Meet the Kentaur team!

Lucy Galovicova – Director

Lucy Galovicova

Lucy Galovicova is an equestrian entrepreneur originally from Slovak Republic.

Having moved to Australia at the age of 17, Lucy realised there was a gap in the Australian market for premium, international-standard equestrian gear at a reasonable price.

Growing up with horses in Europe, Lucy was lucky enough to be exposed to some of the best equestrian brands in the world. KenTaur quickly became her firm favourite; not only was the gear designed and tested by international riders, but everything was manufactured to the highest standard (without being ridiculously priced).

Thus, in 2004, Lucy established Kentaur Australia. The business has now grown to become one of the most prominent premium equestrian retailers in Australia, with further plans for growth in the future.

Lucy’s keen interest in breeding has also resulted in the development of ‘Kentaur Australia Performance Horses’, which aims to breed international quality horses for the modern rider. She has been a successful show jumping competitor in Western Australia for well over a decade.

With a background in accounting (she is a Chartered Accountant), Lucy takes care of the monetary side of the business as well as the day-to-day running of it.

Abigail Melia – Head of Sales and Enquiries

Abigail Melia

Abigail Melia is our talented sales and customer relations whiz.

Abi joined the Kentaur team in 2013, and we have never looked back! She brings to the table her approachable and bubbly personality that makes her a firm favourite with customers. Her background in sales combined with her knowledge of our products (many of which she uses herself and on her own horse, Syd), make her the perfect person for the job.

Katelyn Prendiville – Marketing Director

Katelyn Prendiville

Katelyn Prendiville is a keen show jumper and digital marketer from Western Australia.

Having joined the Kentaur team in 2015, Katelyn now runs the day-to-day marketing as well as helping with the online store.With a marketing and communications degree under her belt, Katelyn also has 3 years of corporate marketing experience, and is passionate about helping to grow the business.

She also competes in show jumping, competing up to 1.35m on her Irish Sport Horse, as well as bringing on two young Kentaur horses (one of which she recently purchased!).

Melissa Versteegen – Sales Consultant

Melissa Versteegen

Melissa Versteegen is one of our fabulous Sales Consultants based in Western Australia.

Coming from a show horse background, she joined the Kentaur team in 2013. Her extensive experience in the hacking circles Australia wide combined with her ability to turn the mobile shop into a shopper’s delight make her a valued addition to the team! She also has years of experience dealing with junior riders; her daughter Chloe being one of the most successful junior riders in the state.

Joan Harris – Victorian agent

Joan Harris is our Victorian agent as well as a qualified saddle fitter.

Joan gained her expertise in the tack and riding equipment field over many years in the industry. She has worked extensively both within Australia as well as overseas, and is well qualified to help with the saddle selection and fitting process. East coast clients are welcome to contact Joan regarding Kentaur saddles.

 

The Kentaur team out and about!