“Levi has this magic way about him that makes me come out of my comfort zone”
I am based at Abbey Dressage, an established equestrian centre where I train my own and clients horses along side teaching clinics and individuals. Being in Gloucestershire puts me in the heart of the dressage competition world. Within an hour are some of the best competition centres in the UK.
My base near Cheltenham has fantastic facilities to train myself and others, with both indoor and outdoor arenas, top class surfaces supplied by Leisure Ride Surfaces ltd. Accessibility from the Cotswolds or the M5 corridor is great and makes for easy travelling.
My top horse Abbey Tiron and I have enjoyed great success up to big tour and have been highly placed Internationally. He is being followed by Frappuccino who is proving to have a talent equal to Abbey Tiron and also has a talent for clearing a warmup at a show through ASBO behaviour!
I have younger horses I compete, some of whom I hope will progress to join the big boys one day!
I have worked in a broad sphere of disciplines, and trained with a varied group of top trainers. I am lucky enough to be based a short drive from Carl Hester which enables me to regularly train with him.
I believe a broad outlook and an open mind on training is pivotal to getting the best from every breed and conformation type.
Before focusing on Dressage I have worked in racing, eventing and showjumping which introduced me to many different breeds and methods of training, which I feel gives me an open mind when it comes to training horses for Dressage.
“I have achieved more than I could have hoped for, not forgetting the laughter and fun along the way”
I like to see combinations feel happy and empowered in their training whether they compete or not. I preach what I practise so I like to set goals that are ambitious but achievable. As a coach my job is to inspire and give confidence and as a professional rider I am constantly striving to be better than I was yesterday.