Since founding Belisi in 2011, I’ve lead it in new and exciting directions to ensure that we are maximising our potential of providing unique services in the Riverina. With a background in tourism, I have thoroughly enjoyed working on the most recent project at Belisi - the Belisi Farmstay.
Having grown up around horses, I have a fond and longstanding connection to them and have more recently become fascinated by the proven emotional and psychological benefits horses have on humans. I’m an advocate for all things organic, healthy and active, which has largely influenced the direction of Belisi in terms of our staff, services and physical environment.
New to Belisi in 2018 as the programs manager and a qualified FEI level one riding instructor, I have taught riding in various settings. My unwavering belief in the far-reaching benefits that horses bring to people is why I moved from Singapore to join Belisi in 2018.
Previously, I’ve worked with EQUAL-ARK (Equine Assisted Learning for At-Risk-Kids) Singapore and RDA Singapore, working together with psychologists, physiotherapists, counsellors and carers to help achieve goals of individuals with various disabilities including ASD.
Having experienced first-hand how such a flighty animal can also be the only thing that grounds you, I count myself as fortunate to be able to open those cathartic, holistic, warm experiences to others who may feel off-balance.
Having witnessed the evolving nature of Belisi first hand, I look after the business strategy side of Belisi in terms of advertising, marketing and community engagement. My passion comes from being able to deliver a brand that accurately reflects the organisations values and offerings.
We aim to continue to develop a sense of community and generate exposure to markets outside the Riverina through providing such unique experiences.
Originally from the Netherlands, I came to Belisi in 2016. I am a qualified instructor who is passionate about the development of my students and enjoy helping them accomplish their goals.
I’ve been riding since I was 10 years old and have competed in dressage and showjumping. Since being in Australia I have also been doing Horsemanship and Camp-draft clinics.
I not only a instruct at Belisi, I am also available to re-school and train horses using kind and proven methods. I treat all horses as if they are my own and understand that each horse is different. My aim is to make sure your horse is happy, relaxed, confident and most importantly healthy.