Hi, I'm Heather.
I have been working with horses for over 10 years and specialise in dressage training.
My philosophy is that the rider and horse's needs are of the utmost importance. This personalised training approach has resulted in most of my business coming from satisfied repeat customers and referrals.
I have worked for top international dressage riders such as Mette and Michel Assouline, Dane Rawlins, John Lassetter to name a few. I have been privileged to look after some of their top dressage horses.
I am a Southern Regional British Dressage Trainer based in Kent but I can travel to your location by arrangement.
I am certified by British Dressage to ride and train horses up to and including Advanced Medium level. I am also British Horse Society Qualified and am a UKCC2 holder through British Dressage.
My full list of qualifications are listed below:
- SOUTHERN REGIONAL BRITISH DRESSAGE TRAINER
- BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY ( QUALIFICATION IS BROAD BASED NOT JUST DRESSAGE, INCORPORATES JUMPING, CROSS COUNTRY AS WELL AS FLAT WORK )
- UKCC2 GAINED THROUGH BRITISH DRESSAGE ( DRESSAGE SPECIFIC)
- CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT GAINED THROUGH BRITISH DRESSAGE (THIS ENTITLES ME TO TRAIN HORSES UP TO ADVANCED MEDIUM LEVEL )
- BRITISH DRESSAGE TRAINEE JUDGE
- EQUINE FIRST AID
- FULLY INSURED
- CHILD SAFETY CERTIFICATE DBS CHECKED
- REGISTERED ON BRITISH DRESSAGE TRAINERS DATABASE
Continuous Personal Development:
As part of my continuous personal development, I have completed my training with British Dressage with a view to taking my final dressage specific UKCC3 exam in 2019.
I will also be carrying on with judge training throughout the year and aiming to take my judges exam this year too.
Here's what some of my students have to say:
Heather is amazing!! I’ve only had a few sessions with Heather but am already seeing a massive improvement in both myself and my horse! My confidence has rocketed and I’m loving riding again. Thanks Heather!! Charlotte George
"I haven't had lessons with heather for very long but I am astounded at the development of both my horse and I in a short period of time. Heather has a knack of explaining complicated things clearly and is very sympathetic to horse and rider. Her lessons are fun and engaging as she is always giving you exercises to practice at home. Highly recommended."Milly Hammer
"Heather is a fantastic trainer for both horse and rider. I send all my young horses to heather to start their education, and they SHINE. highly recommended" Nami Hawkes
"Heather has been my instructor for some time now. always informative and takes time to make sure you understand. Never rushed and always has time to answer questions. Also happy to ride your horse to demonstrate a point. Very happy to recommend Heather" Carolyne Murray
"I had my first lesson with heather this morning. Worked on my core balance and rhythm and I feel it now. It was a fab lesson, have lots to work on and looking forward to strengthening myself and horse as one." Rebecca McAllen