Eland Lodge Winter Jumping Clinics

It is with great delight we can announce that once again this winter Richard will be doing 2 more Showjumping Clinic's on  the 15th December and 26th January 2013

For more information or to booka session please contact Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre

Ecclesbourne School Team

The Ecclesbourne School team trained by Richard competed at the national inter schools final last weekend. The very inexperienced teams faced very strong opposition at all levels and achieved some great results, with one of the highlights being a very hard fought and competitive 10th place in the highest level event.

The team faced a tough 1.10 to 1.15 course and ahcieved a greta result out of the 25 teams going forward to this final

A very happy team coach Richard said " I am very pleased with the results from this weekend" All the teams have aquitted themselves magnificently and have been a pleasure to coach and i very much hope to continue in this role and build a squad fro next year"

Richard Set to Ride For High Offley Stud

We are thrilled to announce that Richard has been asked to ride and compete some horses for the High Offley Stud in stafforshire.

Richard will be starting his new role very soon as well as continuing his own yard and training.

A delighted Richard commented " I am so pleased and so delighted to have been asked to ride such a bunch of wonderful horses for the High Offley Stud" "it is a great honour to ride for such fantastic owners and i very much am looking forward to the challenges ahead and to working with the rest of the High Offley Team"

Vaskaria Makes the National Grade C Final

It is with great delight we are please to report that Vaskaria and Richard at this years British Showjumping Scope Festival of Showjumping qualified for the Grand final of the Top 30 Grade C horses in the Country.

Sadly an unfortunate fence down in the final prevented a higher placing, but it was an amazing achievement to have made the final.

Especially as to in order to qualify for the final, and due to the awful weather that was experienced, Richard entered the ring at just after 2.30am and then faced a long wait to see about qualification for the final.

Longlane Equestrain Adult Camp

On Tuesday 21st August 2012 Richard will be coaching at the Longlan Equestrain Centre for their adult training Camp.

"Im looking forward to it" said Richard "It is a great opportunity for me and i hope it all goes well"

Vaskaria 4th

At Field House Equestrian Centre on Sunday 12th August 2012, Vaskaria jumped a lovely double clear to seal a well earend 4th place, in a very competitive class.

A delighted Richard commented "It was a good class to day and she jumped very well" "we wanted to give her a nice a smaller class after all the second rounds she has jumped this summer and we are now looking forward to National finals in a fornights time"

Richard's Pupil Qualifies HOYS

It is with great delight we can annonce that, Richard's great friendTamsyn Lafferty and her M and M pony Bond have qualifed for the Horse of the Year show.

Richard has been helping Tamysn, with Bond's show jumping training over the past few months

" I am so pleased for Tamsyn, i really am" said a thrilled Richard "she has worked so hard on him for the past few months and he has really come on with his jumping and general training. I am so proud of her and of all her hard work during ou sessions and i hope she has a wonderful and sucessful time at the finals in October"

Welcome Olaris Beech

We are very pleased to annouce the purchase of Olaris Beech, a yearling Filly by Why Me out of a mare by It's the Business. Purchased from the Beech House Stud we hope she will flourish into a future star.

More details on the horses section to follow soon.

Pony Club Junior Camp

It is with great delighted we are pleased to say Richard will be one of the coaches at the Pony Club junior camp this year.

Eland Lodge Adult Camps

On Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th August Richard, was coaching along side other instructors at Eland Lodge Equestrian Centre, durng two of thier adult training camps.

"It was a great few days" commented Richard "I have got to coach some fantastic people, and work along side some fantastic coaches in their own right" I cant thank them enough for making the whole experience coaching there so enjoyable and of course i have to say a huge thanks to John  and Ronnie for asking me to coach for them and for all the very kind hospitality they showed us all. "


Richard Named as Ecclesbourne School Team Coach

It is with great delight, we are pleased to annouce that Richard has been named as the Ecclesbourne School Team Coach, for the inter school championships.

" I am really looking forward to working with the team members" Commented Richard " I am so pleased to get such a chance to work with them and i look forward now ti our training sessions and getting ready for the finals"