Purdy gives Anna her first significant placing 


Two hats on today: a run for Evie and me, and coaching my rider Anna Maria Gilbert round her first 100 event on my supercool ping machine 6 yr old Purdy, who she is getting a little competition experience on at Pre-Novice and Novice until we sell her. We came away with a 2nd and a 4th place for the team!!! I was so proud of Anna (and hopefully now she forgives me for the endless bullying!!), pulling a 28 dressage out of the bag, an unlucky pole Sj but xc was amazeballs- quick clear round that put a grin on everyone’s faces!! Evie did a competitive 30 double clear in her section, it is lovely to be getting her out a bit more now!! Thank you so much for everyone that makes this all happen #‎teamworkmakesthedreamwork @spaldingsaddles #‎putyourbuttinthebest@collegiatebridles @FranklinBillard @Equimaging

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  • Fiona Davidson
    Eventer / Trainer

    I have ridden horses all my life, and our base is now Vale View Equestrian in Leicestershire, with facilities that are out of this world for producing my lovely horses, and the results are shining through right across the board, showing my horses are settled, happy, and able to work every aspect of their competition needs! Read more...

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    Jess Storey
    Yard Manager/ Competition Groom

    Jess joined the team as a trainee back in 2020! Apart from a very short stint spreading her wings, she quickly decided that we really were the family she wanted to be a part of!! I hope Jess will be my Jackie Potts, as she treats the whole team as her own family, and keeps the cogs turning smoothly- even during our tough times!! 

    Bryonie Ellis

    Bryonie is our wonderful Apprentice, and despite her diminutive size, she is definitely mighty!! She shows such commitment to the team and is a such wonderful and critical part of our family. 

    Monica Leggett

    Monica is the newest member of FDE, and is proving to be a great help in every aspect of our yard life. Her wonderful positive attitude; her capability in the yard and on a horse is a very welcome addition to the FDE family!!