About us

Fred Watkins is one of Australia's most renowned horse trainers. He is highly regarded for his horse training skills, and as a talented and engaging clinician. 

Having grown up in central Qld on a cattle station, Fred has been starting and riding horses for 25 years. He earned his reputation as a specialist horse trainer in WA running 'Watkins Horse Handlers' with his wife Rachel. 

Leaving behind a permanent 4 month wait list and over 5000 clients, Fred and Rachel left WA in 2016 for a sea change and are now based in the beautiful Scenic Rim region of South East Queensland. Fred offers at home training in between his busy interstate clinic schedule.

Watkins Horse Handlers is now based at 'Blakehurst' in Boonah, Qld, a gorgeous 160 acre polo property.