MEET BC PERFORMANCE HORSES
BC Performance Horses is run by dressage trainer and coach Beth Carter. Her passion for training horses which is accompanied by persistence, patience and a knack for clear explanations, helps her clients gain understanding of correct training.
Beth spent the first 10 years of her career on the Sunshine Coast, QLD working under Grand Prix rider Emma Flavelle-Watts: her goal always being to become a professional rider, Emma offered her the opportunity to work for her on school holidays. After completing high school her experiences with Emma led to her being invited to work in Germany for renown stallion barn Hengststation Jens Meyer where she learnt to ride and handle a variety of stallions and young horses, including current number 7 in the world rankings, Damsey.
Whilst working for the Meyers Beth seized the opportunity to purchase a 3 year old Quaterhall x D’Olympic mare, Quinte, whom she later imported back to Australia.
After six months working for the Meyers, Beth was invited to take her horse to train with German Under 25 team trainer, Sebastian Langenhanenberg (Heinze) where she stayed for a year before taking a position training with Olympic Gold Medalist, Heike Kemmer.
On returning home to Australia in 2017 Beth resumed a riding position with Emma Flavelle-Watts as well as taking on her own training and coaching clients. In September 2019 Beth relocated to the Southern Highlands, NSW where she hopes to further her career.
Throughout her career Beth has been very lucky to have had the opportunity to ride horses from breakers to Grand Prix superstars. These experiences and the hours spent surrounded by her mentors has given Beth the skills to guide her clients and their horses correctly through the levels.
Beth has trained her mare Quinte from a 3 year old to medium level. She has big aspirations for their partnership, aiming to eventually successfully campaign her at Grand Prix .
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"Beth has gone above and beyond training my horse for me. She really helped me bring my young horse along. Even turning up to watch me compete in her own time. I can’t recommend her highly enough as she always found the time to fit us in and put in 100% effort when riding my horse regardless of the weather or his attitude."