Tanya lives in Goulburn NSW and has been obsessed with horses from a young age.
She attended pony club, attempting every discipline through much trial and error.
At 15 Tanya began retraining horses and by 18 she travelled overseas to further her knowledge working with horses. Once returned Tanya obtained a bachelor degree in equine business management. From there she continued competing and training with her own horses as well as starting up her own business, starting and retraining horses which she's been doing for the past 10 years.
Tanya believes a horse must be of a sound body and mind in order to start training. Therefore she has a great relationship with the chiro, farrier, dentist and vets to ensure each horse she trains is ready and happy throughout. She works at the horses pace listening to when they may need a break or to be encouraged forward.
VBA Brindabella is a bright Chestnut mare who was caught from New South Wales Kosciuszko National Park in late August, 2017.
Sadly, Brindabella and her family group were ‘gifted’ by NPWS to someone who sold them to a third party and they ended up at the Echuca sales less than two weeks after their capture from Kosi.
By the time we heard about them, they had been sold through the auction to the Maffra knackery.
We were able to purchase them and bring them to safety here at Brumby Junction sanctuary.
Shortly after her arrival with us, Brindabella gave birth to a beautiful Strawberry roan filly, VBA Cooma.
She has been able to raise her in peace in our larger paddocks prior to coming in for the McDowell's Australian Brumby Challenge.