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Professional, Talented and Extremely Hardworking

Emily is an event rider riding at 5* star level, finishing 14th and 1 of only 6 to finish on a double clear in the 2019 Landrover Burghley Horse Trials.  With the help of a fantastic team and her very supportive owners, Emily Philp is a full time, dedicated event rider based in Claverley near Wolverhampton.

How it all began…

Emily first rode her grandfather’s horse, Toby, at the age of two. The story tells that she screamed whenever she was lifted off – it seemed inevitable that Emily would work with horses and she now lives out that dream as a full time event rider based in Shropshire.

Emily began eventing in 2000 with her first horse Silverquest, and was chosen for the Wales and West JRN team in 2001 and 2002.  At 18 Emily became a working pupil at Lucy Wiegersma’s yard and she began competing at Intermediate Level.  After a year of hard work on Lucy’s yard,  Emily returned home to Shropshire to work on a racing yard. Emily continued to event her own horses and during this time, I was fortunate to rent Maz Gledhill’s former stud Fillets Farm which enabled ‘EP Eventing’ to start.

The Future…

By 2009, having grown EP Eventing through good results and word of mouth, Emily made the daunting decision to buy her own yard and home in the form of Galatea Farm.  After development on the building front and having an arena installed, Emily had some 18 horses in for eventing, schooling, and breaking within the first year, so life at Galatea has always been busy!  Emily continues to live, train and ride out from her base in beautiful Shropshire.


Dressage, a  highly skilled form of riding and a respected Equestrian Sport,  performed within a competition environment.  Horse and rider are required to perform from memory a series of predetermined movements.


The cross-country phase of competition requires horse and rider to be in their optimum physical shape and for success in this area a strong and trusting relationship must be built.


The show jumping aspect of the competition requires fences to be jumped within the maximum time allowed and penalties are incurred for any fences that are knocked down. This phase requires a clear head and a sound approach to complete a successful round.