Coach-GP Freestyle Rider-Judge
I am a currently a British Dressage Judge list 3, having come a long way from joining Tameside Pony Club at the age of 7 yrs on a pony loaned from the local riding school. It was from this riding school where I found a love of jumping, which after many years and on my own horses, I show jumped competitively BSJA Foxhunter.
In the late 90’s I got the dressage bug after competing my boss’ horse ‘Big Sam’ at the Riding Club Music Championships; I found going sideways both interesting and tricky so wanted to learn more. A chance lesson with Gareth Hughes in 2000 led to me training with him weekly for 3 yrs.
I have been lucky enough to feature centre spread in Cheshire Life magazine, front cover of H&H and the prestigious British Dressage magazine, so was absolutely thrilled to be interviewed by Carl Hester for the Horse & Country tv channel.
My achievements have been to represent British Dressage England Teams on 9 occasions, becoming elementary champion, medium reserve champion and advanced medium champion on Bon John. I have also had the top 5 placings for 2 seasons at PSG and wins at Inter I including freestyle.
In 2018 I achieved a personal goal to compete at Inter II whilst strengthening Bee with the grand prix movements. In my spare time I designed my own grand prix floor plan whilst listening to some new music ideas to suit us both.
A New Year and my dream goal has finally come true by competing in my first grand prix freestyle with Bee.
My journey with Bee is now complete – from starting her as a 3 yr old from the field I have trained her myself up the levels; Prelim – Novice – Badminton Young Horse Finals as a 4 and 5 yr old – Elementary – Medium – Advanced Medium – PSG – Inter I – Inter II !!
I believe in just ‘getting out there’ and not worrying about making mistakes …. and I only ever compete against myself !!
- List 3 British Dressage Judge including British Eventing and Pony Club
- BD UK Accredited Coach
- Currently competing at Inter 2 including freestyle at Inter 1
- Represented England Teams on many occasions including PSG level
- British Dressage fully registered and insured
- Previously competed BS Foxhunter and HOYS show/working hunter
- Current first aid certified
- Safeguarding & Protection of Children certified
- Mobile: 07775610170