Born in Palmerston North, NZ, Joshua Knight started riding at the age of 11 and progressed quickly to pony club and then onto show jumping. At the age of 19, Josh moved to Australia’s Gold Coast in QLD, and became a performer/stunt rider for the Australian Outback Spectacular show, which is where he and Skye met.

Josh and Skye had the opportunity to move to Tom Price in WA for two years, before following their passion for horses to North America. After spending time working with horses in Canada, the pair had the opportunity to join the team at the Australian Equine Performance Center in Midway, Kentucky.

Working for Dan James gave Josh many unique opportunities and the experience of working with a large range of horses, including warmbloods, thoroughbreds, quarterhorses and mustangs. Some of Josh’s main roles at the Center included starting the young horses under saddle and teaching them groundwork and liberty methods.

One of the highlights of Josh’s time in the USA was winning the Overall Champion, Crowd Favourite and Rookie awards at the Kentucky Mustang Makeover in Lexington with the mustang mare Bindi. Competitors only have 100 days with their horses (who are basically untouched wild horses) before the competition, and Bindi gave an incredible performance to win! Josh also competed in the Fort Worth Texas Mustang Makeover with another mustang to win the crowd favourite award and place 4th overall. Just before coming home to Australia, Josh successfully competed in a Colt Starting competition in Ohio to place second.

Now based in the Scenic Rim region of QLD’s South East, Josh and his partner Skye run their training and starting facility, Knights Equestrian.

Knights Equestrian caters for a wide variety of horses from many different disciplines, providing starting under saddle, problem solving, groundwork and lessons as well as general education.

Josh enjoys having the opportunity to provide horses with the best start possible to ridden life. He focuses on providing them with a solid foundation where they are relaxed in all aspects of their work.

His goal is to successfully compete in various cow horse competitions with his up and coming young horses.

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