Hello and thank you for visiting my website.
My name is Chantelle Matthews and I was Manolo Mendez's Assistant Trainer and Barn Manager for 12 and a half years. I worked with Manolo at Equestrian La Mancha from 2003 when I was 16 years old up until winter 2015.
In January 2016 I relocated to the United Kingdom for 10 months with my husband where we travelled Europeto work and study, during this time I taught regular clinics based on Manolo's in-hand and ridden Training for Wellness™ Method in Denmark and Scotland and I enjoyed teaching privately in England.
I am now back home in Australia living on our farm in Warragul. We have built beautiful and safe equestrian facilities and from these facilities I teach private lessons as well as I take horses in for short and long term training. I give regular clinics Australia wide.
If you would like to host a clinic in Australia or New Zealand please contact me.
I would not hesitate to recommend Chantelle to any person considering sending a horse to her for training. Chantelle is highly professional, ethical, responsible and very approachable. Margaret Augerinos
The horse I left with Chantelle during work was stiff and argumentative. In the four weeks she had him, she changed the way he moved and used his body.The horse I picked up was a supple, free moving creature that was enjoying his work. His movement had softened, taking longer slower steps with a lovely cadence and softness through his entire body. Beautiful transitions up and down and a happy horse that understood his work.
Chantelle has a gentle quietness in the ways she works with horses showing patience, kindness and fairness in which a way the horse understands. Cathy Kalab