Our Team of Coaches

The Papillon Riding Stables Team

Sigrid Schaerf,
Founder and owner of Papillon Riding Stables

Sigrid began riding in her native Germany at the age of five. Migrating to Australia when she was 18, Sigrid trained with Tina Wommelsdorf (one of Australia’s most successful dressage rider, trainer, instructor and judge) for five years, leading her to compete successfully with her horse Papillon at Prix St George level. Sigrid's Australian working background includes working for the Randwick Equine Centre and providing riding tuition to students. September 2003 found Sigrid training the horses and riders of the Chinese Regional Equestrian team in Beijing. Sigrid now focuses on training the Papillon coaches in Classical Dressage.

Fanny

With a young start as a horse riding coach Fanny made her hobby her career and developed a very passionate and enthusiastic approach to teach.

Fanny

Fanny started riding when she was 5 years old in France. She competed upper class jumping in Lyon with a pony she trained. Her teaching career began when she was 18 at her local school. She taught dressage and jumping to all levels in group and private sessions. Fanny can either teach in English or French from Sundays to Thursdays.

Julia

Julia is a passionate coach with a great love for horses. She can teach all rider levels in either English or German.

Julia

Julia started riding in her native Germany when she was 4 years old. Back in Germany she used to work as a veterinary nurse in a horse clinic. She loves to share her passion for horses with others by teaching them how to communicate with their horse. Julia is available to teach in English or German on Sundays.

Tess

Tess has a cheerful nature that makes every ride a fun experience. She is available to teach young and adult riders from beginners to more advanced.

Tess

Tess started riding as a young girl and immediately developed a deep passion for horses. She loves to share her passion and knowledge with her students.

Mathilde

Mathilde is an enthusiastic coach that enjoys sharing her knowledge with her students. Mathilde is available to coach in English or French on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons and Fridays.

Mathilde

Mathilde started riding as a child in her home country France, where she developed a great knowledge about horse and horse riding. Her background is in eventing, and she is a great teacher for all riding levels.

Jon

Jon is an empathetic coach who loves to share his passion. He is available to teach beginner to more advanced riders of all ages on Saturdays.

Jon

Jon started riding as an adult himself and acquired a great love for horse riding. He is a very patient teacher with excellent empathy for his students who always finds the right words to explain the various exercises.