Tarni McCormack (Woodhead)
EA Level 1 General Coach
Skill Specific Trainer & Assessor (SSTA)
Queensland Off-The-Track (QOTT) Approved Coach
Bit Bank Australia Certified Coach
Woodcrest Equestrian was established in 2009 by Tarni Woodhead EA Level 1 General Coach with over 20 years of competition and training experience in Eventing, Jumping and Dressage.
Tarni has trained with many successful riders and trainers. Her greatest influences being Australian Event Rider Kevin McNab and German Dressage Gold Medalist Heike Kemmer. A highlight in 2009 was working with Heike Kemmer in Germany and having the opportunity to train on Royal Rubin, her Grand Prix stallion.
Foundations & Discipline
Understanding Your Horse
"I wouldn't be half the rider or have achieved half as much with my horses if not for Tarni's dedicated, passionate, empathetic and professional guidance".
- Tatiana Dorofeeff
" I've had a total of 8 other riding coaches. Tarni is worth more than 8 combined."
- Robert Page
"Tarni goes far and beyond just being a brilliant coach. She truly cares and lives our journeys with us".
- Denise Cobbin
" Tarni is the most patient, persistent, consistent and just all round great explainer of the mystery that is horse. Her insightful instruction is so appreciated."
- Meryn Scott
"Tarni's patience, time, perseverance and her ability to repeat 'leg on' or 'outside' rein' way more than any sane person should and then to reward you with 'Soooper' when everything would FINALLY come together, makes you feel on top of the world. Her inclusiveness of everyone to Team Woodcrest really makes the whole riding and competing experience even more enjoyable."
- Laura Hinde
Team Woodcrest is made up by students and those which have been an enormous support to Woodcrest. The group activities create a fantastic learrning environment with team support. Team members are provided with endless support online within a private group page on facebook and offline with many development opportunities.