Horses have played a very large part of my life since I learnt to ride aged 7. I spent many of my early riding days as an avid member of the Mid Surrey Pony Club where I undertook the various Pony Club Tests and worked my way up and achieved the highest H test pass. I decided to make horses my career, much to my parents dismay.
I was awarded the BHSAI and worked in various yards, teaching and schooling. I then went on to take and pass my BHSII under the guidance of Marie Stokes FBHS and Carol Green BHSI. It was here that I expanded my understanding and knowledge of running a competition and training yard and progressed my knowledge and skills of dressage and jumping. After working in a couple of other yards I went on to manage a livery and riding school for 8 years.
However, I felt that I wanted to concentrate more on individual client's needs. In 2004, I decided to set up my freelance business, which has steadily grown over the years, mainly by word of mouth, and I have finally decided to join the computer age and the 21st Century, hence this website! It is also a window to showcase how I work.
The horses that I have owned have also played a large part in shaping my horsey life, ranging from my first Welsh Mountain Section A, an Irish cob, Irish Thoroughbred, Ex-racehorse, KWPN mare and now my current imported Westphalian youngster, and it is through them all, and all of my client's horses, and their different training levels and needs, behaviours and characters, that I have formed Ethical Horse and Rider Training.
I am a fully qualified, insured and Accredited Professional BHSII and I also have:-
Current First Aid Certificate
Safeguarding Children Certificate.
Attend Continual Professional Development training.
Current DBS status
In addition, I am also:-
An Accredited Ride With Your Mind Coach
Qualified to build British Showjumping Club Courses.
I am expanding my own knowledge, skills and responses to the unbacked and pretty much unhandled youngster purchased in September 2016. I am very excited about this journey with my new mare. This has brought me to further expand upon my groundwork skills and I now have personal experience of Jason Webb and his starting of young horses and further groundwork skills, from Tristan Tucker. Both these trainers are incredibly talented in what they do, and both carry forward easily into ridden work. I have been fortunate to use their methods for the education of my youngster. Tristan's work being invaluable in training her to handled a variety of situations. She has come along way and I am forever increasing my skillbase. We have just started our competitive journey with British Dressage. Never one to stop learning, I am thrilled to have found Klaus Schoneich and his Anatomically Correct Horsemanship system, the biomechanics of the horse for straightness and soundness. Another pathway opens to help the horse learn to correct it’s inborn crookedness so it can carry the rider without damaging it’s body.
I will always continue to progress my own training through a carefully selected range of highly skilled and knowledgeable equestrians. This means that I take part in and attend courses, conventions, training days and clinics.