I have been working with horses for 23 years (at first part-time from the age of 14), having ridden from the age of 5 and owned ponies from the age of 9. I have worked in a variety of disciplines, mainly competition horses, racing and rehabilitation, with a number of very good trainers, alongside teaching riding. I have also been competing on my own and other peoples horses since the age of 6 at showing, dressage, show-jumping and cross country. I currently have a lovely ex-racehorse Millcroft Seaspray from Robert Alner’s yard who has turned his hoof to dressage and showing, achieving good results at County level, and Barny Rubble, who I compete British Eventing.


Equusense , Mappowder, Dorset. Rachel Norris’s starting and rehabilitation yard. I worked here as a rider and assistant whilst in the early stages of setting up Faunbank Stables. Rachel has an excellent success rate training young and remedial horses using gentle methods, and also teaches at Kingston Maurward College in Horse Psychology

Ann Wood’s Showing Yard Radstock, Somerset. Working with National level show ponies. Head Lass managing a yard of around 40 horses and ponies. Stables duties and starting and preparing ponies for the coming showing season.

Haysden Liveries, Tonbridge, Kent . Jen Murphy’s Dressage (to advanced / Prix St George level) and Showing Yard of 12 to 14 horses, mostly warm-bloods. All stable duties and competition grooming and exercising.

Ben Sheridan Racing Ltd, Based at Ballina Racecourse , Eastern Australia. Mainly starting and Training two and three year old flat racers on track.

Gai Waterhouse Racing Stables, Randwick , Sydney . Working as a track rider.

Studland Stables, Dorset . Stable Manager for a yard of 20 horses, mainly TB, taking clients on beach and heathland rides.

Mare and Foal Sanctuary, nr. Exeter . Care and rehabilitation work.

Alner Racing Ltd. Racehorse rehabilitation unit, of around ten to twelve National Hunt horses. My boss, Suzy Old, ran a satellite yard for Robert Alner (National Hunt Trainer, Dorset)

Albourne Equestrian Centre , Hickstead, Sussex . Stable-hand, rider and BHS training.

Limes Farm Competition Yard, Tonbridge, Kent . Part-time stable hand. Jen Murphy’s yard before relocating to Haysden. All aspects of stable work, also exercising and training horses. I was taught by competition rider Jen Murphy and did BHS training for both riding and stable management up to stage 3, but was too young to take exams. I also kept my own horses at this yard, and regularly competed at show jumping, showing, cross-country and dressage.


BHSAI – listed BHS register of instructors. Fully up to date first aid, child protection and DBS certificates held.

Merisha Equine Massge Practitioner – qualified with Rose Therapy –

Equnie Myofascial release levels 1 and 2 – qualified with Rose Therapy –

L.E.D light therapy – qualified with Rose Therapy –


HEIDI MORLEY: Instructor and trainer

I have trained at Park Hall Stud with Kirk Godber and have worked for the show jumpers Steve and Caroline Barns.

I have NVQ level 3 in Equine Management.

I have owned and ridden horses all my life. I have jumped up to 1.20m in British Show Jumping Association Opens and ridden in Scope BSJA championships.

I have ridden working hunters for many seasons with the South Nottinghamshire hunt, and have ridden hunters in British Show Pony Society championships too many times to remember. In 2012, when I worked with one student, her horse moved from local shows up to Affiliated ridden hunters’ level, and qualified for the Royal London Championship Show. My work in stud stables has included riding and working with stallions.

One of my main interests is training problem horses. During over 15 years’ experience of working with bad loaders, I have never had a horse that I could not load.

I enjoy teaching at all levels from novice to experienced, improving both riders and horses, and working from progressive flat work up to British Show Jumping Association levels, and from single fences and grids to full courses.


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