Kristen McAuslan


"Crystalbrook Platinum"                         "Siriano"

Kristen McAuslan is a successful Dressage competitor and coach based in Park Ridge, QLD.

Kristen has trained and competed multiple horses from the very beginning up to FEI level, with many wins and placings at State and National level, and selection onto QLD State Dressage Squads. She has also achieved all of her Dressage QLD Rider Medals from Bronze through to Platinum for her competition results up to Grand Prix level.

Kristen currently has two competition horses, “Siriano” competing at FEI level, and “Crystalbrook Platinum” competing at Novice/Elementary level.



Song and Aimee






My age is 34
I live Brisbane, Queensland
I would describe my occupation as Coach & Trainer at By Design Equestrian Centre
My favourite breeches are 'Aimee' and 'Song'
I started riding when I was 7 years old
My first pony was Pablo
The highlight of my career so far is Too many to choose from, but I'd have to say being selected on the Dressage Qld Elite Squad was up there.
My secret crush is It's no secret, Carl Hester!
My biggest riding influence is My coach, Nicole Tough
The best piece of advice I have for up & coming riders is Get on your horse every chance you get, good days, bad days, in between days... just keep riding and you will get there.
When I'm not riding I'm Cruising
The word that best sums me up is OCD
My pre-comp secret weapon is A good night's sleep.
The greatest challenge I've faced is Losing Jeffrey (BD Bellissimo)... We bred him ourselves when I was 16 years old and he tokme all the way to Grand Prix.  We lost him when he was 14 years old to a ruptured abdomen, it was hard to keep going after this.
My least favourite task is Oiling gear.
If I won lotto I would build an indoor arena!
I would tell my 13 year old self What everyone else told me when I was 13, take up dressage :)
You probably didn't know this but  I love renovation shows.
If my horse/s could talk he/she/they would say

Why you so fussy?

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