My name is Anna Stevenson and I am a practicing Equine Sports Therapist and Equine SCENAR Practitioner working around the New England, Tamworth, Gunnedah and Inverell in NSW, Australia.
I have been riding horses since the age of 6 when I started with general riding lessons every weekend. My love for horses was cemented in my personality from this point on!
I continued taking lessons and attending riding schools and pony camps, borrowing horses until I was able to purchase my first horse when I was 12 - a beautiful Anglo Arab mare that was only 4 years old and very green! We learnt and grew together attending hack and showjumping events.
At the age of 20 I purchased my first Warmblood - a gelding by Wunder, again only 4 years of age. I took him to Marcus Oldham College in Geelong Victoria where I obtained my Diploma in Equine Business Management. We competed in local one day events and showjumping competitions. Hes happily retired now but still with me!
It wasn't until I was 25 that a friend suggested we do an equine massage course. I enrolled with the Australian College of Animal Tactile Therapies in Victoria and was a qualified Equine Sports Therapist 2 years later.
Since then I have taken weekend courses in various equine related subjects to keep my knowledge fresh, but at the tender age of 33 I started to realise what an impact the rider has on a horse, so I took on a Remedial Massage apprenticeship and obtained my Diploma of Remedial Massage with Distinction.
More recently I have obtained my certification in SCENAR Therapy and Equine SCENAR Therapy. For more information on this wonderful device, please read the info on my website and visit the link provided on my "links" page. Invented for human pain management, I am transferring this treatment over to horses with awesome results.
I have attended events such as Shahzada, Paradise Lagoons Campdraft, Landmark Campdraft, NCHA Futurity and The Tom Quilty, as well as Interschool competitions, local shows and competitions in dressage, show jumping and eventing. I am a regular conformation and biomechanics speaker at The New England Girls School in Armidale and run conformation lessons and massage demonstrations at local Pony Club Camps around the New England and Tamworth.
On top of work, I also breed ASHxQH horses for campdrafting with my husband Pete, and we attend many campdrafts around NSW and QLD with our 2 children. I also sit on the board of the SCENAR Practitioners Association Inc.
Equine Sports Treatment and/or Asessment
Travel to your horses location for treatment, and base my fee on distance.
Within 90 mins drive $100
over 90 minutes drive $100 - $150
Pre-purchase inspection* $85 per horse
If you can give me 4 horses in one location I will treat them all for the base price of $100 (unless you live miles away, then bulk price will be negotiable).
* please note that pre-purchase inspection is not a replacement for a veterinary inspection. A vet check should always be carried out prior to purchasing a horse.
Clinic or lesson
A fun and interactive biomechanics, conformation or massage demonstration can be arranged at your riding school, school, or other venue. Please contact me for a price.
Pre & Post Competition VIP
I am happy to attend your event with you to treat your horse on a case by case basis, or organise a treatment plan in the lead up to your event. Please contact me no less than 8 months prior to your event to discuss.
You can order Hi-Form products through me - I absorb the postage for my clients on these wonderful natural products. If you would like to talk to me about Hi-Form, please complete the request more information section on this page.
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