No horsing around for teen off to Malaysia

NATASHA French never dreamed of riding horses in Malaysia.

But the 17 year old equine student from Wangaratta is thrilled at the prospect.

Ms French is one of three students from Wangaratta’s National Centre for Equine Education (NCEE) travelling to Malaysia next month as part of a newly established teaching partnership with the country.

Growing up around horses and riding from the age of three, Ms French said she loves the friendship horses offer and is keen to learn about another culture’s interaction with the animal.

“It’ll be good to go over there (Malaysia) and see what the industry is like and meet a lot of other people with the same passion as me,” she said.

The students will travel with NCEE’s Gaye Gauci-Marchant who said the opportunity to take students to Malaysia arose out of her role in helping to build the equine industry in Malaysia.

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