About Nash

From a young age, Nash was brought up with horses, dogs and cats at their Horse Stud Farm in Iran, where the family stud farm bred and raced Thoroughbred and Arab horses. The farm also bred Doberman's & German Shepards, they also had Persian cats. Nash loved working with animals and everything about their care. She continued caring for thoroughbred breeding and yearling race horses in Ireland (Darley and Irish National Stud) to traveling to the UK to embark on a scholarship in race management with highly accomplished trainer Brian Meehan at Swettenham Stud (won the Kentucky Derby, Ascot and Dubai World Cup in 1 year alone!) to finally arriving on our shores here in NZ to manage a boutique Thoroughbred stud farm, Nash has seen and done it all. 

Nash realised that, just like human athletes, performance animals require physical therapy and preventative care in order to remain in top competitive shape. After noticing a distinct lack of musculoskeletal care practitioners for animals here, Nash undertook additional training to become a specialist care-giver:  

Training & Education

  • The Vluggen Institute for Equine Osteopathy and Education EDO (2019-2022 Germany)
  • Skeletal alignment (Australia 2018)
  • Accredited Australasian Saddle Fitters Association Course 2016-2017  (level 1)
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture & Acupressure for Equine & Canine wellness and Performance - (Australia) (2015-2017)
  • Therapeutic Laser Therapy Workshop (2017)
  • Equine & Canine Acupuncture course with Dr Gilchrest  – Australia (2015)
  • Equine & Canine Kinesiology Taping Course (2015)
  • 3 day Full Horse Dissections with Sharon May Davis 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019 
    Biomechanics & Advanced Biomechanics Workshops with Sharon May Davis - 2015 & 2016
  • Intensive course with Dr Kerry Ridgeway on Acupuncture/ Acupressure for Equine Wellness & performance -  NZ (2014)
  • 3-day Intensive Veterinary Dissection Workshop on Muscles, Fascia, Skeletal System, Internal Organs and Acupuncture Fascial trains – NZ (2014)
  • Equus College of Learning & Research bridging course (Cat & Canine Muscle Release Therapy)  - Australia 1 yr. Course (2013)
  • Equus College of Learning & Research (Equine Muscle Release Therapy) Australia 2 yr. Course (2010-2012)
  • Irish National Stud; Thoroughbred Breeding course. Ireland 2005
  • John Durkan Scholarship in Race Management. UK (2yrs) 2005-2007

Nash is based in the Waikato region, and her clients range from some of NZ’s most well-known racing stables to Grand Prix performance and eventing horses, to RDA horses (Riding for the Disabled) and general riding ponies.  

Nash says, “My willingness to continue to educate myself means I enjoy working and learning from the people around me who also work with horses in their own specialised fields.”

Book Nash now to sort out a customised treatment plan for your animal


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