Dressage Coach & Trainer

Maddi has been riding for over 30 years, during which time she has trained with some of the world's finest trainers, including her long standing coach Carl Hester, who she has been coached by for over 20 years!

Maddi has dedicated much of her life to learning the art of classical dressage, and has studied under the guidance of Classical Master and Director of Training, Joaquin Vazquez Vela and other riders at the Royal School of Equestrian Art in Jerez, Spain.  Maddi worked for Joaquin in Spain at his private yard. There, as well as coaching, she rode, trained and competed a number of his and his clients horses up to Grand Prix level.  Maddi now coaches alongside Joaquin when he Clinics in the UK.

Maddi has also spent time learning from Dr Gerd Heuschmann, Manolo Mendez and the late Dr Kerry Ridgeway, which have been a huge influence in her understanding of equine physiology, biomechanics and psychological well being.  This has enabled her to not only successfully train horses and keep sound, happy athletes, but has also allowed her to specialise in rehab work and corrective schooling.
Maddi is an experienced competitor and has been lucky enough to experience competing in Europe as well as in the UK.  She has ridden at all levels up to Grand Prix and has worked and been based on the yards of several International Riders and Trainers.

Maddi has clients all all ages, abilities, levels and disciplines.  Many ride competitively, but she also enjoys helping people with leisure horses as well as re-schooling horses, especially Ex Race Horses, of which she has a lot of experience doing.  Her passion is helping Horses and Riders reach their full potential

Maddi's experience and qualifications ensure that you and your horse will experience only the finest care and coaching.As well as coaching her regular clients, Maddi has also developed and runs The Dressage Coach.  This is an online community for riders with an online coaching platform and a Members Hub.  Maddi creates all the content for the site, which means it is filled with super resources, a supportive and encouraging community and lots of e-learning, plus much more.Aside from horses, Maddi also loves dogs and has four working labradors, a Cocker Spaniel and a Terrier.


Maddi holds the following Qualifications and Accreditations

  • Centre 10 Advanced Coach
  • British Dressage Accredited Coach - UKCC Level 3
  • BHS Accredited Professional Coach
  • International Society of Rider Biomechanics Accredited Coach
  • Classical Riding Club Listed Trainer
  • Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) Accredited Trainer
  • BD Youth Coach & Assessor
  • Pony Club Coach
  • Advanced Diploma in Competition Horse Care Management
  • City & Guilds  - Health & Safety with Horses
  • Enhanced DBS
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Maddi has also completed the National Development Program for Coaching Excellence.
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