It is a with great sadness we have to announce the death of Rosewood Ameretto, otherwise known as Amy earlier today due to a her health going down hill, due to an injury we couldn't help her with.
An emotional Richard said "It was the best thing we could do for her, it always feels awful to loose one but your first ever homebred is one of the worst" "She was a great mare with huge potential and she will be sorely missed"
Richard Qualifies and A BS UKCC Level 3 Coach
We are thrilled to announce that Richard has now completed and passed the British Show Jumping UK Coaching Certificate Level 3 qualification. It was been nearly a 2 year process from start to finish
A delighted Richard commented " it has been very long and tough two years with this course, but I have met some amazing people on the way and learnt so much and aim to continue to develop as a coach."
Florida Qualifies Discovery Second Rounds 2017
We are delighted to announce that on the 12th June 2016 at Hargate Equestrian Centre, Florida jumped her 4th double clear in the discovery class to qualify for the second rounds in the summer of 2017.
A very happy Richard commented " I am so please with Florida, she has really come on so much already this year and it fantastic to have got her qualification for next secured already, so early on in the qualifying window"
Richard Steps Down As Ecclesbounre Team Coach
Following discussions Richard has stepped down from his role as one of the two main coaches for the Ecclesbourne School Equestrian due to other commitments. His colleague Georgie Barnes will now for fill all of the coaching duties.
Richard commented "There has been no disagreements or anything like that between myself and the team. I have nothing but time and respect for involved and have loved every minute working with them. I have purely left the role, to pursue other areas and concentrate on other teams that I work with and also due to the fact Georgie was doing the vast majority of the coaching already" "I will still however be available to team members for coaching and will help them out from time to time"
Eland Lodge Show Jumping Clinic 19th March 2016
We are pleased to remind everyone Richard will once again be coaching again at Eland lodge EC On Saturday 19th March 2016. there are still space available. If you would like to attend or would like more information please contact Eland lodge (www.elandlodge.com)
Richard To Coach Lodge Farm EC
We are delighted to announce that Richard will be joining a team of other coaches to do a series of clinics at Lodge Farm Equestrian centre, wetley rocks, stoke on trent, Staffordshire ( www,lodgefarmriding.co.uk) More details and dates will be published as soon as they are confirmed
A delighted Richard commented " I am very much looking forward to coaching at a new venue to me and at centre that is really developing as a fantastic facility to ride and coach in"
Richard Appionted to the BS Members Council
We are delighted to announce that Richard has been appointed to the British Show Jumping Members Council as the "other" category representative for the East midlands, for the next two years. The aim of the Members council is to express new ideas and members concerns/ views and debate how the sport in Great Britain could improve and develop over coming years
A delighted Richard commented " I am so pleased and honoured to have received this appointment for the East midlands region and am very much looking forward to the challenges ahead"
If you have any ideas or views you would like Richard to put forward or would like any more information as to the role of the council please do get in touch with us and we would be delighted to answer them
New Meynell Hunt Pony Club Dates
We are delighted to announce that Richard will once again be holding show jumping training session for the Meynell Hunt Pony Club on the following dates
For more details please check the pony club website or call Jane Rockingham on 0779433716
Livery Spaces Available
Two livery spaces on a private competition yard in Sutton on the Hill, with use of outdoor and indoor arenas, horse walker and turn out paddock. With tack room and internal stabling. Dressage and Show jumping coaching is also available. No DIY livery. Please contact Richard or Hilary Seals for more details