Welcome to Danish Australian Riding Connection.

Situated on the Mornington Peninsula together with Hagen Lodge & Arnwood Stud, DARC offers instruction, tuition and training. We specialise in Pony Dressage offering a wide array of horses from Arnwood Stud New Forest. We aim to help the rider and horse to achieving harmony and excellence. Based on the Danish riding system; this unique system has proved both popular and successful here in Australia. We aim on helping the individual horse to achieve correct balance to release its full potential, creating a routine to help the horse stay relaxed and healthy. For more information on horses/ponies for sale please contact us. Alternatively look at Arnwoods website for a wide selection.

Our Team

Donald McCulloch

Donald started his riding career in Australia. In 2003 – 2006 he studied at the Danish Riding Federation under the instruction of Per Skærbæk at Priess Stutteri in Mors Denmark. He completed 2 years of the DRF Berider education becoming the second Australian ever to do so. He later was assigned to head young horse coach at Sports Riding Club Thisted Denmark from 2007 to 2009. In 2009 – 2010 he worked under the instruction of Bjarne Elefsen for Danish Carat Horse Team, where he refined his skills for competition and training. A level 1 IQEQ International instructor for both dressage and jumping, Donald enjoys establishing the foundations of riding and horse develpoment for competition & the ambitious rider. Teaching from beginer to advanced.

Lessons available @ 80 dollars per session plus travelling, contact through email or 0459037039


Camilla Hansen

Camilla grew up with horses and from a young age made her impact on the Danish riding scene. Achieving Danish State Champion for pony dressage at an early age she expanded her career and spent 6 months training under Per Skærbæk were she trained her recently imported Danish Warmblood – Cajun Bird to Prix St. George. She later went on to undertake the training course at DRF for Berider studies. With a succession of competition titles on a variety of horses, Camilla expanded her career to making a name for herself on the Danish competition circuit. She currently competes, specialising in Pony dressage and establishing horses for the competition ring.


Ann Taylor

Ann is the owner of the Beautiful Hagen Lodge. With A lifetime experience of working with Horses and World Champion with German Sheppard, her expert knowledge in breeding and competition is a driving force with DARC. Ann is the key to keeping all the animals looking fantastic and healthy. Specialising in individual dietry needs and utilizing supplements and minerals to help the horse be in its most top condition.