Nat Blundell Eventing is a Performance based Training Centre for You and your Equine Athlete 

Natalie Blundell personal Biography

I grew up in Harden and ever since I remember I have been riding horses thanks to my mother who also shared the passion. I started pony club at around 4 years of age and went on to win the pony club state dressage championships at the age of 15. I competed at the National Pony Club championships for a 3rd place. I also rode racehorses in track work before school and became an amateur jockey which gave me the love and appreciation for the Australian thoroughbred that I still have now. 

When I left school I had the opportunity to train with Heath and Rozzie Ryan. Thanks to a very generous Harden couple Phil and Mary Hockney, they purchased a horse for me to train with called Billy Bathgate. Billy took me from pony club to  winning the first CCI**** in the southern hemisphere at Adelaide at the age of 19. We also competed in New Zealand in the Trans Tasman championships and was on the Elite Squad for Sydney 2000 Olympics. Unfortunately Billy had sustained an injury in training which stopped us from making the games.

Along came the little star Algebra. I was approached by owners Julia McLean and John Glenn to initially sell this little thoroughbred off the track which was training at a novice level at the time.  He showed so much potential it was decided to see how far he could go.  We won two Trans Tasman Team events. Placed 2nd, 4th and 8th in the CCI**** in Adelaide. We recently had a tour of the UK and Germany where I was based with Andrew Hoy for 5 months gaining incredible experience from the 7 time Olympian and triple gold medalist. We placed 8th at Weisbaden CIC*** and 13th at Luhmuhlen CCI**** in Germany which was fantastic.

We were then selected as a reserve for the World Equestrian Games in France and we got to train with the Australian Team camp at the Unicorn Trust centre in Stow UK. I didn't get to compete in France, but fronted up for the Burghley CCI**** where unfortunately our good run came to an end with a fall on the cross country. We did however gain huge experience throughout the trip and am hoping to bring all my experience and training back to Australia to the future generation of eventers. 

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Who is Nat Blundell

Nat Blundell is an international 4 star event rider who has produced many horses through the levels of dressage and eventing. Natalie has competed at some of the biggest 3 day events in the world including Badminton, Luhmuhlen, Burghley and Adelaide CCI****. She was an Australian Team Member for the Trans Tasman championships in 1999, 2011, 2012 and reserve for the Australian Eventing Team for the World Equestrian Games in France 2014.

Natalie has trained with some of the worlds leading riders and coach's including Andrew Hoy, Gilbert Boeckmann, Christoph Hess and Gareth Hughes, whilst her local influences include Heath and Rozzie Ryan, Ben Netterfield, Sam Lyle, Prue and Craig Barrett, Jo Brady and Stuart Tinney who still play a vital role in her training style. 

Facilities and Location

Nat Blundell Eventing and performance horse training centre is located in the lovely hills of the Yass Valleyshire in New South Wales overlooking the Brindabella's. The location is just one hour from Canberra ACT and only 3 hours from Sydney. 

The facilities have been designed on the 80 acre property specifically to accommodate performance horse training.  There are currently 13 paddocks varying in sizes to accommodate a large variety of horses from half an acre to 30 acre paddocks. Electric fencing, and lanes between horses provide a safe and happy environment for horses during their stay. 

A full size all sand arena, plus a grass showjumping area is in full use. Also 3 stables, large tack and feed shed and round yard. We have a great gallop track with undulating hills, all making it a great facility to get your horse strong and fit. 

Plans on creating a small cross country course are underway. There is some portable cross country fences made by OTT already in place for use with a combination of natural logs around the property to jump. 

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