MY TEAM

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Rob
Waine

Trainer

Rob started training me in early 2017, that year we went onto win the Gold National Grade 1 Championships for the first time and since then he has continued to help my riding career to continually improve. Rob is not just my trainer but also a friend and knows exactly how to get me to perform to my best and is able to make me laugh/smile when the need arises. We make a great team. 

Rob is an able-bodied dressage rider and has represented GB at small tour level.

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Sue & 
Nick

Parents & Family

Mum and Dad; my dedicated parents, have gone out of their way to support me and to enable my riding carer to blossom and helped me to get onto the podium for the first time. Mum and Dad both continue to work to help me to pursue my dream of winning a gold medal. 

My sister Sian and niece Lily although living in America are very supportive and were both present when I won my first medal; which was very special. My wider family including my grandparents have been a huge support. 

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Ollie Fitkin &
Darren Loom

Napchester Farriers

Ollie and Darren have been my farriers for a number of years.

 

They are great farriers and we feel confident knowing that they are shoeing the horses. 

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Royal Veterinary 
College

Equine Vets

The RVC have been my vets for 10 plus years. I feel completely confident knowing that my horses are in the best possible hands. I am thrilled that RVC Equine is happy to support me and my horses.

look forward to working with them and continuing to promote them.

Lee Harris
Equetouch

Sports Massage Therapist

Lee started treating my horses and I couldn’t be happier.

 

He comes out monthly to treat Bear and we have seen so many benefits; everyone comments on how good he looks and he feels super as well.

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Lee Harris
Equetouch

Sports Massage Therapist

Lee started treating my horses and I couldn’t be happier.

 

He comes out monthly to treat Bear and we have seen so many benefits; everyone comments on how good he looks and he feels super as well.

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Devoucoux 

Saddler

I am so proud to be part of team Devoucoux; everyone is so friendly, helpful and supportive. Deanne Burgin is always happy to come out and see us when we need her expertise.  

 

Bear and I love our saddle, it has made such a big difference to Bear and his way of going and also to me and my disability allowing us to perform at our best. 

I have tried a lot of saddles but the saddle I have now is my favourite. It has been adapted especially for me so I can sit in a position that allows me to use my aids most effectively. It helps to reduce pain and on some days takes it away completely which is amazing. It allows Bear more freedom of movement and this helps me as he is more forward going. I feel so safe and secure in the saddle. 

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Performance 
Herts

Human Support

I am a member of the World Class Podium Potential programme. Through the English Institute of Sport, I am able to attend Bisham Abbey weekly for strength and conditioning and Physiotherapy sessions which has been an enormous help.

I also attend Performance Hertfordshire monthly or as often as I can manage. Fiona my strength and conditioning coach has known me for many years and I started training there again in 2017; its great to be back.

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Trout Rise 
Equestrian

Livery & Training Yard

We moved to Trout Rise Farm in 2018; the horses settled in straight away and the yard were very accommodating of my disability. Katie and her team treat all the horses as if they are their own, and the boys are spoilt rotten. We are very happy and can relax knowing the horses are being looked after so well. 

Katie as well as being the yard manager is also a very good friend. She acts as a carer for me as well as a groom and its always great fun when she comes to competitions or squad training with us. I cannot thank Katie and her team enough for all the help and support that they give us.  

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