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Teagan van gaans

Aged 15, from Carey Gully, South Australia


Teagan is a year 11 student from South Australia. In the past, she has worked at Megan Jones’ property in the Adelaide Hills, training and assisting riding school ponies and inexperienced riders.

Currently, Teagan competes in Pony Club events and showjumping on her horses, Kerden Mirage and Desert Sands Troubadour. Teagan is extremely passionate about Australias Wild horses and wrote a Guide Book for the Australian Brumby Challenge in 2016.

She hopes to contribute to the training and rehoming of Australias Brumbies.


​You can follow our journey on instagram by following vba_dynamo or on facebook by liking the page ‘Teagan van Gaans and VBA Dynamo’​

VBA dynamo

VBA Dynamo is a bay gelding whose mother, VBA Caelin was caught from Kosciuszko National Park in August 2017. Caelin was one of a group of mares who ended up at saleyards and sold for slaughter until she was discovered by the committee of the Victorian Brumby Association, purchased and brought back to our sanctuary to foal in peace.


VBA Dynamo's trainer in the McDowells Australian Brumby Challenge is Teagan van Gaans.