We offer a great team of experienced coaches and during the year we have specialist coaches attend also.
Chief Coach & Eventing Coach
Nat Hibbert is a successful competitor, trainer and NCAS level 1 coach. While she has been in the horse Industry now for about 25 years, Nat started riding at Wanneroo Pony Club when she was 9 years old and just loved it. She did every discipline and event it was possible to do in pony club and her parents were also very involved in the club and the zone. Nat achieved her B certifcate, gained a Citizenship Award and then left WHPC as a rider at the compulsory age limit of 21 (it’s now 25). Nat stayed on to teach at WHPC, where she has been for many years.
After WHPC Nat was very fortunate to have some amazing employers in the horse Industry and worked in the racehorse industry for 9 years, polo groomed, did riding school coaching, pre-training, managed a 30-horse barn agistment centre, and groomed at the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and internationally.
In terms of her riding career, Nat went on to represent WA and Australia in eventing as well as producing many horses to FEI level, the majority of which were Off the Track Thoroughbreds (OTTB). Even though eventing is Nat's first love, she has also competed at Inter 1 FEI Dressage, 1.35 Show Jumping and Show Horse at Horse of the Year and Perth’s Royal Show.
Nat now has her own equestrian business coaching and training horses full-time. She is the current 2020 Riders’ Representative for Eventing WA as well as competing her own horse, Wally, at 4* with a personal goal to gain a 4* long format qualification with the long-term goal of achieving 5*. Natalie loves helping riders identify and attain their own goals. In addition, Nat is familiar with the new Pony Club syllabus being introduced in 2020, so will be able to guide our young riders safely through their certificate levels.
Nat is both passionate and excited about the Head Coach role at WHPC and to be able to offer members some amazing coaching from a fabulous team of experienced, skilled local coaches who can offer so much to those of all levels and experiences. WHPC members should prepare for being developed into brilliant horsemen/women in 2020 and to have plenty of fun with some great activities planned, led by Nat and her team of outstanding coaches.