I started riding at the age of 5 years old and have over 35 years experience teaching and working in the equine industry. In this time I have trained a variety of horses and riders in a wide range of disciplines including dressage, eventing, driving and natural horsemanship.

Over the years I have also competed in a variety of disciplines including dressage, jumping, eventing, side saddle and driving.

I have a passion for coaching riders of all levels no matter how big or small their ambitions. I hold the belief that any horse and rider has the potential to “go further” and I  have a wealth of training tips and techniques that can help the less conventional dressage horse to succeed.

I have had several horses over the years including two horses who competed at Inter 1 level  – a warmblood and a traditional gypsy cob (Frodo). Frodo has won several accolades in 2019 including triple Scottish champion last year at PSG, Int 1 and Int 1 freestyle.

The reason I love dressage so much is because for me it is all about communication  with the horse under saddle.

I also love working with horses on the ground and I have worked using a variety of natural horsemanship systems,

However my most important and influential teachers have been the horses. I strongly believe that at the end of the day you can put any label you want on the various brands of ‘natural horsemanship’ but really it is all about ‘horse language’ and how we can best communicate with the horses. 

I really enjoy helping to develop horses and people by enabling them to realise their full potential, no matter what their ambitions might be.

I am always open to new ideas, techniques and methods no matter what ‘label’ they come under.

I am based near Forres in Moray, but also travel regularly to Fife to teach.

I am a UKCC level 3 Dressage Specific coach and British Dressage Accredited Coach.