John brings vast experience to the Scenic Rim Equine Group having grown up on a farm near Tamworth NSW and has been riding horses from a very young age. He attended pony clubs in his younger days then went onto compete in cross country jumping and dressage as well as competing in  the show circuits. He later built and set up one of the first Thoroughbred Education Centres on the family property as well as  playing  polo with the Quirindi Polo Club under the tuition of Sinclair Hill, one of Australia’s greatest polo players. He was then asked to travel to Malaysia to play and manage the polo team for the Royal family where he spent the next two years. After moving to QLD he was engaged by the RDA McIntyre Centre in Brisbane to manage the large team of horses at the centre. He conducted trail rides for the children during this time on a property nearby.