Arkie Daddo

Hi my name is Arkie Daddo, I’m 24 year old FEI Dressage rider based on the Mornington Peninsula. Currently, I have got my own Coaching and Training stable, where I’m giving lessons from and taking horses in training for sale, competitions or further education both riding and groundwork. We have a team of very special competition horses at the moment including my own lovely FEI horse “it’s Figueras” or Grover as he is known at home. 

I started riding at 8 years old after a trail riding party I begged my parents to start lessons. I found a love for the challenge of Dressage and started competitively riding at 10. I took my pony from preliminary to training GP with my trainer Emmie Schmul, while I worked at Heatherton Park as a rider. As a young rider, I was on State A Squad and Australian young rider team for 5 years. With too many successful competitions at state and national level to mention as well as riding in equitana. I sold Storm to train overseas for a year in Holland as head rider at TRT Equestrian with Tristan Tucker. Learning, training and competing horses through all levels as well as breaking in young horses and learning how to use groundwork to help bring the most out of every horse in all levels. Returning home I have started working with clients horses and my own horses in riding and groundwork to help them be the best they can. 

For enquires for lessons or horses in training, I would be more than happy to help feel free to email arkie.daddo@gmail.com or visit Daddo Dressage on Facebook.