Professional horse and rider training

Horse riding lessons all ages and levels to Grand Prix dressage

Professional horse starting & training for dressage

Horse bodywork and rehabilitation

Open by appointment

  • Centaur Connection
  • Centaur Connection

Welcome to Centaur Connection

Privately owned and operated in Australia since 2009, Centaur Connection has grown from a Lipizzaner horse stud to a professional equestrian centre offering professional dressage lessons and training of performance horses.  Our training style is professional and structured and is designed to maximize individual capability and self-confidence.

​Conveniently located in South Cairns at Woopen Creek. Central to Cairns, Tully, and the Atherton Tablelands so horse enthusiasts can enjoy our professional, private equestrian facilities including our horse-safe undercover and outdoor horse training arenas.

Lessons are available every weekend and some weekdays with our Dutch dressage riding instructor and trainer, Yvonne van Reeuwijk. Yvonne is highly experienced and can train horses and riders to Prix St George level. She specialises in working with anxious horses and she is also experienced with young horses and stallions.   Lessons can easily be booked online so you can select a time and date that suits you.   

We also offer professional services in training horses in dressage combined with horse bodywork to bring out the best in your horse.  If you would like to enquire about our horse training services please email us at


How to Find Us

We are conveniently located in South Cairns at Woopen Creek approx 25mins north of Innisfail.

Simply follow Woopen Creek Road for approx 8.7km - don't take any other turnoffs left or right until you find our turn off 'Crystal Valley Acc' on the right.   


Then follow the driveway around to the equestrian facilities.   Speed to 10-15km/hr