Sponsored Riders

QJ Riding Wear proudly supports a team of riders and ambassadors  for the 2019 year;  Elizabeth Sobecki, Jasmine Dennison, Rachelle Verma, Sophie Adams,  Courtney Munro, Megan Bryant and Lauren & Pauly Daniel.

Hi, we are Pauly and Lauren Daniel, a husband and wife team who run a horse training business ‘Daniel-Tessari Horse Reflections’ in Mount Barker, South Australia and we are very proud to be a part of the QJ Team. 
I (Lauren) have been a ongoing supporter of QJ for many years, loving the versatile quality clothing QJ provides. We were honoured at the opportunity to support and work alongside another local small business with down to earth like-minded people who genuinely care. 

Pauly and Lauren’s background: 
Pauly’s connection and affinity with horses has been life-long. Born and raised on a family cattle station in the Flinders Ranges, he started his journey with horses as a child, inheriting his father’s love and respect for the animals. He has spent over 10 years working as a ringer, drover and horse breaker. He’s done it all – from bronc and bull riding, catching wild cattle to starting wild brumbies through to working as part of the cattle crew in the movie ‘Australia’. Lauren was a born and raised city girl who has loved horses from the moment she put her foot in the stirrup for the first time and has dedicated this passion to training her own horses. Based in the beautiful Adelaide Hills region together they established Daniel-Tessari Horse Reflections enabling them to pursue their dream of training soft and responsive horses that are always in a good state of mind, and sharing knowledge to help owners have the best relationship they can with their horse. 

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Pauly being the primary trainer has a highly tuned sense of ‘feel’. It is this intuition that enables Pauly to produce calm and balanced horses, without the use of force or presence of fear. And he is supported by his wife Lauren. Their dedication to self-improvement through learning is proof of his unwavering commitment to true horsemanship.

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Daniel-Tessari Horse Reflections specialises in starting young horses, working with problem horses and offer refinement training for all disciplines. Pauly believes that a good trainer produces a good horse, and therefore the education of the handler or rider is paramount – so Pauly and Lauren also travel the state teaching horsemanship clinics.

 

You can follow them via: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DanielTessariHorseReflections/ 
Instagram: dthr_horsetraining

Sophie Adams
Eventer
28 years old
Central Coast, NSW
I have a team of event horses competing from EVA80 through to 3 star. I also ride track work at our race horse pre-training and rehabilitation center - Limitless Lodge. 
I began riding from the age of about 12 and have been addicted ever since! 
I have trained in Germany with show jumper Gilbert Boeckmann, been a stable jockey for William Fox-Pitt and competed in England for 2 seasons. 
It is a privileged to be part of the QJ team and to be able to represent an Australian brand that I love and wear daily.
I ride between 15 and 20 race horses every morning, then up to 10 eventers in the afternoon - so I spend a lot of hours in the saddle everyday. For that reason it is really important for me to wear quality breeches that are comfortable and durable. QJ breeches are not only all those things, but stylish and very affordable too! I wouldn't wear anything else. 

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Jasmine Dennison
16 years old
Showjumper
My name is Jasmine Dennison and I’m from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. My passion for riding horses began when I was living in Italy when I was 6 years old. I then moved to Australia when I was 7 and leased my first pony, Wally. My first coach Tiffany Greenhill, was amazing and she taught me the important basic skills of riding and gave me lots of encouragement. I now compete two beautiful horses called Bubble & Squeak and Nicolossi and I am coached by Laurie Lever. Laurie has been coaching me since I was 9; his support and knowledge is incredible and I couldn’t have achieved what I have without him. My goals for the future are to compete in World Cups in the next few years and to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in 2018. I hope that I will have the opportunity to take my riding overseas and compete internationally.
Some of the special highlights in my riding include:

  • 2014 and 2015 Australian Junior Showjumping Champion 
  • 2015 South Australian Senior Showjumping Champion
  • 1st 2015 John Bruggeman Grand Prix
  • 1st and 3rd BDSJC Grand Prix
  • Represented Australia in the 2015 German Friendship Games
  • Represented Australia in the 2014 FEI Children’s International Final in Mexico
  • Currently leading the 2015 Triple Crown Grand Prix series

I am very excited to be part of the QJ Riding Wear team, and so thankful for their generous sponsorship. The clothing is fantastic and I cannot wait to wear it at all the shows! 

