Antoinette Foster Bachelor of Nutrition 1975, Dip. Nut. 1978 , Equine Nutritional Therapist 1979, Medical Herbalist 2003, Advanced Diploma Nutritional Therapy Genetics 2015, Product Formulator
Year started at Hi Form: 1990
Favourite thing about your job: Helping clients with their horses and the fact that I still love what I do!
Hometown: Adelaide Home at the moment: Langwarrin Victoria.
Favourite childhood horse memory: Riding my first pony.
How did you get involved with horses? My mum and dad used to ride, and we would head up to Sheoak Hill riding school in Adelaide.
Do you have horses now? If yes, how many and tell us a bit about them? Yes, I own one horse Coffee who is an 11-year-old warmblood by Fidertanz out of a Contango 11 mare.
Who is your favourite horse as a kid? Mr Ed, I think, and now? Probably Coffee, he is simply divine. I just have to learn to ride such big movement.
What do you like to do in your spare time? Listen to music, read, ride, and soon swim, which I just love and have missed for years. I also love walking the dog.
What is your favourite movie? Intouchables I loved this movie, it was simply wonderful.
What is your favourite book? I like a lot of books, mostly technical, but I also like books that are just plain trashy, nothing beats a trashy book if you just don’t want to think!
Tell us something people might be surprised to know about you? I used to sing in a band, yeah, I was okay at and still love a bit of a sing. I also used to play guitar.
Started at HiForm: March 2017.
People should contact you about: Nutrition, diet profiling and information on products.
Tell us a bit about your own horses: Salsa: 14 year old WB x ISH. My first horse, I was lucky enough to find Salsa as a 2-year old, we have taught each other a lot over the years and have been involved in everything from endurance rides to competing in local dressage competitions and even trick training!
Romeo: 2 year old WB stallion, bred from my heart horse Salsa.
Greg (pictured): 8 yr old Friesian cross, ex-carriage horse, turned best friend.
Favourite horse memory: My favourite horse memory would be going on a spontaneous night ride and relying on my horses sense of direction to find our way home.
What do you do on a day off? If I’m not busy studying, I’m usually spending time with my horses or seeing friends.
Favourite thing about working for Hi Form: My favourite thing about working for Hi Form is that I can combine my two biggest passions in life; that of nutritional medicine and animal health, and help clients give their animals the best foundations to health and well-being.
I have been a qualified Naturopath since 2006 where I started in Whittlesea and now Diamond Creek. I went back to study Equine Herbal Medicine as this was the balance that I was looking for and have conducted consultation since 2017. Natural medicine has been part of my life since I was young and I just love consulting with my patients to regain their health and vitality.
Certificate in Horse Husbandry 1993, VCAH
Advanced Certificate in Horse Studies (Breeding) 1996, NMCT
Diploma of Naturopathy 2006, Laws College of Naturopathy
Diploma of Iridology 2006, Laws College of Naturopathy
Certificate of Equine Herbal Medicine 2017, Victoria Ferguson
Year started at Hi Form: 2021
People should contact
you about: Product information, nutrition,
Tell us a bit about
your own horses: I started at a riding school in Diamond Creek
and I had the pick of the bunch with the horses and ponies. Then mum and dad
bought me a surprise my mare Cuddles who was simply amazing, we could do
anything with her. She really was little miss personality. Now I have my rescue horse Arrow an OTT
TB mare who I simply adore. She is everything to me. We have taught each other so much during
our time together.
Favourite horse memory: Trail riding around the Diamond
Valley and on the hot days swimming with the horses in a
Neighbour's dam with his pet emu running around.
What do you do on a
day off? I am usually with my horse or
my cats, or my puppy or down the beach with family.
Favourite thing about working
for Hi Form: The
balance of treating horses and humans to regain their health to be the best
that they can be. It is so rewarding being on the health journey with them and
to see their progress
Year started at Hi Form: 2015
Tell us a bit about your own horses: Artemis (pictured) Welsh Cob mare who is regular in the show ring.
Dante: Welsh pony, Cob-type, who likes dressage and navigation rides.
Jagger: My cheeky young Welsh who will hopefully make a great allrounder.
Lollipop: The pony I inherited!
Paddy: the sensitive donkey.
Something most people wouldn't know about you: I dabble in kids entertainment, face-painting and balloon twisting.
What do you do on your day off? I try and spend it with all the ponies and my husband! I do like to explore the trails in our area, on foot and horseback.
What is your favourite part about working at Hi Form?
The variety of the tasks, no two days are the same! A challenge, but never boring!
Years at Hi Form: 5 years
Tell us a bit about your own Horses: I have two lovely boys. Woody and Sam. Woody is a
Thoroughbred and Sam an Overo Paint. We enjoy taking them out trail riding on the weekends.
Relaxing and having a bit of fun.
Favourite Horse related memory: Taking my horse to the beach early in the morning. Riding along
the sand followed by a swim. So much fun
Something most people wouldn’t know about you: Not much – maybe that I am a singer and sang
in bands when I was younger.
What do you do on a day off? Depending on the weather it could be - Riding, Skiing, Kayaking,
Hiking, or working outside in the Garden. I love the outdoors and keeping active.
Favourite thing about working for Hi Form. The staff at Hi Form are lovely to work with and easy to
get along with.
If I need any advice for my horses and even for my personal health Antoinette is awesome and
always happy to help.
And I love the product