Testimonials

 

“Cindy taught me a lot in my formative years and she has a great way of breaking things down and making them easier to understand. Her extensive knowledge and great empathy of both horse and rider teaches you how to get the best from your horse and helps you achieve results in a soft and quiet way. You learn that making mistakes is all part of the education process and that you can fix a problem with patience and perseverance rather than getting cross or upset! Her attention to detail has rubbed off on me and she has helped form me as a rider and a trainer.” - Gemma Tattersall

 
 

Finding the "right" trainer is like finding a needle in a haystack. If only time could be turned back as had I met Cindy when I first started riding some 40 years ago, I might have saved myself a whole lot of effort, time and ground surveys! Still, better late than never and in just the first half dozen lessons we have had, whilst a few backward steps were absolutely necessary, I feel as if we're now moving forwards towards doing things properly for the first time in our lives!
Cindy has not only a wealth of experience and knowledge, but has huge enthusiasm which inspires confidence and her remarkable intuition helps develop this even further. Her lessons make you think; questions come from all angles which really do make you consider how to do things differently and you leave each lesson with at least one more "new learn". Her attention to detail (whilst occasionally maddening!) makes all the difference and I've started to think she must have hidden cameras to see your outside leg and hand!! I cannot recommend Cindy highly enough - at whatever level of riding you find yourself and whatever your goals, I have no doubt whatsoever that Cindy will guide you to the finish line. I can't wait to further our journey." (Laura Cotterill)

 
  

"...It's Lucy and Duke here from Chailey Stud! I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know I had a jump on Duke yesterday over the same set of jumps we did in our lesson, and he felt AMAZING! We even did the filler with the slats (which he notoriously hates) and he did it first time! I wanted to thank you for improving my confidence so much and helping me to get Duke to feel secure with me as well! I really feel that you get the best out of us both and starting to have fun again is great!..." - Lucy Rackham

 

"...I first met Cindy approx 25 years ago, when I was just a young pony mad girl on a naughty 13.2hh welsh part bred pony. Cindy's enthusiasm for her eventing  her horses and professionalism to her clients meant that i was hooked on the sport and a dedicated pupil of Cindy's from then on. It was not long before i spent many of  my school holidays helping at Cindy's yard Millers, and the experience I gained there has stayed with me forever. When Cindy retired her top horse Louis Revere from competition at the age of 16, a year older than i was at the time, I was lucky enough to have the ride on him for the next four years. He was the biggest character of a horse and he gave me some amazing memories, including riding at the pony club National champs and my first taste of affiliated Eventing and Dressage. That was it, I was hooked! I still train to this day with Cindy,  I find her attention to detail second to none, with her huge depth of experience and knowledge to draw from, Cindy always has ideas, suggestions, be it an exercise or a change of bit or piece of equipment. Cindy is ambitious for her pupils without ever being pushy, she has a knack of getting you to try that bit harder to dig that bit deeper, to open your mind and see the big picture. Never making anyone feel they can't achieve their goals. Cindy is a fantastic role model for our sport, and I personally can't thank her enough for her kind words and dedication to her pupils." Kate Ludden

 
 

"Our son Oliver has this year started training on the BE pony programme and we were finding it very difficult to find someone in the South-East region that knew exactly what was expected of this level of competition and who could also teach children. We were recommended Cindy, this was the best recommendation we have had. Cindy is very knowledgeable in all spheres of Eventing and has excellent firsthand experience of teaching children to the highest level, she understands the ponies and the jockeys and is very good at explaining in a way that Oliver understands and progress from being fun and firm when it is needed. Cindy is a perfectionist and will give her all to help both to get to the right goal. Oliver always leaves his lessons happy and feeling that he has achieved something."

Geoff & Candy Martin