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Discover our Instructor here.

Jannie Smit
I have always loved animals and from a very young age I had an interest in horses. It was never an option to have my own horse in the Netherlands so I went to riding schools and followed the conventional riding methods.

When migrating to Australia I had the opportunity to have my own horse and this was straight away a foal from birth. Living in the outback of Australia and no idea what to do or how to start a horse I consequential made many mistakes. Paradox tried to tell me but I didn’t know how to listen.

When Paradox was 10 years young, I started to look for other ways on how to be with and train horses. This took me on a whole journey to many different horse people all over the world and in 2014 I ended up in Belgium with Jossy Reynvoet.

Here I found many parts that I had already explored at one place. The importance of relationship, the body language, the gymnastic work and not to forget the bittless riding. I was very impressed with the steps and the logic behind Jossy’s basic work.

I joined Jossy’s on-line academy, that he had at that time, and when I was back in Europe I would be a week student at the Bornehoeve.

In 2019 I invited Jossy and Pascale to come over to Australia for a clinic tour and this is where I became a lisenced BAR trainer. I still have regular lessons with Jossy, may it be on-line or in person.

My focus is on the relationship and creating a clear communication through body language between horse and rider. Setting up a good foundation with the basics that you can always fall back on. From here we can take it into the gymnastic groundwork and riding.

I offer clinics and private lesson throughout Australia and New Zealand and an intensive training at our place in Wondecla, Far North Queensland.

If you like to find out more or connect with me, go to my webpage:,
I look forward meeting you there.