Matt & Ben Melham after Escado's win in the 2013 SA Derby
Matt & Ben Melham after Escado's win in the 2013 SA Derby

Matt has been involved in the education and training of horses internationally and within Australia. His expertise in training and re-educating difficult horses, using the philosophies based on the training principles of long time mentor, Dr Andrew McLean of the Australian Equine Behaviour Centre has given him the skills to break them in and to understand and address problems that others can’t.

Matt took out a trainers’ licence in 2004. His desire to maximize a horse’s ability, coupled with his understanding of the horse’s psychology makes Matt an all-round horseman with a widely respected reputation within the industry.

His hard work and dedication to becoming the best in the business is providing great results already, with many metropolitan winners to his name and his first stakes success when The Travelling Man had an all the way win the Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield on 26 January 2012.

Some of his other Stakes Winning Horses include:-

Other significant winners include:-


Owners & Staff - Derby Day 2017
Owners & Staff - Derby Day 2017

At Carringbush Park we provide your horse with the best of care at all times and our staff are fully qualified, paying close attention to the individual needs of our horses.

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