About Me

Linda is a fully qualified, insured and registered British Horse Society Instructor (BHSI) and British Eventing Accredited Coach as well as having a BSc(Hons) and Certificate in Education. With vast experience throughout the horse industry Linda is passionate about training all levels and her fun yet positive  approach aims to improve skill and confidence levels in both the horse and rider.


Linda started her career as a member of the North Staffordshire Pony Club representing the branch at area level in dressage, show jumping and eventing.  She is currently a trainer with the branch helping members of all ages and is an Area 7 ‘B’ test examiner.


After deciding to gain academic qualifications, Linda went to study a BSc Honours Degree at Harper Adams in Agri-food Marketing and Business Studies leaving with a 2:1 degree and her BHSAI certificate. A time with Karen Dixon (International and Olympic Event Rider) followed and this experience proved invaluable for the future.


On returning home Linda passed the BHSII and set up a competition and livery yard, specialising in Eventing and went on to produce a number of horses up to Advanced and International 2* level . Her other passion was showing competing at County Level and qualifying for Wembley. Linda has also competed successfully affiliated dressage (BD) and show jumping (BS). During this time Linda also worked as a lecturer at an equine college for 12 years teaching riding and practical units and lecturing in Event Management, Horse Health and Breeding and Genetics.


Linda went on to gain the BHSI qualification and is now a list 4 Examiner/Assessor for the British Horse Society working both in Great Britain and Ireland, training students for Stage 1,2,3 and PTT exams.

 

Linda now breeds and produces her homebred horses and continues to develop   her coaching skills (currently qualifying as a UKCC level 3 Eventing Coach).  Available to teach private, groups and clinics of horses and riders of all ages and levels, currently a trainer for the BE 80(T) classes and a BE Jump Training coach/judge. She prides herself in offering quality, affordable training for all levels specialising in those wanting to get started and progress in their competition career.