The owners

About Marie & Alain

“We are French people with two sons. After 25 years in New Caledonia, where we had a horse agistment and riding school with a French teacher, we moved to Australia, a dream of Alain for a long time ago.
All the family is a very good golf player, except me…

I have ridden in English equitation for a long time, since my childhood. In first time in English equitation (French Federal certificate: Galop 8, dressage and jumping).

I was a horse teacher during all my studies in my Equestrian Centre in France. In New Caledonia, I learned Western equitation with some famous Australian trainers.

I bought one gelding QH and later one mare QH who gave me a lovely foal.
I imported 10 years ago from Australia, one gorgeous paint horse mare by All The Right Moves x Tribulation. This wonderful mare was a regular on the show circuit for 8 years and is a winner in halter, showmanship, Hunter under saddle and Western Pleasure, trail etc.

In my homeland of New Caledonia, I successfully managed an agistment property / horse riding school. I have experience in Reining, Western Pleasure, Trail Horsemanship and HUS as well being an accomplished horse educator (break-in).”

– Marie

The land

A beautiful property

In May 2016 we purchased a beautiful horse property on 40 acres « Bellmere Lodge » racing stables with all facilities for racing stables, ideally located between Caboolture and picturesque Bribie Island, 45 min from Brisbane.
Peter Bell, the owner had 60 horses in training, so we have professional facilities to train horses in all disciplines.

« Bellmere Lodge » became « Paloma Equestrian Centre » so this property is able to accommodate every need of your horse with the following facilities:

  • 1 sand outdoor arena 80x40m
  • 1 sand indoor arena 60x20m with light
  • Large bay sheds for storage etc.
  • 45 paddocks
  • 60 large stables
  • 2 round yards
  • 1 race track 1,400m
  • 1 equine swimming pool
  • Tack rooms for owners horses
  • 3 large showers
  • 1 weight scale
  • Direct access to the forest
  • BBQ area for clinic, seminar, (all facilities)

Paloma Equestrian Equestrian offers agistment solutions and horse riding school with qualified coaches.

We extend a welcome to all current residents and future clients at Paloma Equestrian Centre.

Our staff

We have a great team of friendly staff and experienced coaches who all share a passion for horses and riding.

Meet our staff

Our hourses

We have horses, ponies, and foals. Our horses have different personalities offering a range of experience for all riding levels.

Meet our hourses