I have always had ponies but my love of dressage started in 2011 when we bought my first horse. He was young and had no previous experience of dressage either so we taught each other. When we got to medium level I was struggling so we bought a schoolmaster to help me out and then it all took off for me. I was selected 3 times for the GBR European team, was Amateur National Champion at medium level and won 3 international classes.
Around this time, I also found a new sponsor who supplied me with Tattini riding kit. Sadly, my sponsor was not able to sustain the sponsorship but my love of Tattini goods continues. The clothes are so hard wearing and the quality is exceptional. I especially love my Tattini yard boots, short competition jacket and down jackets as worn in the photos.
We sold my schoolmaster last year and he is now enjoying life with a junior rider in Venice. For the last 3 years I have been bringing on my youngsters while juggling a degree at Southampton University. Following my graduation, I am now doing horses full time to see if I can make it work. I teach a lot and train/compete owners’ horses as well my own.
I have Kiwi who I plan to compete at small tour in the premier leagues together with Landin and some internationals towards the end of the year. Fly and Izzy are both competing Novice and Gucci, Kita are at Elementary medium level. Gareth Hughes, my trainer helps me a lot and I am hoping that Kiwi will be my first horse that I have trained from Preliminary to Grand Prix.
I will keep you posted with how things progress and thank you for your interest.
Jessica Gale (England)