About me

About Me


I am a BHS Accredited Professional Level Five Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship – or a BHSI in old money – and a BE Level 3 Coach.
I enjoy working with riders at all levels but particularly competition riders and career students.  I have competed in British Eventing, British Showjumping and British Dressage so have a broad knowledge across the three disciplines.

I work closely with my daughter Franki, who holds her Pony Club A test, in producing young horses into eventing which I thoroughly enjoy and find most rewarding.

Franki and Lissavorra Doc, AKA Doc, have had a busy start to the 2024 season after a relatively quiet one last year.  They have moved up to Intermediate Level again and are in the process of finding their feet with the different challenges that this level throws at them!
House Mouse – AKA Mouse, Has been learning the trade at unaffiliated events and will make his BE debut in the second half of the season, so we are looking forward to that.
Duck Duck Goose, AKA Goose, has been out schooling and he will campaign the unaffiliated scene later in the season.

We are into our third year at the yard in Arkesden enjoying all the fabulous hacking and an on site xc course!  Franki has had liveries coming for a short term ‘boot camp’ livery, holiday stays and longer term training and competing livery.  If you think we can help you then please do get in touch.

Pony Club / Riding Club

I am chief instructor of the Essex Hunt North branch of the Pony Club, winner of the Naf Club of the Year 2020, and train the teams that represent the branch at National level.  We have had wins with our Novice Eventing team at the Nationals following on from a second place previously and numerous other placings for teams and individuals! I also train the older members who take their PC tests which are recognised world wide! I am an AH test examiner and am currently in training to become an A Test assessor which is really exciting!!
I love Pony Club and we have one of the largest branches in the area of over 100 members, so lots of events always going on.  I run regular show jumping training over the winter and both show jumping and cross country when the weather is better!  I am available for clinics on any of the disciplines for other branches or run a course for members to train for their tests, if this something your branch, or Riding Club, may be interested in then do send me a message.

British Horse Society

I also work closely with our local BHS Riding School, Brook Cottage Farm, not only preparing the staff and students for their BHS assessments but also training riders, who don’t have their own horses, on the school’s schoolmasters.  I enjoy working with riders who have an aim such as the BHS assessments and now, as the system has changed, I feel that these qualifications are on the up!

I run regular online Zoom Courses for Pony Club AH testers and for students working towards their Stage 3 and 4.  These have been incredibly popular with attendee’s from all over the British Isles, and beyond, which has been great fun!
Keep an eye on my fb page as I put the dates on there

I spent five years as an Equine lecturer at The Agricultural College in Milton, assisting in the running of Level 2 and 3 courses.  I learnt a lot during my time there and this really helps me now to assist riders get the most from their horses and how they care for them.