian journeys around the world.

Jo McKinnon

Writer & Columnist

Jo is a multi-award winning horse racing and equestrian broadcaster and documentary maker. She’s also a former top-level show rider who’s competed all over Australia with her hacks.  As a racing commentator of many years standing, she loves the positive life after racing stories.

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