This is Barney. He stands 17.3hh (and growing) 6 year old Warmblood. He is a very gentle, soppy giant! I have had him since he was 4yrs old, all gangly and green so with Dianes’ help we were able to start from scratch with his dressage training. We started with nothing but in-hand work and hacking slowly developing his muscles and strength. By being able to train this way I am managing to develop a wonderfully supple and dynamic horse. He still has a long way to go but with time, patience and a huge amount of Diane’s help and expertise, I hope to have a nicely talented dressage horse in a few years. Kate Lockwood. MSC Animal Manipulation, B.Ost Med
Euwe – Friesian. “The training at Turville has been incredible. Euwe has learnt all the lateral work and is now moving on to more advanced work such as piaffe. This is something I would never have achieved without the superb training we have received during our regular stays. We really cannot thank Diane and team enough.” Clare Axon-Saunders
Snack-a-Jack came to us as a rather ungainly youngster but with super paces and potential. We spent a year working in his flat work, mostly lunge and in -hand which built up his muscles correctly and made him a very balanced ride. We had hoped he would do pure dressage but his heart wasn’t in it so he has now gone off to event which apparently is much more to his liking. Of course his classical training has given him a great platform to work from. We hope he goes on to be successful and wish him luck.
Thanks to Turville Valley Stud my Welsh Cob , Dallas is a real pleasure to ride. With their help, guidance and schooling we have great fun with our Dressage and Working Equitation. He is very supple, performs all the lateral work and very good Spanish Walk….Jean Holmes.
Zimbral – Lusitano Stallion “Zimbral I have been coming to Turville since March & it has been brilliant. Diane has really helped us get to grips with our lateral work which was an area we were struggling with. Diane is one of the few trainers who has not only had traditional Portuguese training, but also knows what is needed to compete to a high standard in modern dressage. Thanks for all your help so far, and looking forward to continuing Zimbral’s training under your guidance.” Emma Brook
Wess came to us on schooling livery as a four yr old. A gorgeous KWPN, we slowly bought him on and educated him and were thrilled when he won at the Addington Championships. He is now doing well with his owner at home.
Lauren on Alia, the most stunning Andalusian Stallion . Came to us for training, the most intelligent and gifted of horses!
- Ravels Bolero ( Ollie )Ravel’s Bolero known as Ollie was at Turville from the end of November 2007 – June 2011. A dark bay, 16.1 Friesian cross warmblood. With his previous owner he had done a couple of preliminary and novice dressage classes and gained 10 dressage points. His new owner Bernadette Briggenshaw wanted to take him up the levels and whilst here they gained many successes right through to Medium level. He is now working at Advanced Medium.