Lorraine Merry

EFA NCAS Level 11 Dressage Coach, FEI Competitor

Lorraine Merry was born in Melbourne Victoria and has been involved with horses for the past 40 years.

At the age of 24 Lorraine travelled overseas to Enzesfeld in Austria to further her knowledge with horses with the British Horse Society.

Upon completing her course in Austria, she travelled to England and attained a Horse Masters Certificate with the British Horse Society.  Upon returning to Australia Lorraine taught various Pony Clubs in Victoria.

After marrying and raising four sons Lorraine became more involved in the Dressage field and begun training with various instructors namely, John McNamara, Clements Dirks, Mary Hanna, Manola Mendez, and Glennis Barrie.

Lorraine and her husband Reg Merry owned ‘Merrypark Equestrian Centre’ in Greenvale, Victoria for a period of 10 years from 1994 to 2003.  In early 2003 Reg and Lorraine moved to Eumundi on the Sunshine Coast to establish ‘Merrypark Equestrian Centre’ once again.

Lorraine Merry leads a young rider for a lesson

Lorraine Merry leads a young rider for a lesson

  • Lorraine is currently competing at FEI level
  • Level 11 Dressage Coach with the NCAS EFA

Merrypark Riding Arenas & Facilities

  • 20 x 60 metre fully covered sand dressage arena with lights for night riding.
  • 30 x 50 metre sand show jumping arena.
  • 20 metre sand round yard.
  • Riding trails around the perimeter of property.
  • Large feed and tack room with lights.
  • 5 fully covered and concrete tie-up bays with lights for night purposes.
  • 3 wash bays – 2 hot water and 1 cold water.
  • 6 day yards.
  • Free float parking
  • All paddocks have bayco and electric fencing.