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About Sarah

I have ridden since the age of 3 and got my first pony, Rosie, when I was 5. I was brought up through the Pony Club, as a member of the Chipping Branch, which gave me a broad education and enabled me to compete in dressage, showjumping, eventing and of course mounted games! This excellent grounding culminated in me gaining the coveted Pony Club A Test, putting me in a select group of riders internationally to obtain the award each year. 

I am a British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor and on the British Dressage Trainer's database as a UKCC level 3 coach.

Since beginning  my equestrian career, within the dressage world, I have worked with some of Great Britain's top names. Whilst still at school I began working on Saturdays and during the holidays for Olympian Joanna Jackson. She was extremely influential and encouraging of my development as a rider and I spent many hours on the lunge under her expert eye.It was during my time with Joanna that I got bitten by the dressage bug!

I then began working part time for FEI judge Clive Halsall and at the same time I met my horse of a lifetime, Fiddlesticks. Clive then introduced me to another Olympian, the late Laura Fry, and I spent 18 months as a working pupil at Aike Grange Stud. Here I received an excellent grounding and had the opportunity to ride a variety of horses, both youngsters and schoolmasters as well as having daily training on my own horse. In 2004 I met Gareth Hughes at the National Championships and after numerous conversations I moved to join the team at Aspen Grove Dressage as stable jockey. The time I spent working for Gareth enabled me to gain an enormous amount of experience especially riding a huge variety of young horses. 

 

In 2006 I won a National Title at Medium level at the Winter Championships on my own horse Fiddlesticks, since then I have gone on to campaign him successfully at International Small Tour and have had major placings throughout the country at Premier League shows every year. He has also qualified for the National Championships at every level up to and including Intermediare 1. Fiddlesticks was selected to represent Great Britain at the Hartpury CDI in both 2009 and 2010, meaning I was able to fulfil a major milestone in my career.

 

Patting Custard

I now train with Emile Faurie and currently have several horses in training ranging from Novice through to International Small Tour but I am always on the lookout for horses with potential and would be happy to take on additional clients for training and competition of their horses at all stages.


Ted Keysoe CDI PSG

 

I have developed a reputation for clear and insightful teaching both in individual and group sessions and have the skills to help riders of all abilities.

 

I am currently sponsored by Eastwick Animal Feeds run by Jeremy at Harlow, providing the horses with the feed they need to keep the competition horses fit to compete and bedding to make sure they are comfortable in their stables.

 

Sophie Lefevre is an amazing photographer and has taken so many wonderful photos of me with a number of my horses I hardly know where to begin to choose one!

Sophies picture of Custard

DriRug run by Melise Witkin is the new innovative market leader of rugs for drying your horses quickly and efficiently. We are proud to have their support.

 

DriRug

 

Nikki Moxon Equestrian is one of the largest retailers of riding boots in the UK, being the sole stockist of Celeris boots and supplier of Konig, Petrie and Cavallo.

 

Celeris boots

 

 

I am very grateful for her support in supplying me with riding boots.

  

 

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