What do Chris Burton, Megan Jones, Brett Parbery and equestrian power couple Shane and Mattea Davidson all have in common? They are brilliant riders, they are Australian and they can be seen competing in a very distinct grey / orange jacket!
The five are members of ‘Team Orange’, as the Schockemöhle Sports team of sponsored riders is affectionately referred to. Even though Schockemöhle Sports is a premium German brand with plenty of links to European stables and a proud German history in showjumping, there’s a strong affinity with riders from Down Under. Managing director Franz Schockemöhle has been friends with Chris Burton and Brett Parbery for many years and also likes to call his Aussie riders the A-TEAM.
So when Franz and his Australian agent Chaballo found out that most of the A-TEAM members would be at EQUITANA Melbourne a special plan was conceived! Because if there is one more thing these riders have in common, it is that they are excellent coaches and love to share their knowledge. At his recent Masterclass at the Australian Dressage Championships Brett revealed, “I love teaching, I actually sometimes think I leave a clinic even more inspired than the clinic attendees!”
EQUITANA has always placed a high focus on education and bringing riders from all backgrounds and disciplines together. And that’s exactly what Schockemöhle Sports and Chaballo will be doing. Join us for two free 30-minute training sessions of a very special kind, when the Australian A-TEAM of Brett Parbery, Chris Burton and Shane and Mattea Davidson will meet one of Australia’s most inspiring young athletes, who has her heart set on making it to Tokyo 2020. Motivation, encouragement, guidance and — knowing the A-Team — fun guaranteed!
When & Where:
Barastoc Arena, Epsom Pavilion - next to the Chaballo stand
Thursday 15 November, 1.15pm to 1.45pm
Sunday, 18 November, 1.00pm to 1.30pm
Schockemöhle Sports are also proud to support the Chris Burton Eventing Masterclass at EQUITANA Melbourne. For more info click here.
Photo credit: Magnus Agren Photography