Client testimonials and achievements

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Online Tuition

'Working full time and dedicating my weekends to practical sessions made studying for my BHS exams quite difficult. However online tuition allowed me to study the theory elements during my lunch breaks and in the evenings in the comfort of my office/home (highly valuable throughout the winter months!). Ruth provided constant support on a one to one basis and the handouts were invaluable towards my studying. Despite living at opposite ends of the country, I was able to learn from a truly knowledgeable and genuinely enthusiastic teacher, which sadly not all riding centres have access to. Furthermore, and very importantly, due to the lower costs of online tuition I was able to pay for twice the amount of sessions I would have been able to afford at a BHS approved training centre. I honestly do not think I would have passed my stage 4 care exam without Ruth’s excellent, affordable and flexible online tuition.'

Emily Wright. Online tuition student for Stage 4 care. Passed exam on first attempt.
'Lightbulb Moments'

'Ruth is a knowledgeable and insightful trainer who continues to enthrall me with "lightbulb moments" when working with my young horses, who are all competeing in affiliated dressage and jumping disciplines. Her approach is sensitive to the horse but technically demanding and rewarding for the rider - with her ongoing assistance our horses are progressing well with firm foundations to build on.'

Emma Lebutt - seen here competing Lord Fidelio in the Retraining of Racehorses final at Vale View

Exam Success

'With out Ruth's help I wouldn't have passed my PPT! She was patient and willing to help in every way to make sure I was successful'

Christie Tilley - Seen here competing Fiko R in the Foxhunter class at Pyecombe

'In 2011 Ruth assisted me in my quest to qualify my 16.1hh, 9 year old gelding for HOYS in the Search for Star competition.

Coming from a dressage and eventing, the world of showing was a new one to me. I had no idea there was so much involved and Ruth's extensive experience of working at top class yards really helped as she improved our turn out and taught me some of the tricks of the trade and ring craft. We qualified at Badgeworth in the Show Hunter at our first attempt, which was a complete surprise and we had our much coveted ticket to HOYS.

Ruth groomed for me at HOYS where the judges commented that my horse was beautiful turned out. It was a great credit to Ruth's hard work as the standard of turn out was very high. She also assisted me when we qualified for the Lightweight Hunter Final at the Royal London Show last September. If I qualify for the British Dressage Winter Championships this year I will definitely be taking Ruth with me to Hartpury!

Now Ruth is back in the North of England, I am yet to find anyone at my new yard who can plait as well as Ruth. If she ever comes back to Berkshire, I will certainly be engaging her services!

Thank you Ruth for all your help and guidance over the last 2 years, it has been much appreciated.'

Valerie Whalley & Valentino, Berkshire


Fame at last! 

Client Ellie Wood and Daldrum Satchmo were rewarded in their first ever showing class off the lead rein! Ellie's mum, Adele - who also comes for lessons on her show cob, was very proud to find their picture in Equestrian Life Magazine! 

Well done Ellie!

Ruth's teaching has had a really positive influence on my riding. In particular, my understanding of how my position affects my horse’s way of going. As a result my horse, at almost 20 years old, has never felt more flexible and forward!

Gillian Donohoe

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