Georgia Bruce has represented Australia in dressage on 12 occasions including
2 World Para dressage championships, (Belgium 2003, UK 2007) and
2 Paralympic Games Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008. Georgia won two bronze medals in Beijing riding Victory Salute.
Georgia has worked for and trained with many high level dressage trainers including Hubertus Schmidt, Kim Weston, Christine Doan and Stephan Keisewetter.
Georgia has also successfully competed in western events including reining, cutting, western pleasure and trail.
Georgia is also an expert in the positive reinforcement based training method known as clicker training. She worked as the senior animal trainer at the Cairns Wildlife Safari Reserve for several years. Georgia has also worked at the Canberra National Zoo and Aquarium where she taught animal training to Keepers and Staff as well as creating training plans and enrichment programs for a variety of species.
Georgia has a unique approach to dressage training that combines classical dressage with the positive reinforcement based method known as clicker training. Georgia teaches people from beginners with their first pony through to Grand Prix riders in both Australia and New Zealand. Georgia also trains horses for liberty, tricks, young horse starting and retraining problem behaviours.
Rumba the Wonder Horse
Rumba is a Quarter Horse gelding owned and bred by Georgia Bruce.
Rumba was trained with Clicker Training by Georgia Bruce and has competed successfully in dressage to advanced level.
He has also competed in western events winning high point junior horse of the year at the Top End Western Horse Club in 2003.
Georgia Bruce and Rumba the wonder horse have performed at events around Australia including:
- Equitana Australia (2001, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2013),
- Melbourne Cup 2008,
- Canberra EquineExpo 2009,
- Bendigo Equine Expo 2009,
- Beef Week 2009,
- International Society for Equitation Science Conference 2009,
- Opening Act Mareeba Rodeo 2011,
- Horse Home Show Caboolture Qld 2014.
- Agricultural Shows
- Rotary Field Days
- Charity Events
- Private Funtions
Rumba has his own facebook page with over 6000 fans.
Several videos featuring Rumba have gone viral. With one particular video being viewed over 50 million times on facebook.
Rumba has appeared in the News, TV, Magazines and Papers including:
The Courier Mail, The Cairns Post, Thats Life magazine, Horses and People Magazine, Horse Deals Magazine, The Horse Magazine, Equestrian Life Magazine.