QJ Riding Wear proudly supports a team of riders and ambassadors. Meet Rachelle Verma, Sarah Clark, Sam Jeffree, Amy Bachmann, Molly Lines, Megan Bryant, and Skye Liikanen.
Hailing from the Adelaide Hills in SA, Sarah is now taking on the World's best eventers over in the UK! LV Balou Jeanz had his 5* debut as a 9 year old at the 2019 Australian International 3DE, finishing in 11th place.
With many wins and placings at the major 4* events in Australia, Sarah and Jeanz moved over to England and competed at Burghley Horse Trials in 2022, finishing an incredible 22nd place. An unfortunate small injury meant that their dream of Badminton Horse Trials didn't become a reality, but they are back at Burghley Horse Trials again in 2023.
Based at Bill Levett's yard, Sarah also has her 3* horse Casallia S who has been on great form since making the trip over from Australia. Sarah is proof that with determination and hard work, anything is possible! We love seeing her on the world stage, proudly wearing QJRW.
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.
I have a team of talented eventers and jumpers 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. My long term goal is to one day successfully compete at 5* level.
I feel very privileged to be part of the QJ team and 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!
Skye grew up riding horses and was very competitive to National level in Dressage and showing, being a member of the QLD Young Rider Squad and a HOTY winner. She spent over four years as a trick rider/performer at the Australian Outback Spectacular.
Skye had the opportunity to move to Tom Price in WA for two years, before following her passion for horses to North America. After spending time working with horses in Canada, Skye had the amazing opportunity to work as assistant trainers for Dan and Elizabeth James of the Australian Equine Performance Center in Midway, Kentucky. Working for Dan James gave Skye many unique opportunities and the experience of working with a large range of horses, including Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Quarterhorses and Mustangs.
Skye competed in The Way of the Horse at Equitana 2022 with Connemara X 'Dylanglen Maya' and was crowned the champion. She runs Silver Sky Equine, offering Horsemanship Clinics and training horses across a range of disciplines including working closely with International Thoroughbred Retirement to retrain and rehome OTTs.
Based in Victoria at Jeffree Eventing, Sam is the previous National Young Rider Champion at the Australian International 3DE, and has his sights firmly set on continuing to compete successfully at the highest international level.
He completed his first FEI event at the age of 14, and in the years following has had exceptional success through the levels up to 4* events on a string of very different horses. Sam’s dedication to his training and horsemanship shows in his consistently good results in all three phases - often leading or in the top few places after dressage to set up for success at events.
Sam has a team of eventing horses from young ones up to established 4* horses. Recent results in 2023 with Koyuna Tactician include 7th place in the CCI4*-S at the Adelaide Equestrian Festival, and 7th place in the CCI4*-L at Melbourne International 3DE. Sam is a member of the Equestrian Australian Talent Identification Youth Squad, and we can't wait to see him continue going from strength to strength!
Amy's love of riding horses started as a four-year-old. Her family was minding a pony for their neighbour and it wasn't long before she became intrigued. More than a decade later, Amy has been around horses for majority of her life and has plans to compete on the international level.
Her passion for dressage and building that unique partnership with her horses has seen her achieve many great feats. She was the dressage captain of the Victorian Equestrian Interschools Team, and is now on the Dressage Victoria High Performance Squad. With her current top horse, SWS Debutante, she recently completed their first U25 Grand Prix, which had long been a dream of Amy's.
When we asked Amy what her fave QJ breech is, she said, "That’s a really hard question! I absolutely love the Bella breech. They are super sleek and feel like a second skin to wear and also have a super convenient phone pocket on your thigh. However, I also LOVE my high-waisted Hannah breeches. Honestly, all the QJ breeches are great, there is truly a breech for every occasion!"
A talented young rider from Victoria, Molly is currently competing at 4* on her off-the-track TB, Tadpole. She is on the Equestrian Australia Talent Identification Youth Squad, and was named the 2022/23 Equestrian Victoria Eventing Young Rider of the Year.
Molly was just 13 and hadn’t competed beyond EvA80 level when she first began riding six-year-old Tadpole. Fast forward six years, and the pair have competed at some of the biggest events in the country and recently won their first 4* start at Ballarat International Horse Trials.
Tadpole and Molly finished 7th in the CCI3*-L at the Adelaide Equestrian Festival in 2023, as well as taking home the Best Performed OTT award. Molly loves the OTTs and has a few young ones in the stable at home who we are sure will be just as successful as Taddy!