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Tarni Woodhead

EA Level 1 General Coach, SSTA & Trainer

A Proud History.....

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 and Dressage. During the last 23 years Tarni has trained with many successful riders, having the greatest learning experience riding Grand Prix horses and training in Germany with Heike Kemmer Gold Medalist Dressage rider.

Team Woodcrest is made up by Tarni's long term students which have been an enormous support to Woodcrest and create a fantastic learrning environment with team support. With an honest approach Tarni has a unique coaching method that allows her students to truly understand the foundations and learn to become trainers themselves. This is how they improve so quickly and are so successful. It was due to their success that Tarni was a finalist for Equestrian Queensland Coach of the Year in 2015, 2018 and 2019.

Woodcrest also has a proud history of selling many horses and initiating perfect horse and rider partnerships throughout the past 15 years. We believe wholeheartedly in the principles of honesty, integrity and trust, coupled together with many years of professional experience in training, assessing and matching particular horses attributes with that of the rider. Absolute honesty is provided with any horse’s history, temperament, experience, achievements and future prospects, allowing the purchaser to make an informed confident decision. You can be confident in knowing that at Woodcrest we understand the importance of integrity, where our reputation and ethical standards are more important than a quick sale and an unhappy buyer.


"Thank you so much for all you have done to successfully train, market and sell our 2 Animate showjumper youngsters. We highly recommend your professional, thorough and considerate care of horses entrusted into your care. Best luck for whatever the future holds, may it be very bright. We will certainly recommend your services to any of our friends or clients."

- Julian & Gina Willmore

" Thank you Tarni for your encouragement and support in what has been the realisation of a life long dream".

- Charnel Esterhuizen

"Can't believe my little Elle is travelling all the way to Western Australia to her new home. Thank you so much to Tarni Woodhead from Woodcrest Equestrian for the amazing training and preparation of her, Ann Stevens and I can't recommend you enough! "

- Ann & Laura Stevens

"Once again I would like to say thank you for all your efforts. It is great to deal with someone who is so clearly honest and as easy to deal with as you have been. I hope you find a great home for Lily."

- Rose Deo

"I am putting pen to paper, in thanks to Tarni Woodhead who has cared for our horse through the process of preparing her for sale. Tarni has had our horse on her property since January 2012, for training and agistment. When I made the decision to put our horse on the market, it was up to Tarni to take care of preparing her for sale. The condition of our horse was superb, she shone and was in great spirits, had been ridden regularly and behaved beautifully.

This is to recognise all the work Tarni put in, she treated our horse as if it were her own. We feel that we could not have had a better carer. Dealings throughout the time our horse was with Tarni, were always professional and she was treated as a No.1 priority. I have no hesitation in recommending Tarni Woodhead and Woodcrest Equestrian to anyone who wants to sell their horse whilst having the best in care and training."

- Daniel & Paris Lightfoot

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