Sophia Hill Equestrian provides rider coaching and horse schooling services from her base, located in Mansfield, Victoria.

Specialising in the performance horse, we take on horses for schooling, campaigning, and breaking in young horses. The focus is on training horses classically, with the aim of increasing their confidence and willingness to form a successful partnership.

Our key coaching philosophies include helping riders to establish a connection with their horses, and focusing on their technique for a step by step improvement.

Sophia Hill and Humble Glory the first combination ever, in the history of Wandin to finish on their dressage score at the 4* level!

We Offer...

  • Coaching of riders on their own horse (privately/group lessons)
  • Schooling of horses
  • Re-training horses
  • Breaking in
  • Campaigning horses

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  • After many years of begging my parents for a horse, I got my first pony when I was 9 years old and there was absolutely no going back! I was obsessed, and spent every possible moment zooming about my grandparents’ farm on a pretty out of control fluffy grey pony, jumping everything I could find. Years down the track and I am still just as horse crazy as ever, now doing it professionally with a team of eventers and show jumpers to keep me busy. I have competed up to Grand Prix level show jumping and FEI 4 Star level eventing and have the aim of reaching the top in both disciplines. I am based on a horse property just outside of Mansfield in North Eastern Victoria alongside my husband and farrier, Andrew Hill. From here I offer a variety of services to the equine industry, including breaking, training, re-educating OTT TB’s, and campaigning performance horses. Whilst I specialise in show jumping and eventing, I take on all types of horses for training, and enjoy working with each individual horse and seeing them progress. Currently my top horse is Humble Glory, who is eventing at 4 Star Level, and has show juped up to 1.40m. Humble Glory, or Hughie as we call him is an absolute superstar. Within 18 months of me acquiring him as an off the track thoroughbred, he won the Australian Young Rider Championship at Adelaide 3***. Within 2 years he had multiple 4**** wins to his name. He is now qualified for 5 Star level and my goal is to compete at Adelaide 5 Star on him.


    - FEI 4**** level eventer
    - Grand Prix show jumper
    - NCAS level 1 coach
    - Cert II Equine Studies
  • Recent Results


    -1st Place Wandin Park International Horse Trials 2023 in 4 events: CCI4*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI2*-S OTT & EvA80.
    -1st Place Tonimbuk International Horse Trials 2023 in 3 events: CCI4*-S, CCI2*-S & EvA95.
    - 1st Place EV Summer Horse Trials 2023 - CCI4*

    - 2018 Australian Young Rider Champion
    - 1st Place Ballarat International Horse Trials 4****
    - 1st Place Lakes and Craters International Horse Trials 4**** -S

    - 1st place Four-Year-Old Championship at PSI Dressage & Jumping with the Stars 2023
    -1st place in 3 consecitive Championship classes at NVSJC SHow 2021: 135cm (Jaybee Artiste), 125cm (Humble GLory), 115cm (Seattle Park)
    - 6th place Victorian Young Rider Championships (1.40m)
    - 1st place Australian Show Jumping Championships Open 125cm
    - 1st place Gippsland SJ Festival 6 bar, jumping 1.70m


    Blue Bell Park Equestrian complex


      Getting Here

    Melbourne to Mansfield, turn right onto Paps Lane. 550m along Paps Lane on the right hand side beneath the Paps. Head up the driveway and take the first right into our Equestrian complex.