Fiona Davidson Eventing
New yard, more exciting facilities to play with!
The horses have settled so well into the new yard, which is a testiment to the lovely quiet feel it has to it. We have 16 lovely roomy rubber lined stables, where they can see much of what is going on between them, to keep them amused! Spacious tackroom and stacks of space to store everything. The exciting stuff really being the awesome facilities...
At our fingertips we now have:
2 International sized outdoor arenas on waxed track 60m x 30m jumping arena and 60m x 20m dressage school, both with floodlights.
2 Indoor arenas, again, with fabulous surfaces, waxed Cushion Track:
International jumping arena is 70m x 30m with gallery at one end for viewing competitions.
International Dressage indoor is 66m x 25m with one entire end wall full of top quality mirrors.
All weather water complex with cross country playground area- half grass and half surface. Steps and ditches with a wide range of portable cross country fences.
Extra bonuses include a cafe in the indoor viewing area on competition days, and a tack shop above. Regular competitions are held at Vale View, so the horses can have 'match practice' all the time! They run everything from unaffiliated to affiliated Dressage and Show Jumping, Arena Eventing and Clear round Jumping training. The hacking is great locally, with quiet, hilly roads through the village, and a network of bridleways.
uding spending my GAP year on an International Event yard with my own horses, spending a lot of time riding the young horses sent to be produced. I have spent three years as a Yard Supervisor at Hartpury College being in charge of one of the DIY yards; and have produced six young horses during this time.F
MEET THE TEAM:
First Jockey: Anna Gilbert
Anna joined the team full time after Christmas, having been my student and subsequently Working Pupil since last season. She has not only got Equine Qualifications, she has a wealth of experience in yards and producing young horses with a very similar ethos to me... Allowing them time and therefore learning at a pace they are able to absorb and enjoy. She has a super 'feel' and is doing a wonderful job with my youngsters. She is super to have on the team as she brings her chirpy, warm & positive vibe to the team, and the ability to look at the bigger picture and progress.
Yard Manager: Sam Jelfs
Sam has worked on a variety of top level competition and hunting yards, and brings a productive cheery atmosphere to the yard. She is in charge of the day to day running of the yards, and also fitness and special attention for the competition horses.
CAITLYN looks after the yard and horses part time, and also has horses of her own that she likes to get out and about with.
NAOMI comes in to do weekends and extra days, and is learning all about the runnings of competition yards.