Paul Tapner, also known as TAPERZ, is an eventing rider who is an Australian eventing team member and previous winner of Badminton Horse Trials and other top international events. Paul is renowned as one of the very best cross country riders in the world. An extremely driven, hard working and likeable event rider, Paul is a regular face and consistent performer on both the UK and international eventing circuits. He is also heavily involved with the Event Rider Masters in the role of Digital Technical Coordinator.
Paul moved from Australia to the UK in 1999. He is well-known in the equestrian community for being hard-working and totally dedicated to his goals. Notwithstanding his competitive achievements, Paul is also a highly sought-after teacher and trainer to riders of all levels throughout the world. He runs the Tapner Eventing Team with his wife Georgina from their base at Wickstead Farm Equestrian Centre in Highworth, Wiltshire. Georgina also runs Wickstead Horseplay, a training and competition venue offering showjumping and cross-country on all-weather surfaces. Paul and Georgina have two children – a son Joshua and daughter Madison.
Please enjoy browsing this website to find out more about Paul, his horses, staff, owners, results and the options for training with him. You can also view photos in the gallery and videos on the videos page.