"I have known Demelza for a number of years and she has helped us with both schooling of our ponies and horses as well as teaching my husband and girls.  We have show and competition ponies and Demelza does an excellent job at keeping the ponies schooling up to ensure they continue to work correctly for the show ring and also very importantly, safely for the children.  She rides beautifully and is sympathetic to the needs of each pony/ horse and always treats each one as an individual , tailoring their work schedule accordingly.  She is very reliable and she also has enormous passion for what she does.   I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Demelza to anyone looking for a horse to be produced for competition or as a rider seeking professional training at any level." 

Chrissie Wheeler. Founder of The White Company and children compete nationally in showing including HOYS and RIHS

"I taught Demelza in eventing’s different disciplines. I remember her attitude was very serious and focused on her riding. A real horsewoman. I considered her talented enough to make a very good career in equestrian sport."

Arnaud Boiteau. Olympic 3day event team gold medallist, Athens. 2004 and tutor at l’Ecole Nationale d’Equitation.

"I have trained Demelza for the past 3 and a half years, with a break whilst she was away training at the Cadre Noir. She produces her horses in a correct and educated way having a tactful and patient approach. Her horses are always well turned out and produced in a professional way. She is becoming an effective and successful competition rider up to Medium Level. Her own horse is training well at Advanced Medium and making good progress towards the higher levels. Her trainer in Saumur was full of praise for her riding and dedication when I met him recently at the CDI  held there.""


Judy Harvey, FBHS, FEI Dressage judge. International grand prix rider and former selector.


"When I first met Demelza I had a different horse to the one I have now.  After a few lessons Demelza soon realised that he was not the right horse for me and did not suit what I wanted to do.  With this in mind I decided to sell him.  Demelza helped me write the ad and was always there for me through the whole selling process, helping me overcome the anxieties you get when parting with a four-legged friend.

 In 2008, without the help and patience of Demelza, I would not have found and purchased my current horse, Ode.  Demelza tirelessly trailed the country with me trying out potential horses and her knowledge and experience meant that I ended up with the right one.  She now trains Ode and I and is a fantastic teacher.  I always look forward to my lessons which are fun and varied and range from flatwork to jumping.   Demelza is a brilliant rider with the classical seat we all strive for and she is a huge inspiration.  She is full of great ideas and is kind, sympathetic and incredibly supportive.  Most importantly Demelza always has a smile on her face – what more could you ask for?"

Nicky Partridge, Rider/competitor