I am 31 years of age and a professional rider. I am based at Model Cottage in Cheshire where I have access to some fantastic facilities in which to produce and train horses.
I have successfully show jumped internationally throughout Europe competing with my own and other owners horses. I have trained with some of the UK’s top international riders including being a stable jockey at John Whitaker’s when I was 16 and Ben Maher’s yard with my own horses; also my long standing trainer and mentor is Gisela Holstein FEI Grade 1 listed Judge.
Before I made the switch to Show Jumping when I was 13 years old I competed very successfully doing showing, and working hunter at top level in which my biggest highlight’s where qualifying my 12.2hh Connemara pony for Horse Of The Year Show and being Breed Champion.
In 2008 I was the youngest person at the time to get the UKCC Level 2 BSJA Coaching Certificate and I enjoy bring on enthusiastic riders from novice through to advanced utilising all my expertise in competition and training.
Today my showjumping at International level has taken a bit of a back seat with life in general getting in the way. In the last couple of years I have enjoyed producing all types of horses and having success in all 3 disciplines. My aim is to get back to jumping at that higher level in 2022 an I am more determined than ever!
I understand the level of commitment and hard work that is required to ride and win at the highest level, and I believe I have the talent and drive to succeed.