Match My Ride

About

Match My Ride was created with the buyer in mind. With out experience in selling horses it became obvious there was a gap in the industry. Match My Ride was created to fill that gap by providing a service that has the buyer in mind. Match My Ride is dedicated to finding riders their dream equine partner.

 

Through our extensive connections and database we are dedicated to finding you your dream horse or pony Australia wide. Buying a new mount can be a stressful, daunting and time consuming process. We are looking forward to taking the stress out and making this an enjoyable process for you.

About

Match My Ride was created with the buyer in mind. With out experience in selling horses it became obvious there was a gap in the industry. Match My Ride was created to fill that gap by providing a service that has the buyer in mind. Match My Ride is dedicated to finding riders their dream equine partner.

 

Through our extensive connections and database we are dedicated to finding you your dream horse or pony Australia wide. Buying a new mount can be a stressful, daunting and time consuming process. We are looking forward to taking the stress out and making this an enjoyable process for you.

Our Team

Nikki Cook, Founder

Nikki Cook is the founder of Australia wide company, Shory Park Horses. One of the largest retraining and rehoming businesses, selling over 400 horses & ponies each year. Nikki grew up going through the Pony Club ranks, progressing to coaching before beginning Shory Park. Nikki has a background in Real Estate which gives her the tools to help negotiate and finalise sales.

Nikki’s main aim in business has always been matching clients to their perfect mount. In such a complex industry where people often take advantage, Nikki was tired of seeing people purchasing unsuitable horses & ponies which often ended in heartbreak. Honesty and transparency is the main aim of Match My Ride. We want to find those who need help and guidance, or maybe even just too busy in their own lives to find the magical partner they’ve been dreaming of.

Match My Ride provides you with options, can accompany you to viewings, arrange and talk you through vet checks and of course organise to transport your new stead home safely.

Heleni Goodman

My name is Heleni, but everyone calls me H. I live in Woodend with my 2 yr old daughter and growing collection of horses, ponies and animals. I moved to Australia in 2000 from the United Kingdom to work for an Olympic Event Rider in NSW.

I then moved to Victoria and ran my own business offering all equine services including sales preparation, clipping, training and producing horses for polo, eventing and hunting until the birth of my daughter. I have a 0 handicap rating in polo, have had many wins in hunting events, winning the Alice Laidlaw at Melbourne Royal and Im currently competing my OTT in Show jumping events.

I really enjoy helping people find their perfect equine match and look forward to working with you.

Kate Cooper

Hi My name is Kate, I live in Winchelsea and am a Registered Nurse and a mother of 2 little boys.
With over 20 years of riding experience extensively working with ponies and OTTB’s alongside teaching at pony Clubs and giving lessons. I have spent my life competing in multiple different disciplines such as dressage, showing, show jumping, eventing and spent many weekends at polocrosse events. I have a wide knowledge of lots of different horses and disciplines, this coupled with my excellent communication skills assists in finding you the perfect match.

 
I have worked alongside Nikki at Shory Park since 2015. Having an extensive history in riding and finding perfect matches for both horse and rider. This experience has enabled myself to develop a keen eye for good horses together with matching the right combinations of horse and rider.
 
I look forward to help you find your dream horse!

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