Paul Tapner was a Professional International Eventing Rider for over 20 years, with accolades including numerous Australian Eventing Team representations, a winner of Badminton Horse Trials and also many other top international events. Paul was renowned as one of the very best cross country riders in the world. Paul has ben involved with the Pony Club both as a member in his youth and as a coach throughout his whole career. He now works full time for the Event Rider Masters as the Series’ Chief Operations Director.
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.