About Carol Heuchan
"A woman with strength and determination who has overcome the odds"
Carol is a true Australian. Her home is in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, but she spends a considerable amount of time abroad. She is an Entertainer, Poet, Writer, Compere, MC, Broadcaster, Horse Events Commentator and Guest Speakerwith wide appeal.
Carol’s passion and career in the highly competitive world of horses, started from the very humblest of beginnings and went on to success at the highest level. She competed at thirty four Royal Easter Shows and is an internationally qualified judge in a variety of equine categories.
Since 2010, she has been the Main Arena Roving Commentator at the Royal Easter Show, Sydney NSW Australia.
Carol’s first book, in 2003, led her to the world of Bush Poetry and took her on an amazing, ‘rags to riches’ journey from the stable to the stage. In 2004, she won the most lucrative prize in poetry history – a thirty four thousand dollar tractor (which she says she still can’t drive for nuts)!
Twice Australian Bush Poetry Champion, nine times Laureate winner (including twice Performer of the Year), five award winning books, five award winning CDs and umpteen Literary Awards are to her credit.
Carol featured in the ABC series, ‘Bush Slam’ hosted by H.G. Nelson. She was also on the winning team in the World Poetry Debate and to date has completed seven successful performance tours to the United States and Canada. Carol’s true Australian character and inspirational background, creative talent, amazing memory, keen wit and natural communication skills keep her in demand throughout Australia and overseas.
It has not been all plain sailing. Carol has had to cope with huge personal tragedy as well as having to overcome considerable opposition and ‘workplace bullying’ of an incredible nature. She is inspirational as a motivational speaker.
Her down to earth Aussie character, her extraordinary ability to ‘connect’ with people from all walks of life and of all ages, her life story, her poetry – hilarious and heart wrenching – has audiences enthralled. All of this talent is coupled with affordable fees to make Carol a much sought after speaker and entertainer for both events and conferences, large and small.