Meet the team

Welcome

We are proud to have an extremely competent senior team, supervised by Samantha (who holds a Ba. in Business/HR, a Diploma of Horse Management and teaches Horse Studies at TAFE) and Chris (who holds a Ba. of Animal Science and Management). This ensures we follow best practice and our staff are up to date with current research.

Senior Team

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Chris Height - Head Trainer

Chris has forged a reputation as a highly regarded trainer and FEI rider, competing at 5* level eventing.


Honed under Andrew McLean at Equitation Science International, Chris has developed a uniquely effective and empathetic system. Chris works to produce young horses through to elite performance horses from breaking and retraining through to their highest competition potential.


A registered NCAS coach, Chris is well known for his logical and straightforward teaching methodology. Helping riders demystify the complex and develop into effective and forward-thinking riders.


 Chris teaches Showjumping and Cross Country from Spring Creek as well as taking horses for schooling and breaking in. 

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Samantha Cesnik - Head Trainer

Samantha is a 3* FEI eventer and dressage rider. She has trained in as a dressage rider in Europe and has groomed at 5* level including the World Equestrian Games, Burghley 3DE and Adelaide 3DE.


Passionate about riders' having a clear understanding the effect of the application of the aids on the horses way of going, Samantha instils confidence through her concise instruction. She believes in the bigger picture, and encompasses the management of elite horses and riders from a health, nutrition and mental wellbeing perspective. 


Samantha has worked closely with Vets for many years and managed elite eventing horses for over 10 years. She takes this knowledge though to Spring Creek Care, working to build Rehabilitation and Fitness programs for all horses on the property, in conjunction with Vets and allied health professionals. 


Samantha teaches Dressage and Cross Country from Spring Creek as well as taking horses for schooling and managing the Rehabilitation side of the business.

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Meryl Dekker - Stable Manager

 Meryl is an established 2* eventing rider with a background working for some of the best eventers in the country. Meryl has an uncanny ability to notice when a horse isn’t right and nothing is ever too much trouble. She puts the horses first always and wears a smile to boot! 

Support Team

Michelle Lenehan

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Michelle is our lovely Irish Groom! With a strong horsey background working in riding schools and showjumping barns Michelle assists with weekend work and overflow work as needed.

Careers

Current Vacancies

We don't have any vacancies at the moment. If you'd like to send us your resume in case of future vacancies please feel free to email us at info@springcreekequine.com.au 

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Work Experience

We happily take school or university based work experience students. We only ask that you come with your horse and have one lesson at some point prior so we can meet you, and see you with your horse, to ensure we are happy to have you. If you’d like to proceed please contact us to book a lesson. Please let us know you are booking for a work experience lesson.


Please note, students need to be enrolled with an education provider to be eligible for work experience. Without this there is no insurance to cover voluntary work. Further the Victorian School system doesn't allow work experience to be taken over summer holiday break, work experience must be scheduled in one of the mid term breaks.