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Feel - Confidence - Results

Sliding Lodge Performance Horses is a horse training and coaching facility based in Quialigo, NSW owned by Matt and Andrea Charles. Matt has been training Reining horses and coaching riders of all disciplines for more than 15 years and has a passion for teaching people and their horses about body control, feel, good communication, awareness of your horses body and horse and rider confidence. 

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Matt travels all over the country doing clinics, teaching private lessons and also takes horses into his training program at home for Reining and Ranch fundamentals or preparation for the show pen.

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Sliding Lodge offers a variety of services;


  • Clinics based on Reining and/or Ranch Fundamentals 

  • Private Lessons

  • Ground Work

  • Full Time training

  • Showing

Matt can travel to your location depending on availability and also offers private or group lessons and clinics in our fully enclosed arena at our Quialigo facility. 

At Sliding Lodge, we welcome horses and riders of all abilities and disciplines and pride ourselves on helping riders learn feel, build confidence and experience results.


Sarah has improved not only in her self-confidence, but also her riding ability while having Matt Charles as her coach

Matt did a wonderful job starting groundwork with my filly, to set her up for later starting

Matt did a fab job with the kids at the reining youth clinic. Kids are madly saving to big reining horses now. Thanks Matt

Sliding Lodge is proudly sponsored by the following businesses.



Botanical Horse Care

Living Horses

Living Horses

Logo and Graphic Design. Horsehair jewellery and keepsakes. DIY and craft activities.

Stitch em on

Stitch em on

For all your embroidery needs

Living Horse Tails

Living Horse Tails

Handmade horsehair bracelets, jewellery and keepsakes


Winners are Grinners!

Country Scene

Saddlery & Pet


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