Team Performance

Happiness, contentment and success in life can be essentially boiled down to the presence of two things: uncompromising insistence on a superior quality of life and the committed nurturing of meaningful relationships. Quality of life might just as well be the Mulawa mantra – it is abundantly evident in the fabric of daily routine and pervasive at every level of the program. In terms of relationships, these are utterly dependent on people, and the people that comprise the essential Mulawa team are amongst the finest horsepersons and humans anyone should ever have the good fortune to meet.


Greg Farrell Jr.    "Mr. Mulawa"

Greg is by nature very hands-on – activity done translates into learning and understanding – and he still applies this essential quality to the horses with ambitious zeal and earnest dedication. Greg is a natural horseman – his innate affection for and confident ease with horses is readily apparent in his daily interaction with the horses at every level. Although Greg’s primary vocational responsibility has always been Managing Director of Federal Group (the highly successful and widely respected Australian owned family business and the world’s second oldest hotel group), he always finds quality time for the horses. He remains integrally involved with all the handling and training of the Mulawa Arabians, from early breaking through the professional turn out of top level show ring performers in hand.

(Pictured with ADVANTAGE MI


Julie Farrell    "Mrs. Mulawa"

Julie oversees every aspect of Mulawa Performance, from breeding plans, growing youngsters, saddle training and equine health. Julie's passion, commitment and drive ensure the programme performs at an optimum level.

(Pictured with KARMAA)


Jane Farrell    "Ms. Mulawa"

Jane is a beacon of positive energy and support and the perpetual and untiring cheerleader for all things Mulawa. For years, Jane has served behind the scenes as the official Mulawa spokesperson – designing ads, articles, promotional material, stallion cards, etc. and utilizing her innate intelligence, creativity and compassion to relate the Mulawa success story as it unfolds. Jane, who often modestly understates her crucial contribution, is also the official resident photographer/videographer, a role which is taken very seriously and the results of which, are without fail, first class.

(Pictured with CHANCE TO DANCE)


Katharine Farrell    "Miss Mulawa"

Kate has grown up with a great interest in and affinity for horses of all disciplines. She has had particular success with the Mulawa-bred purebred Arabian gelding PROCLAIM, a ten-time Australian Champion across nine different divisions, in addition to the Arabian Warmblood SUMMERZAR IMAGERY, with whom Kate enjoyed Championship success at Australian Interschools, as well as OWENDALE LEMON TWIST, one of the most accomplished Hunter ponies in the country. Kate's current partnership is with the imported Hanoverian gelding LUXOR 118. Competing at Grand Prix level, together Kate and Luxor have become the most successful and highest scoring Under 25 combination in Australia, winning several consecutive FEI Under 25 individual and Freestyle tests.

(Pictured with LUXOR 118 & Ty) 


Riley Alexander    Dressage Head Trainer

Riley is a talented horseman & rider who now heads Mulawa Performance as one of Australia's brightest aspiring talents in the elite sport of Dressage. Riley has been an integral part of Team Mulawa's success since 2015, joining the Team from Brett Parbery Performance, and has been chiefly responsible for the success of the ABER HALLO 29 get as they continue to achieve across all equine disciplines.

(Pictured with ABER SIENNA) 


Cindy Barnes Performance Team Assistant

Cindy Barnes assists with horse management at the Mulawa Performace Facility at Ambition. In her daily routine, she is responsible for the daily care, feeding and conditioning of the stellar performance team.

(Pictured with LARENSO)


Lena Seiler  Performance Team Assistant

Lena joined Mulawa Performance in May 2016. Lena is responsible for the daily care and welfare of the Warmblood horses from Weanlings to the Grand Prix performance horses. Lena is studying Equine Sports Massage.

(Pictured with ABER SOLUTELY MI)


Kathryn Morgan  Performance Team Assistant

Joining Team Performance at the beginning of 2018, Kathryn was previously an invaluable member of our Halter Team for many years.  She is now responsible for handling our up and coming younger prospects. Her knowledge and natural gifts as a horse person make her a wonderful addition to the team.

(Pictured with ARCHANGEL MI)


Tahlia Coliero    Performance Team Assistant

From a very young age, Tahlia has completed at not only state but also the national level. From these past experiences, Tahlia aspires to become a top dressage rider and trainer. She is honoured to be apart of the Team Mulawa at such a young age, with so much opportunity ahead.

(Pictured with ABER SIENNA MI)


John Thompson  Performance  Coach

Recognised in Australia and New Zealand as an incredible equestrian, John Thompson joined Team Performance at the beginning of 2018 to assist Riley and Katharine with preparing for competition, and training our growing number of performance horses. John’s effervescent personality, professional manner and extraordinary capabilities are an absolute complement to the performance program.

(Pictured with ABER FONTAINE MI) 


Bill Catt    General Manager | Operations , Projects & Properties

Bill Catt is the General Manager for all four facilties - Mulawa & Ambition in Sydney and Alabama & Cronk Coar in Aberdeen. Bill has been an essential partner in Mulawa's success for several years. Every detail of facility management, maintenance and improvement falls under his capable jurisdcition.

(Pictured with TS AL MALIK)


Paul Stockman    Mulawa Farm Manager

Overseeing the daily operation at Mulawa & Ambition in Sydney is farm manager Paul Stockman. Paul is essential in ensuring all the horses in residence, which include the Mulawa Show Teams (both Halter & Performance) and all the Mulawa Chief Sires, enjoy the best possible care on a daily basis.

(Pictured with Katie Smith & FAME MAKER R)

Vince & Karen Falzon    Alabama & Cronk Coar Farm Managers

The husband/wife team of Vince & Karen Falzon manage the Alabama & Cronk Coar operations in Aberdeen. Vince & Karen bring years of experience and expertise to the operations at Alabama & Cronk Coar. No detail is left unnoticed under their watchful eye.

Alissa Johnson    Alabama Horse Supervisor

Alissa Johnson oversees all horse management at Alabama & Cronk Coar. Alissa is responsible for all daily care of both the purebred and recipient mare herds, as well as each annual foal crop. Alissa also assists Daniel in overseeing all reproduction and breeding management.

(Pictured with ALWAYS AN ANGEL)


Cameron Bonney    Weaning Management

While international horseman Cameron Bonney heads up the halter training team in the Arabian division, he is also indispensable as the weaning manager. Nearly all of the 25+ foals born each season, Warmblood & Arabian alike, are first handled by Cameron during the industry-renowned & universally respected weaning process.

(Pictured with ALIGN MI)

Glen Thorne

Glen Thorne Feed Management

Glen Thorne oversees the management of daily feed formulation for all horses in residence at Mulawa and Ambition. His careful attention to detail ensures the Mulawa show horses on both Team Halter and Performance receive optimal and cutting-edge nutrition.