Professional horse

and rider training

Horse riding lessons all ages

Horse training & behaviour troubleshooting

Horse physical therapy

Horse education programs  in care, and training

Coaching in developing confidence, overcoming anxiety and spectrum conditions

  • Centaur Connection
  • Centaur Connection

Open Monday to Saturdays by appointment 

Where experience counts

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.


Tracy's 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.


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 contact us via the Chat or email details to connect@centaurconnection.com.au.

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

Simply follow Woopen Creek Road for approx 8.7km without taking any turnoff until you reach 'Crystal Valley Acc' on the right.   


Then follow the driveway to the equestrian facilities.   


Please kindly limit your speed to 10-15km/hr.

How to Find Us