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Professional horse and rider training

Horse riding lessons all ages and levels

Professional horse starting, training, retraining

Horse bodywork and rehabilitation

Personal development & coaching

  • Centaur Connection
  • Centaur Connection

Open by appointment

Welcome to Centaur Connection

Let Centaur Connection bring out the best in you and your horse !


Privately owned and operated in Australia since 2009, Centaur Connection has grown from a Lipizzaner horse stud to a professional equestrian centre offering horse riding lessons, horse training, horse bodywork & rehabilitation, personal development, coaching and educational programs. Our training style and programs are structured to maximize individual competence and confidence.


​Conveniently located in South Cairns at Woopen Creek, we are central to Cairns, Tully, and the Atherton Tablelands so horse enthusiasts can enjoy our professional, private equestrian facilities including our undercover and outdoor arena.


Lessons can easily be booked online with Owner, Trainer & Coach, Tracy Steinhardt. Her speciality is in building the connection between horse and rider. She has an affinity for working with sensitive horses, and stallions and developing strong competence and confidence in her clients. Tracy has post-graduate qualifications in professional horse training, fitness conditioning, horse behaviour, reproduction, nutrition and human performance development and coaching. Her horse training and teaching style is professional, intuitive, educational and brings out the best of horse and rider. She also assists horses and riders to release emotional stress and physical tension to assist with progressing their training using a combination of oriental therapies, trigger point release and emotional release therapies.


From time to time, Centaur Connection also brings in other trainers to add specific specialities to our offerings.


We are well respected in the industry for our Horse Match program where we professionally retrain top quality, healthy ex-racehorses so they are suitable to continue their life as dressage, show or pleasure horses. We take our time to match them with new owners and ensure the owners are competent and can offer them exceptional homes. Additionally, we train horses of all breeds for clients from starting them under saddle and establish their flatwork and fitness so they can continue on with their performance careers. We also specialise in addressing behavioural issues and helping clients with anxiety issues.


For horse training enquiries, please email details to or phone 07 4222 2688

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