Our Team of Coaches

Meet our team of qualified riding coaches:

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 Portugese NCAS Level 3 Instructor Major Miguel Tavora for five years, leading her to compete successfully with her horse Papillon at Prix St George level. Major Tavora continues as an occasional guest coach for Papillon Riding Stables. 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.

Lenka Pelcova

Lenka has her AHRC Level 1 Recreational Coaching qualification and teaches a range of ages and abilities.

Lenka Pelcova

Lenka Pelcova grew up around the horses in the Czech Republic and started riding when she was 5 years old. She competed in show jumping and dressage in local shows. Lenka has been with Papillon since 2015.

Lucie Fiquet

Lucy has her NCAS Intro Level coaching qualification and is working towards her Level 1 General Coach qualification.

Lucie Fiquet

Lucie began riding as a child in France. She competed in show jumping and eventing and won a bronze medal in the 2012 French Championships with a young mare she trained for a year. Lucie can teach in either English or French and is available every day except Wednesday and Sunday.

Work with us at Papillon

Work at Papillon

Coaching position available for qualified instructor. Full-time or part-time. Please enquire by phone or email if you are interested in joining our coaching team.

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