Nicola is the driving force behind our operation. With over 25 years experience of successfully competing ponies and horses she has a wealth of knowledge to pass on to riders and horse owners that need help and guidance.
Nicola is extremely dedicated to producing horses correctly with their future in mind. She takes a quiet and sympathetic approach to riding, focusing on building the confidence of the horse and gaining their trust. She works with the horse to get the best out of them and achieve the best results.
Horses whether our own or our clients are never rushed and are given time to mature in order to reach their full potential.
"I have no hesitation in recommending Nicola as an excellent show jump instructor. She knows horses and show jumping inside out and gives sound advice based on years of experience. She relates well to young riders, explains things in a straightforward way, and gives confidence. The improvement in my daughter and her horse is beyond expectations in a relatively short time. She has progressed to Affiliated SJ and won her first Senior Discovery. We are very pleased with Nicola and the help she has given us" Liz Welch
"I am an experienced rider but I had completely lost all my confidence following a bad fall at a show jumping event . I decided to book lessons with Nicola and send my horse for some retraining with her. The arena and facilities at Nicola's yard are absolutely outstanding and my horse was impeccably turned out and cared for by Nicola whilst the horse was with her. Although my mare is very quirky and can be difficult she settled well at Nicola's yard and Nicola spent time schooling her and competing her. Nicola was very patient and understanding during my lessons with her and very soon restored all my confidence which resulted in me returning to compete in show jumping competitions. I cannot recommend Nicola highly enough both in terms of schooling horses and training riders and I will be certainly booking more lessons with her ready for the winter season “ Shelley Darby
Nicola can provide enthusiastic and encouraging coaching to riders of all abilities, whether you are a show jumping rider looking to progress through the sport or you are simply wishing to improve your riding and have fun.
Nicola also provides training for event riders wanting to improve their own or their horse’s technique.
The objective is always to build confidence in both horse and rider and work towards achieving your goals.
If you are looking to improve your horses ride-ability or technique it can be really beneficial for your horse to receive some professional schooling. If your horse has lost its confidence we can overcome these problems and regain their trust. We can then work with the owner to rebuild the relationship with their horse.
We will produce and prepare your horse ready for sale. We will write any adverts that are needed and liaise with any potential buyers wishing to view your horse. Utilising our excellent facilities we will present your horse for sale and deal with any subsequent vettings that may be required.
If you have a passion for show jumping but get greater pleasure from watching your horse from the side lines, Nicola is available to train and compete horses for owners. Nicola can produce a young horse that you would like to see progress through the grades or compete a more experienced and established show jumper.
If you have planned a holiday, we can look after your horse whilst you are away. You can relax and feel confident that your horse will receive a very high standard of care and their individual needs will be catered for.
If you are having problems with your horse and unsure of the best way to move forward then please don't hesitate to contact Nicola for friendly and informal advice and guidance.