Meet Our Team
I am a Professional Dressage Rider, Producer and Coach and also a qualified Neuromuscular Therapist and Equine Sports Therapist. Although I am a professional dressage rider and compete regularly, I have come from a jumping background. I have competed successfully in both showjumping and eventing producing young horses up the levels in both of these sports before focussing my efforts purely on dressage. I feel that this gives me an added insight into other equestrian sports and what is required both physically and mentally by the rider and horse.
As a Neuromuscular Therapist (for humans) and Equine Sports Therapist I have a targeted insight into both human and equine biomechanics. This is an area that I have been passionate about for many years as I know first hand how asymmetries or weaknesses on both sides can greatly effect performance. I tailor our training plans to this effect maximising on my expertise as Therapist, Coach, and Producer. I like to focus on training with feel and softness, implementing goal setting and ultimately getting the most out of your horse in a relaxed and fun learning environment.
I am one of Ireland's only qualified Master Saddle Fitting Consultants and also a successful Producer of both ponies and horses. I started my equestrian career as a jockey riding both on the flat and over fences in England and the USA. After retiring from race riding I started to produce and train not only race horses but also hunters and eventers. I have since worked with horses from all spheres of equestrian sport. I now concentrate my efforts on backing and producing youngsters, re-schooling and rehabilitation. The rehabilitation work that we do is primarily through in-hand work and my expertise as a Master Saddle Fitting Consultant. We always look at the broader picture when assessing not only our own animals but also clients horses. This entails assessing tack, training, living and training environment and feeding regimes. Each and every aspect is as important to us as the next and it is our job as trainers to use our knowledge and psychology to create the optimal conditions for enhanced and productive learning.