Sharn Wordley


A former Young Rider champion in his native New Zealand, Sharn Wordley went on to become one of the top 50 ranked show jumping riders in the world. He has represented New Zealand at the highest level of the sport, including at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™, and numerous Nations’ Cup team competitions. He has competed in 22 countries at some of the world’s most prestigious shows, such as CSIO5* Rome, Italy; CSIO5* Lummen, Belgium; CSIO5* Hickstead, England, and many others. In 2004, Sharn moved to the United States where he has consistently been at the top of the podium in grand prix competition. Sharn has also coached several athletes who have represented their countries in major games and World Cup Final competition.

In addition to his career as a successful rider and trainer, Sharn is proud of keeping his horses fit and healthy well into their late teens and even early twenties, including such notable mounts as Gatsby and Mr. Flannigan. He credits their longevity to riding on a Wordley Martin surface daily.

Craig Martin


Craig Martin has competed on four continents at some of the world’s best shows and was long listed to represent his native New Zealand at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. He worked and trained in Europe for more than a decade with some of the best in the business, including William Funnell, Tim Stockdale, and Barry Taylor, and has brought horses up through the levels from youngsters to grand prix. In 2004, Craig moved to the United States and has both competed and coached at several major North American competitions, including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Welllington, FL, and Spruce Meadows in Calgary, AB. He continues to compete at the grand prix level today.

Craig has leveraged his extensive riding experience to benefit Wordley Martin as the Director of Project Management. He is one of a select list of professionals worldwide who hold the title of Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) Approved Footing Specialist. In addition, Craig is a licensed realtor with Wellington Equestrian Realty, which complements the work he does with Wordley Martin. He also is a competitive Ironman and ultra-marathon athlete.