Polly Williamson 

 

Polly Williamson won six gold medals as Junior and young Rider European Championships (as Polly Lyon riding Highland Road and Folly's Last) as well as numerous other wins at International competitions, including placings at both Badminton and Burghley. Polly understands the pressures in preparing well for competitions at all levels. She is a well respected trainer from Pony/Riding Club to International level and this experience and natural empathy underpins her coaching.

A little of Polly's history 

I started riding when I was 3 years old and was lucky enough to ride ponies throughout my childhood in North Wales. I began Pony Club eventing when I was 11 years and competed in the Pony Club Championships a good few times picking up a few rosettes on the way!

My first horse was a dun Highland cross called Highland Road whom I started eventing when I was 15 years and Highland Road was 6 years. We went from Pony Club through Junior and Young Rider teams all the way to Badminton and Senior European Championships. I also produced a beautiful thoroughbred called Folly's Last with whom I won a further 2 young rider gold medals as well as winning Bramham Young Rider National Championships.

When I was 23 years I started The Charlton Park Eventing Yard and ran a successful business there for almost twenty years, producing horses for owners and competing internationally as well as teaching. Around 2009 Horse Hero asked me to write a monthly blog and this I was delighted to do.

In December 2010 I had a serious fall while training at Charlton Park. Unfortunately I had a bad head injury and although I am fine, I now no longer ride. However, I'm beginning to teach a large amount which I'm thrilled to be able to do. Coupled with this, I still follow my previous top horse Smart Time, now ridden by Dani Evans and owned by Luana Edge. I teach regularly at Luana's yard and she very much keeps me up to date with his progress.

I gain huge enjoyment from teaching and was lucky enough to have lessons from many of the worlds' best: Yogi Breisner, Pammy Hutton, Angela Tucker to name but a few. My aim now is to expand my teaching, learn more and to move forward in my new career.

Cassie Price

Cassie is a 3* event rider and BHSII instructor.

Cassie is a partner in Corinium Livery Stables now based at Ampney Down Farm, Stow Road, Cirencester where we shall be holding our Riding Club clinics.

Having produced her own horses, Cassie is experienced in all three phases of eventing, drawing on her own expertise to help you achieve your eventing and equine goals at all levels.

Cassie will be holding show jumping clinics at Ampney Down Farm on alternate Wednesday mornings and can also be booked for Cross Country schooling on site.

To find out more about Cassie and Team Price eventing visit:

http://www.teampriceeventing.co.uk/#


Anne-Marie Taylor

Anne-Marie Taylor is an equestrian coach - a Fellow of the British Horse Society (BHS) - a BE Accredited Trainer - a Dressage and Horse Trials Judge - an International FEI Judge - a Three Day Event Ground Jurist - and a former top International Three Day Event rider.

Being a top rider and being a top instructor is not the same thing. Skill in one does not automatically mean skill in the other. Anne-Marie Taylor is different. Her combination of skills and experience as a competitor, trainer, coach and judge give her an all-round understanding and empathy with her horses and pupils. Her 20 year competitive career informs her teaching - her competitive background and her teaching inform her Judging - and her judging informs her teaching and riding. In earning her Fellowship, Anne-Marie was the third Specialist BHS Event Fellow ever; the other two being Sweden's Yogi Breisner, the coach to the British Olympic Three Day Event Team, and Eric Smiley, the hugely successful Irish Event rider. This made Anne-Marie not only the first Brit to win a BHS Event Fellowship but also the first woman to achieve this.

Anne-Marie coached one of our summer training days and then came to Autumn camp this year and has since agreed to group clinic training sessions for the club which are proving very popular.

To find out more about Anne-Marie please visit her website here


Richard Waygood

Richard is a BE accredited trainer and was formerly the Riding Master for the Household Cavalry. His credentials also include Chef d'Equipe to GBR Senior Dressage Team and  He has also competed at CCI 4* level including placings at Badminton, Blenheim, Luhmuhlen and Blenheim.

He has trained our members at clinics, training days and our annual residential camp.

For more information on Richard, please see his website:

www.richardwaygood.com