About Us

Welcome to
Wicks Equine!

It has been a dream of ours for many years to build an online community to share our passion of horse training with you.

We love teaching and sharing our knowledge and can’t wait to be part of your journey with your horse. Education is power!

We promise to educate and inspire YOU to make all the time YOU spend with your horse more enjoyable and fun.

Meet Angie

Horses have always been a part of Angie’s life. From childhood memories to present day, her natural affinity for horses and passion to understand their behaviour have shaped the horsewomen, trainer and clinician Angie is today.

A dedicated student of the horse, Angie has spent over 25 years refining her skills in ground, ridden and liberty work across a variety of training methods and disciplines.

She is accomplished in both English and Western, having trained and competed at FEI Level Dressage, won and placed in multiple National and State Open Level Reining Futurities and Derbies, including the Open Reining at Equitana, and at State Level Western Dressage.

However, Angie’s true calling is to inspire and teach others to train their own horses using her relationship based approach built on Connection, Relaxation and Confidence.

From her experience delivering horsemanship and riding clinics Australia-wide, Angie recognised the need for easily accessible training tools that people could continue to use at home to develop their skills between clinics.

Tapping into her background in Education as a qualified teacher, Angie developed her own unique online training toolkit and learning community, and is now realising the dream of sharing her knowledge with people regardless of their goal, level or discipline.

With a genuine love for teaching to match her love of horses, Angie is a sought after clinician and mentor, building confidence and connection with her students and their horses. When not delivering clinics or developing new online learning content, Angie is the driving force at Wicks Equine managing all aspects of the multi-faceted business. In her spare time, Angie enjoys time at the beach with her husband John and their dogs.

Meet John

Six time Australian National Open Reining Futurity Champion, Australian Reining Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of three Living Legends awards in the sport of Reining, John is one Australia’s most celebrated horsemen and popular clinicians.

He has twice represented Australia in Reining, first in 1995 at the International Reining Council in Oklahoma, and then in 2014 at the World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. John was also part of the Australian Reining Demonstration Team at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, showcasing the sport to 20,000 equestrian enthusiasts.

The hallmarks of John’s training program are understanding each horse is an individual, creating a solid foundation, and building confidence that lasts a lifetime. John’s open futurity and derby champion horses are renowned for going on to enjoy successful show careers with non-pros.

John has been in the saddle since the age of six with only a short break to complete his apprenticeship. He returned to horses in his early twenties and aspired to emulate his peers Ian Francis and Mick Connelly. Both of whom his still admires today

In 1993 John discovered Reining and was hooked. Juggling training his own horse as a non-pro rider meant riding after work at night in the light of his car headlights. His trademark quiet determination, work ethic and talent were soon reflected in the winner’s circle. Within four years John had turned professional.

Throughout his career John has spent time learning from the industry’s best trainers including American Todd Bergen and German Grischa Ludwig. At every opportunity he attends clinics held by peers to stay fresh.

Today John runs one of the most successful Reining performance horse training and coaching operations in Australia with his wife Angie. In his spare time, John enjoys the financial market and digital currency.

We hope to meet you on the inside of the Video Library