I started riding age 5 at a trekking centre on a
Shetland pony! After having lessons and learning
to jump I started to ride in show hunters and workers.
I worked at various showing, jumping, dealing yards and
riding schools and got as much riding experience as
possible, being small and brave I was always first choice for breaking and riding youngsters. I also took my BHS exams up to intermediate instructor level.
I started getting involved with dressage and never
looked back. It’s so rewarding and such a great
progressive and a structured way of training.
I’ve been lucky to have some great horses to ride
both training and competing and I’m always on the
look out for more!
I have competed numerous young horses at the start of their career in young horse and novice/elem classes. I have trained horses up to int II level and ridden up to grand prix on schoolmasters. I've had a lot of experience and success competing in the Young Horse Classes, being placed in all the young horse finals with different horses and also winning the International Young Dressage Horse at HIckstead 2013.
I have also had great influence from various trainers and judges. Also a big help for my horses is Karen Mather and Anna Woods of Cumbria Equine Physiotherapy. And sponsorship from Saddles Direct and The Contact People..
WHAT DO I DO
I split my time between teaching and riding and judging. I travel throughout lancashire running clinics and freelance teaching. I also take horses for breaking, training, long reining, schooling, competing and sale, based at a yard in Heapy.
I have a wide range of clients from people who just want to ride better and work towards their first unaffiliated test to riders qualifying for regional and national championships up to advanced level. I have a very sympathetic but structured training and have vast experience in young/novice horses.
I have many successful clients achieving Trailblazers, Petplan, and British Dressage Regional and National placings and also successful showing riders placed at HOYS and RIHS and CHAPS.