Welcome to my website.
My main focus is competition dressage, and I am interested in helping riders to improve their performance and scores using my own competition experience, combined with 30 years of training and teaching, plus my experience as a judge and my knowledge gained from training my own horse from a just backed 3 year old to successfully competing at Grand Prix.
My clients include affiliated dressage riders who have achieved Regional championship qualifications, riders looking to progress up the ladder, riders that would like to improve their basic dressage, and riders with no experience of dressage whatsoever.
I am a British Dressage registered trainer, a British Horse Society qualified and registered freelance instructor, a UKCC level 2 coach, a Grand Prix level rider and a List 5 Judge.
I am insured, DBS (CRB) checked, and have undertaken child protection training. As a registered BHS instructor, I attend bi-yearly First Aid updates and regular professional development days.
The key to a successful partnership is Communication. This is all about the aids and how they are applied, to enable your horse to understand what you want from it.
A horse that understands its boundaries and its rider's requirements is a happy horse, and a happy horse is a much nicer horse to ride.
All lessons are on your horse at your yard (or I can hire an arena for an additional fee) and are positive, encouraging and constructive. I will help you work on your position and your aids, in order to improve communication between you and your horse, and I will help you to choose which exercises will help you to improve and progress.
I am happy to teach a whole range of riders, including those that have never tried dressage, and I can help you to progress, whatever your level.
Rugby, Southam, Barby, Daventry, Kilsby,
Dunchurch, Braunston, Brinklow, Crick
... and other parts of Warwickshire & the Midlands ...