Senior Sponsored Riders
Calum Whitworth - Calum was recognised as 'one to watch' earlier this year by Horse & Hound. Calum and partner Ryan run Shannon Equestrian and are hugely successful at spotting talent in young horses and bringing them on to either compete or to sell. Calum trained and qualified his horse Ramazotti to PSG, then selling him. He has been hugely successful at the Young Horse classes and is also a brilliant trainer.
Katie Bailey - Katie has recently set up her own yard following a number of years training based at Carl Hester's. She had the ride at the lower levels on Barney (Nip Tuck) prior to his rise to Grand Prix, and has competed at several National Championships and has had some great success this year with her Young Horse on her first outings with him. Another one to watch from that quiet corner near Newent!
Kate Dwyer (IRL) is Freedom Saddlery's international Grand Prix dressage sponsored rider. Kate rides and trains at Grand Prix and has represented Ireland. Recently crowned PSG National Champion and reserve Champion in Intermediate 1!! Go Kate and Fabio!
Cork based Susi Hirch is now sponsored by Freedom Saddlery! Susi and her lovely horse Teddy aspire to be the first coloured horse to compete at Grand Prix - qualifying for Hickstead at the Irish national winter championships. Photo to follow.
Freedom Saddlery will also be saddle fitting for eventer Sam Watson (IRL).
Local Dressage Rider - Toby Blake
Toby Blake is Freedom Saddlery's newest sponsored dressage rider/trainer. Toby trains with Carl Hester and Stephen Clarke and has qualified for the Winter Championships at Advanced Medium! Go Toby and Udo!
U25 (GB) GRAND PRIX RIDER - EMMA CORBETT
Emma has represented GB YR internationally and has just completed her honours degree in Equine Science at Hartpury College. She has successfully starting campaigning Feo at Grand Prix. With young horse Arnie looking particularly talented Emma and her horses are hot on the trail of some of the senior riders in the GB team.
EVENT RIDER Tyler Cassells, is based at Somerford Park and has his own yard there! Tyler was selected as part of the GB CCI** squad and has enjoyed great success with all his rides this year. Tyler is an extremely talented young event rider and is most definitely one to watch for the future - starting the season with a win at Weston !
Dubai based International Showjumper Farhang Sadhegi is a regular on the European circuit and his uber talented ride Billy is having incredible success this summer. Billy is ridden in an Equipe ek26 carbon fibre jump saddle. Dubai based dressage Grand Prix rider, trainer, artist and judge Dianne Breeze has worked with Freedom Saddlery for 3 years. Partnering her fabulous horse Hermi she has had a fantastic season in Dubai - gaining top spots in the highly contested classes at Bou Theib, plus winning at the major PSG competition in 2015.
Freedom Saddlery also saddle fits for local Cheshire eventers Paul Sims and Hannah Bate, who have recently ridden at Badminton, Burghley and Blenheim very successfully!