Ben is a graduate from the University of Queensland Veterinary School. Ben’s love of horses originates from both sides of his family. On the “Dam” side, his mother grew up on a remote cattle station “Mount House” in the Kimberly district of Western Australia in the 1950’s and 60’s where life on horseback was an everyday thing.
Later in life, Ben and his mother Robyn would study horsemanship at clinics in the 1990’s under the guidance of famous horseman Pat Parelli. In 1997 this inspired Ben to learn more about horse handling and psychology by completing a 3-month course with Pat Parelli in Colorado USA.
Ben’s father Brian grew up with a love of the gallopers and was involved with racing at an early age before becoming a successful breeder and owner of thoroughbreds at Enterprise Stud, based in Beaudesert, Queensland.
Dr Ben’s equine veterinary skills have been acquired through many years practicing in the Gold Coast, Scenic Rim and Brisbane areas. He has also spent time as a reproductive intern at Irish Studs Rathbarry and Ballylinch; as well as Australian Studs Newhaven Park and Oaklands; and as an associate Veterinarian at Manly Road Equine Veterinary Hospital, Wilsons Equine Veterinary Services, Dr Philip Jefferies (Gold Coast racetrack) and Michael Higgins Veterinary Surgery. In the last 2 years Ben has competed with his ex racehorse Red Carnelian at local one day events and is loving it