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From Mornington, Victoria: Professional Trainer

Lara is a full time professional trainer on the Mornington peninsula. Starting young horses with their individual future in mind is what sets her apart from others. Laras passion is to share her methods so that owners and their horses have the tools they need for success in any discipline. The success Lara shared with Sansa the Brumby in the 2016 Australian Brumby Challenge has inspired Lara to promote the cause of saving Wild horses in Australia.

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VBA cooper

VBA Cooper is an approximately 14hh Dark Brown gelding who was caught in 2017 as a Nine year old gelding from the Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales. Cooper was caught with VBA Playboy, who he has remained firm friends with during his time at the Victorian Brumby Association sanctuary.

VBA Cooper's trainer in the McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge is Lara Beth.