I am a British Dressage Accredited Coach and Youth Assessor. UKCC L3 qualified, fully insured, Safeguarding trained and checked and First Aid Qualified.
I teach a range of clients at all levels from 'never tried dressage' to affiliated competitors (Prelim to Advanced). I am happy to travel to your yard or welcome you to my own facilities where I have a 20 x 60 floodlit arena with a really good surface. My approach to training is supportive and friendly and I have a good eye for the detail. My aim is to ensure that the basics are all in place and fluent, so that the movements themselves are easy. My priority is to help you to train your horse to be able to use its body effectively. I don't use gadgets or force, just correct riding. Ensuring the horse is straight, supple and in front of the leg. A great deal of time is spent working with you to improve your own balance, symmetry and effective use of your aids. 'Improve the rider - Improve the horse!'
I regularly run BD accredited clinics at Pickering Grange, Ellistown, Leics. LE67 1EZ. Attendance at these or at my yard can be counted towards British Dressage Regional Team Selection criteria. Just obtain a BD code through flexi training on the BD website and then book your lesson (Pickering Grange on 07932 667758 or with myself 07800 905466 for training at my yard)
Training livery is offered for periods of time to suit you. Your horse will be cared for at our small family run yard. We take the time and care to tailor the stay to meet your wishes. All ridden work/training is undertaken by myself. Many owners send their horses to improve their performance to the next level or to stay whilst they take a holiday, get married or just can't ride for a short period and they come back year on year - happy with the progress that we have made.
You are more than welcome to come along with your horse and either stay in your lorry or at a local hotel. You can watch me train them, you can have lessons - and we are close to the Peak District so you could turn it into a super holiday!