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The Australian Equine Institute is pleased to welcome Sarah Jones to the AEI team. Sarah has been around horses her whole life, working with professional riders, competing her own horses in Eventing, Dressage and Showjumping all around NSW and also enjoying coaching on her days off.  

Welcome Sarah

 Sarah and Kirk


Great news! 
We are now taking enrollments in our ACM30817 Certificate III in Performance horse. Contact us for more information 

The ACM30817 Certificate III in Performance Horse is a Nationally Recognised Qualification that can be completed via distance education using our interactive E-learning (Online) platform or via workbooks.
Best of all, the course is completely self-paced, designed to allow anyone to be able to complete. This course is designed for ANYONE over the age of 15 that wants to learn more about their equine friend. We have many mature age students and school aged students complete the course.
From the casual horse rider wanting to increase their knowledge of horses, A school student looking to study Equine while in school, people looking for employment in the equine industry, parents of “horse mad” kids wanting to speak the same language, “nervous nellies” getting back into riding after a break wanting to feel more confident to the seasoned competitor looking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Enrollments for the ACM20217 Certificate II in Horse Care COMING SOON! 

With growing global concerns around Coronavirus (COVID-19), I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you directly and provide you with an update on our commitment to the safety of our students & staff.

Australian Equine Institute is committed to providing quality training and assessment in a safe & supportive learning environment. Australian Equine Institute takes a public health approach to the management of COVID-19 to minimise potential harm to staff, students and the greater community.

We have been working diligently to stay on top of guidance from the Australian and NSW governments, plus various industry agencies & are actively keeping our staff updated on preventative practices and preparedness plans.
I would like to reassure everyone that we continue to take all appropriate measures to ensure our facility is safe & that we have existing plans & cleaning & sanitising protocols in place to ensure it stays that way.

We have robust policies and procedures in place to minimise any risk, including sanitarisation of students course work upon reciept and on sending. Staff are also undertaking sanitisation protocol as per Government health advice. These will be reviewed & monitored on a regular basis.

We look forward to continue to work with you throughout the next months & to continue to provide well trained staff to our community & relevant industry sectors.

Brett Watters
General Manager

2019 saw many of our students complete our Certificate III in Horsemanship.

We are thrilled to be helping so many students of all ages reach for their goals and study their passion!

Well done to our 2019 Graduates- we wish you all the best in your future endevours.

- The AEI team.

Welcoming Jess our 2019 A.E.I Ambassador!

We are thrilled to announce that Jess will be out and about representing AEI as our ambassador – if you are located in Victoria keep an eye out for jess and her beautiful horse Allegro on the eventing circuit!

A bit about Jess:


HORSE: Allegro, 15.3HH, Chestnut Warmblood.

BEST RESULTS: First in the Yarrambat Ponyclub Supercross.


GOALS: To compete 1*.

WHAT YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT HORSES/RIDING: The connection you build with a horse, and the way in which they can be your friend, and detect your emotion.

Keep an eye out for Jess and Allegro’s updates, we look forward to seeing what this great up and coming team will accomplish this year!



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We are back from the Christmas break and hope all our students and friends enjoyed the holiday time with their family and of course their ponies!

We are looking forward to an exciting 2019 to include:

- Students commencing the course over the christmas break and through the year at any time

- Announcing our Brand Ambassador in February

- The beginnings of our breeding adventure! (check out the breeding tab to read more)


Please feel free to contact us via email or phone in 2019 - with any questions you may have!
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P: 1300 EQUINE (378 463)

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The AEI office is closed for the Christmas break from Saturday the 22nd December until Monday the 7th of January 

We wish all our students and their families a Merry Christmas and New Year.

We hope you get lots of time with your Equine friends- and stay safe in the saddle! 

We look forward to supporting our enthusiastic students in the New Year! 

In 2019, we are offering a lucky rider/s the chance to receive a fantastic sponsorship package. As an AEI Ambassador, you will be given the opportunity to represent the Australian Equine Institute, receive great endorsement and support from us.

Our 2019 AEI Sponsorship includes: 

- AEI brand outfit for you

- AEI brand outfit for your horse!

- A free unit to complete from our Certificate III in Horsemanship Course

- AEI stickers for your car or float 

- Featured Story published on our social media channels

+ Social Media Posts & updates throughout the year.

To apply, you must fit the following criteria:

- Applicants must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen (as this is the criteria to be able to complete our course)

- Be aged 15+ (we are looking for a wide age range of ambassadors!)

- Be riding competitively in their chosen Equestrian field.

What would you be doing as an ambassador?

- Represent AEI out and about at competitions and in your daily riding.

- Upload photos to your social media whilst representing AEI.

- Complete a unit of your choosing from our Certificate III in Horsemanship Course, to enable you to discuss it with anyone interested.

Applications must be submitted by video and must answer the following questions:

- How long has the applicant been riding for?

- What is their chosen equestrian discipline and why?

- Is there any specific goals they are aiming for?

- Why you think you and your horse would be the best AEI Ambassador.

Supplementary evidence of video or photos of applicants performing in their chosen discipline must be included in the application.

How To Apply:

Checkout our facebook page here:     Image result for facebook logo   "like" and "share" the post.

Send a video of the above through to us. You can include video of you riding, your horse, yourself talking - be as creative as you like! Videos need to be a maximum of 3 minutes and files can be submitted either via Dropbox, Vimeo or Youtube link to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ambassadors will be announced on our website and facebook page so make sure you "like" our page.

Applications Close: February 2019

This is a wonderful opportunity for a young, up and coming rider to be backed by a fantastic company, to get their name out there and also to expand their own equine knowledge. For further information or for assistance in submitting your application, please contact: Elie Wiggins – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are so pleased to re-welcome TuffRock back on board as a sponsor- Tuffrock avaliable here www.tuffrock.net

Our horses love the Tuffrock products! 

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TuffRock operates in the global animal health markets developing and manufacturing effective, natural and safe volcanic products. In these products, the energy contained within volcanic minerals is harnessed to achieve revolutionary results.

TuffRock Pty Limited was established in July 2002 by Steve Hurley, Roger Smith, Kari Kostamo and John Broadbent following several years of extensive Research and Development, product development and test marketing.

TuffRock applies its proprietary technology to all-natural ingredients in its products and takes pride in being a nutraceutical manufacturer. 

There are no drugs, chemicals, biotics, enzymes or heavy metals used in our products, making them unique in delivering effective results without the risk of animals developing resistance against them.


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