Danson Dressage stud principal is Heather Currie. Heather also has part time professional rider Ashleigh Westcott in the training and development of the young horses under saddle. Heather also has a full time stable manager Emma Wilcott who enables the smooth running of a busy stable, and helps overlook the stud breeding stock as well.
We have an average of 18 dressage horses in full work.
EMMA WILCOTT - Stable Manager
"My Passion for horses first started when i got my first job working with horses for a local trainer at Gawler with Gary Searle. I started my apprenticeship to become a stablehand in his stables, gained a lot of experience working amongst the race horses, learning about their health and partaking in the steps of their fitness getting them fit enough for a race. I was able to also attend race day meetings and strap the horses. My passion for horses grew continuously throughout working at Searle racing. I decided then to further my skills and started working in the breeding industry. I got a job at Goldin Farms in Angaston, where I was able to develop my skills with broodmares, foals, weanlings and yearlings. Seeing and learning the different handling techniques and gaining experience, which ranged from foal handling, weanling and yearling prep. Each and everyday my passion for horses continued to grow. Being able to work amongst these beautiful creature is just remarkable. I've had quite a few major setbacks that have knocked me down, but there is just something about horses that makes me keep trying and push my self to achieve my goals".
"I don't see working with horses as a job, its my passion and my life, not a job".
"Emma Wilcott is the stable manager and 'go to' girl at Danson Dressage. Emma is worth her weight in gold to the smooth running attention to detail and meticulous care of the horses and overseeing the agistment horses and owners. Emma is the direct contact for all of these needs. Emma's care and love for the horses is outstanding and the trust and honesty she has shown in her time at Danson Dressage and taking on such a responsible and demanding job has been inspirational. Emma has always got a smile on her face. She is polite and caring but has the work ethic and drive of a winner. We are very lucky to have such an employee as Emma. We truly are grateful and as such Emma becomes the first full time salaried employee that receives all the perks of super and holiday pay! We look forward to a long term working partnership with our superstar stable manager Emma Wilcott".
MR HAMISH CURRIE
Hamish is like my little son, a King Charles cavalier Spaniel, he comes absolutely everywhere with me, to every horse show every outing and he sleeps in the bed. He is such an important part of the team.
He is affectionally known as Tootie and he is such a wise little soul.
Little Boy is an absolute character. A Jack Russell, he is Mr Confident. He loves playing with his many sticks and he is always looking for a new friend to throw them for him. He is also a very snuggly bed warmer!
Little Boy is a solid fixture at Danson Dressage and always greets everyone with a happy smiling face!