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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.

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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 List 1 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.sarah and dogs courtesty of smr photos 4

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.

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 able to offer training for both horse and rider, competition and schooling livery and clinics for all ages and levels.

 

I am generously sponsored by  Eurohorse at Bradwell on Sea. Please visit their webpage and online shop by following the link at the side of the page where you will find a wealth of premium brands of equestrian clothing and equipment for sale.