Emily first rode at the age of two on her grandfather’s horse, Toby, the story goes that she screamed whenever she was lifted off! It seemed inevitable Emily would work with horses and she is now living 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 had the opportunity to be 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.
In 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 a busy one! Emily continues to live, train and ride out from her base in beautiful Shropshire and has returned to competition now that UK restrictions due to COVID-19 have been lifted.
Dressage, a highly skilled form of riding and a respected Equestrian Sport performed in exhibition and competition environments. 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.
During the show jumping phase of the competition fences must be jumped within the maximum time allowed with penalties incurred for any fences that are knocked down. This phase requires a clear head and a sound approach to complete a successful round.
Truly lovely person who is hard working and very knowledgable. Left my horse with Emily for training and she has done an amazing job. Not rushed him and spent time building his confidence over fences. Highly recommend!
After Burghley people will realise how talented and hardworking Em is.
Amazing rider. Total dedication. Hardworking and so deserves her success.