Team support staff

Chris Webb, High-Performance Director

Chris Webb oversees the entire program as High-Performance Director. This includes management of the overall Eventing and Para-Equestrian whilst collaborating with relevant stakeholders of the disciplines of Jumping, Dressage, Carriage Driving, Endurance, Reining and Vaulting.

Erik MacKechnie, Para-EquestrianHigh Performance Manager (Europe based)

Erik MacKechnie boasts significant experience in the technical leadership of High Performance Para-Equestrian at the highest level including preparation of athletes for championships and the Paralympic Games. The Scotsman is based in the UK and will travel regularly to Australia to lead the High Performance program and its athletes on the quest towards winning medals at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. Erik will work closely with riders, coaches, horses and relevant support networks in preparation for their journey to Tokyo 2020.

Gina Haddad, High-Performance Consultant

Gina Haddad manages the delivery of the development plans for Equestrian. This includes the development of currently identified future high-performance Eventing athletes and coaches within the context of EA’s new Coaching Framework as well as the connection and integration of the State branches and the SIS/SAS network. A former Equestrian athlete, coach and now a University lecturer in elite sports coaching and related studies Mrs Haddad is well equipped to lead the future of equestrian high-performance sport.

Michelle Graham, Australian Equestrian Team Manager 

Michelle Graham co-ordinates all aspects of major team competition. She also assists the High Performance Director and High Performance Consultant in all aspects of the delivery of the HP program, in particular the Eventing Program, and has many years experience in this role.

Erin O'Neill, High-Performance Sport Consultant (Europe based)

Australian athletes competing in FEI events overseas in Eventing or Jumping should contact Erin O'Neill for entries, qualifications, and general show information. Having competed internationally in the UK, Europe and Australia, Erin is well informed to support Australian athletes overseas. 

Stefanie Maraun, High-Performance Sports Coordinator

Stefanie Maraun is the High-Performance Sports Coordinator and manages all aspects of Para-Equestrian and the Non-Olympic Disciplines. Having been a competitor and head groom herself, Stefanie is well equipped to liaise with both athletes and their team management.

Alison Alcock, HP Sport Science and Sports Medicine (SSSM) Coordinator

Alison Alcock, is the HP Sport Science and Sports Medicine (SSSM) Coordinator. Reporting to the EA High Performance Director (HPD) and supported by the Australian Institute of Sport, the SSSM Coordinator is responsible for assisting in the delivery of the SSSM and the associated compliance requirements of the Equestrian Australia High Performance Program.  Alison comes to us with over 13 years’ experience working in both the Australian and UK sporting systems and across more than 15 sports.

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