Welcome to Barton Equine

Barton Equine is located in Little River, Victoria, Australia.  Our primary focus is producing and campaigning quality young showjumping horses from 3 & 4 year olds through to Grand Prix level.

Jess grew up in Warrnambool, Victoria, the home of jumps racing in Australia.  Her career began in the show ring at age 7 and she spent years travelling the country competing.  Her love of Thoroughbreds started as a teenager producing and campaigning a number of horses off the track through to Horse of the Year and Royal Show wins.  After winning the 2006 Barastoc Horse of the Year at age 18, Jess decided to retire from the show ring, this is when her showjumping career commenced.

In 2008 Jess groomed for Laurie Lever at the Beijing Olympics, held in Hong Kong gaining much exposure into what it takes to manage horses as athletes travelling and competing at the highest level. Jess has worked and trained with a number of top Showjumping riders and trainers around Australia and Germany

Jess is now a Grand Prix and World Cup Showjumper who is renowned for her ability to educated and produce young showjumping horses through to the top level and she has now turned her hand to racing.

Jess places a lot of importance on the education of their team of race horses.  With the view that it not only improves the way in which the horses can be conditioned but also makes the jockey’s job both on the flat and over jumps, much easier race day.

Little River

Situated 30 minutes from Melbourne CBD the training facilities at Little River are ideal for those who live or work in the city and still want the convenience of having their horses close by.  The agistment facilities available at Barton Equine in Little River are of a very high standard and the care and maintenance of all horses on the property are second to none.

Summary of Facilities

  • 40m x 60m Indoor Arena
  • 35m x 60m Flood lit outdoor arena with all weather surface
  • 6 Horse walker
  • Round Yard
  • 15 Stables
  • 10 post and rail day yards
  • 20+ day paddocks in both post and rail and diamond mesh fencing
  • Automatic water feeds to all paddocks
  • Hot/Cold Wash bay
  • Modern accommodation available for riders
  • Individual tack rooms for agistees
  • Washing machine for horse rugs and accessories
  • Truck/Float Wash Facilities

Summary of Services

  • Agistment – Temporary and Permanent
  • Accommodation
  • Training – Temporary and Permanent
  • Lessons – Group and Private
  • Clinics
  • Clipping – Full Body, Trace Clipping or General Trimming
  • Plating and General Show Preparation
  • Equine Rehabilitation
  • Equine Post-operative Care and Rehabilitation
  • Truck/Float washing service for clients


Please feel free to leave enquiries below or email or call Jess.

Email: bartonequine@bigpond.com
Phone: 0407 308 390

Address: 105 Malcolm Rd, Little River, Vic 3211

There are currently vacancies for horses on training and agistment.

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  1. Hi my name is Emily Lloyd, I’m currently moving to Melboure in June/July sometime. I ave a horse who is a 8yr old Thoroughbred gelding and I do show jumping with him. I’m training with Grant Hughes in the Canberra. I would really like to move to somewhere professional and wherei could get lessons too. Just wanted to see f you had any agistment spots available for a stable and ideally a paddock during the day.

    Many Thanks


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