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Elizabeth Sobecki.
Dressage.
24 years old.
Member of the National Elite Squad in Para-Equestrian. 

I'm just your average girl that fell in love with horses from a very young age. I first started riding at 9 years of age and then never looked back. I have competed up to Prix St George's in Dressage and also have represented Australia at the 2014 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Para-Equestrian.
I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis just a few short weeks after my 16th birthday. This disease has taught me to fight and stay strong, because after all; I have MS, MS doesn't have me!
My main goals are to compete at a Paralympic Games, and also at another WEG. Long term goal for me would be to compete at Grand Prix Level in Dressage.
Some of my most memorable achievements are:
- Placing top 10 at the 2014 World Equestrian Games.
- Reserve rider for the 2012 London Paralympic Games in Para-Equestrian
- Paralympic scholarship member with the South Australian Sports Institute.
- Winner of the Sports Award at the 2014 Channel 7 Community Achievement Awards.

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Courtney Munro
Eventing
13 years old
I am the youngest member of the QJ Sponsored Rider Team with a passion for eventing.
I’ve had a love for horses and started riding when I was 4 years old, and started competing in eventing at 9 ½.  I have since competed in PC ODE’s locally and interstate, with my first EA event at the Mildura Horse Trials in 2014.
I am working towards and preparing my new pony to compete in the 2015 season for both PC and EA. With a goal to be competing at Intro level by the end of the year and to be selected to represent South Australia, at the Interschool Nationals.
Some of my favourite achievements so far: 
6th Place Grade 5 - 2014 Pakenham Victoria ODE
1st Place Grade 5 – 2014 Gawler River ODE
1st Place Grade 5 – 2014 Roskhill Horse Trials
5th Place Grade 4 – 2014 Monarto PCSA State Championships ODE
10th Place Training 4 – 2014 Mildura Horse Trails

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Megan Bryant

Dressage

27yo

I grew up riding on my parents’ Lucerne hay farm, at Cowra, NSW, and now I am a professional rider and coach.  My main focus is Dressage, though I also compete in Show Riding and previously Eventing.  My career highlights would be representing Australia at the FEI World Cup Dressage Final for Young Riders in Germany, winning Champion Rider at Grand Nationals and being awarded Equestrian Australian Young Athlete of the Year.  I have competed multiple horse at FEI level Dressage two of which to Grand Prix.   I currently have a large team of horses ranging from Grand Prix to Young horses, most of which I have bred and trained myself.  I enjoy training horses through the levels and my aim to train the horses we have bred right up to Grand Prix and one day represent Australia.  My wardrobe is full of QJRW clothing, I love all the products which are so stylish, high quality but affordable. 



Rachelle Verma
25 years old Member of the SA state eventing squad.
I am based in the Adelaide Hills and run my business from the Schaeffer's lovely property. I have a team of talented eventers and am lucky enough to be able to ride full time as my occupation. I take on horses for training, campaigning or selling, as well as starting youngsters and am also doing an increasing amount of coaching. I have both my 1* eventers listed on the state squad and am excited about the future of these talented horses. Joining them I also have a number of up and coming young mares who I am sure will excel in either eventing or show jumping. I'm lucky to have the support of the Schaeffer's, which enables me to compete both locally and interstate. My long term goal is to one day successfully compete at 4* level. I'm feel very privilege to be apart of the QJ team. I am in QJ breeches from sunrise to sunset, 6 days a week. The most important thing to me is comfort, durability, adorability and of course looking good! QJ riding wear ticks all the boxes and I can't imagine wearing any other brand!

 

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