We are an Australian family calling Poland home! Our property of now 14HA dates back to the late 14th century with historic ties to Chopin and Napoleon. We welcome visitors from all over the world to experience the natural beauty, rich history, art and culture the region of Lower Silesia has to offer.
A Qualified: EA Level2 Driving Coach. EA Coach Educator. German Bronze & Silver Standard Certificate. British Horse Masters (BHS) International competitor/coach/trainer. At 16 Gary was riding England's top dressage horses at the time for Jennie Loriston-Clarke who represented England in four Olympic Games.
However, Finding talent for Competition Carriage driving he followed that path of which he has competed twice for Australia.
After 6 years in Europe he had reached 4th in the world in obstacle driving, he then went on to train a Danish team for a further two world championships.
He was also the driver for the Historic Gotthard Post Coach Switzerland. Known as one of the most difficult and challenging drives in the world. Gary is passionate and dedicated to the sport of carriage driving, he has held joint training clinics alongside some of the world's leading equestrians such as Boyd Exell and loves imparting his knowledge with his students in an enjoyable and easy manner. His persona is one of calmness and serenity in which both people and horses really respond to.
A Graphic Designer & Artist/ co property owner-manager Studniska Horse Centrum Europe - Started as a computer illustrator in Australia working at a University on a language project. Now working on fine Art projects and workshops. previous works appear in private collections in Australia and Europe. Apart from Art...she has a passion for horses especially in the area of working to balance them in body and mind... a holistic approach.
Both Gary and Rebecca have also worked at the highest level as Professional Carers for Children in Out of Home Care. A challenging but rewarding experience!
Studniska Horse Centrum was chosen for it's central situation in Europe, only 10kms to the bordering countries of Germany & Czech.
The Lower Silesian Region offers many cultural and adventure opportunities. The property dates back to 1531 and housed the former Palace - Nieder Schonbrunn.