Equathon is owned and operated by triple Olympian, Alex Watson, and his wife Rebecca.
Our home is in the Noosa area on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Our clients benefit from our decades of international equine experience, as well as the natural assets of this region with its diversity of beach, bushland and hinterland.
Our aim is to bring people and horses together in rewarding relationships, and our clients range from elite equestrians, to people just looking for special vacation experiences with safe horses.
Equathon was named 2011 Adventure Tour Operator of the Year at the Queensland Tourism Awards, and is ranked in the top 15 horse riding tours in the world by CNN International.
Equathon’s Australian Stock Horses are skillfully trained and are experienced in all our locations, including the Noosa Trail Network, Noosa North Shore, and a diverse range of other stunning trails across the Sunshine Coast.
We offer hourly, group, private, overnight and week-long adventure packages as well as horse riding lessons and coaching for riders of all abilities.
During Alex’s career as a pentathlete he was Australian national champion a record number of eight times, and was selected for four consecutive Olympic Games – Moscow (1980), Los Angeles (1984), Seoul (1988) and Barcelona (1992).
In late 2003 Alex moved to Noosa on the Queensland Sunshine Coast to pursue new ventures in sport and tourism including the development of Equathon.
Alex has been involved in Olympic sport as both a competitor and organiser including being a mentor of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Organising Committee. In February 2009 he was appointed to the Planning and Management Team for the new Queensland State Equestrian Centre to be built at Caboolture in South East Queensland.
Alex operates Equathon with his wife Rebecca and together they have two wonderful children, Saxon (24) and Milani (16). They love living on the Sunshine Coast and being able to share their love and passion for horses and horse riding with people from all over the world.