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January 16th, 2018

Next in- hand  clinic at Turville : Sunday 4th February 2018  

See Demonstration page for more details

January 16th, 2018

Joanna is now a Horse & Hound Blogger

Joanna has been asked to write regular blogs for Horse & Hound! Take a look at her first one here,

….but here is the start.

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my new blog! I’m so excited to be working with H&H and can’t wait to share all my life adventures with you all.

 Before we get started, let me introduce myself. I’m Joanna Thurman-Baker and I’m a professional dressage rider. At 20 I’m still new to the whole professional world, but I’ve been riding my whole life as my family owned a riding school and then later a Lusitano stud.

November 29th, 2017

Next In – Hand Clinic

In hand clinic Sunday 10th December. A great work out for you and your horse on those cold wet days, improving your horses core strength, teaching them all the lateral work. E-mail thurmanbakers@btinternet.com for more details or to book.

November 17th, 2017

Sophie’s Art

Sophie is having a Pre Christmas Sale! We need some space back in the tack room!

20% off all Original Contemporary art for one week only from 17th – 26th November 2017.

Chance to pick up a unique Christmas gift. This offer is not for commissions or prints. See https://www.sophiefois.co.uk/

October 22nd, 2017

Next clinic 4th November


The next in-hand or ridden Clinic will be on 4th November 2017.  Get your winter training started and have a super supple horse, Pilates for horses. 45mins private sessions £50.  Any type or breed of horse welcome.  It helps supple all horses whatever their discipline. Please e-mail thurmanbakers@btinternet.com for more details or to book.

October 10th, 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

We are having an Open afternoon here at Turville Valley Stud where you can come along and see what we do. An informal few hours, 2 – 4pm, where we shall be working our horses : from youngsters to Grand Prix with a mix in between. Showing what you can do at home during the winter months even if you only have one shaggy pony and a grass paddock!

Sophie will also be on the yard with her Art if you wanted to see her work. see www.sophiefois.co.uk

All free but please e-mail Diane on thurmanbakers@btinternet.com so we have an idea of numbers.

This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly.

August 22nd, 2017

Next Clinic Sunday 10th Sept 2017

The next in-hand or ridden Clinic will be on Sunday 10th September 2017.  Would you like to teach your horse Spanish walk, piaffe, half-pass, shoulder in from the ground or get a feeling from riding these movement?  Any make or breed of horse welcome.  It helps supple all horses whatever their discipline. Please e-mail thurmanbakers@btinternet.com for more details or to book.

April 13th, 2017

Upcoming Clinics

We are busy with competitions and Clinics at the moment. Please see Demo page for dates.

December 30th, 2016

Next In-hand clinic.

The next in-hand or ridden Clinic will be on 5th February 2017. Would you like to teach your horse Spanish walk, piaffe, half-pass,shoulder in from the ground or get a feeling from riding these movement?  Any make or breed of horse welcome.  It helps supple all horses whatever their discipline. Please e-mail thurmanbakers@btinternet.com for more details or to book.  These clinics are to a certain degree weather dependant.

December 9th, 2016

Samantha & Joanna selected for World Class Programme

The British Equestrian Federation (BEF) has today announced 34 athletes who have been selected for the UK Sport National Lottery funded World Class Podium Potential Programme for 2016-2018.

Both Samantha and Joanna are on the list! Well done girls, follow this link for more. http://www.britishdressage.co.uk/news/show/2829-world-class-athletes-selected-for-2016-2018-squad