Latest News

July 3rd, 2016

Joannas June Blog is up!

June has been amazing, with a so many highlights and only a few whoopsies!
I took Apollo over to Windmill farm to get some points for the summer regionals at adv med. With the new system I can compete him at gold, and it was the first time in about 3 years that I have ridden him at that level! Mum and I have a motto for competitions; she can get the right directions to the venue and I will get the directions in the test right. However we got completely lost and had to be saved by Dad! To see the rest… go to her page 
June 1st, 2016

Joannas May Blog

See the latest on Joanna & Novas page

May 5th, 2016

Next Clinic

The next  Clinic is on 22nd May 2016. Ridden or in-hand. Please go to Demo page.

April 3rd, 2016

Joannas March Blog

See Joannas latest Blog at Casanova and Joannas Journal

April 2nd, 2016

Some very sad news.


Cole (Concorde Two) had a tumble in his paddock in January which caused multiple injuries to the mechanics in his hind leg.  In spite of doing all we could he was getting significantly worse and it was getting more painful. He was sadly put to sleep last Monday.  Lauren is devastated.  He was such a talented horse who just lived for his jumping. Read the rest of this entry »

March 16th, 2016

Short Term working pupil position available

Short Term working pupil position available. Get valuable experience working with lovely horses and opportunity to learn too. Please e-mail and leave a phone number too for more details.

Sorry, no accommodation.

November 21st, 2015

Successful Demo at Bury Farm

We were asked to put on an evening Lecture/Demo at Bury Farm by Three Rivers and District Riding Club.

Five horses and one Dartmoor Hill Pony took part showing how we work our horses from the ground, and working up right through to Grand Prix movements. We have had great feedback and it was an enjoyable evening.  If you are interested in organising or hosting an event like this please e-mail or call Diane on 01491 638598

Jess & Joanna with Diane

Jess & Joanna with Diane




5 yr old Rescue pony Billy at his first Demo

5 yr old Rescue pony Billy at his first Demo

Zazu & Samantha

Zazu & Samantha

October 8th, 2015

Demo at Bury Farm

Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 7,30 From Groundwork to Grand Prix Dressage with Diane Thurman-Baker at  Bury Farm Equestrian Club Mill Road Slapton Bucks LU7 9BT

To see more detail and book tickets  see Bury farm site or see Demo page


October 5th, 2015

Next Clinic at Turville

Thank you to those who attended the clinic this weekend. We had great feedback. The next one will be on 8th November. Read the rest of this entry »

September 13th, 2015

Henley Show

Lauren took Cole to Henley Show and he jumped his little socks off! They jumped first to go in the Open which was a straight speed class. Lauren put her foot down from the word go and they did a super fast round Read the rest of this entry »