We feel sure that our team of experienced trainers are the best in the Midlands, offering everybody whatever their chosen equestrian sport - top quality training in the best facilities - indoor and out, from grass root riders with/without their own horses, all the way up to advanced partnerships.
Julie Hyslop BHSAI/BHSII
British Dressage Accredited Trainer -
Julie owns VVEq with husband Mark. She trained at Talland
with Pammy Hutton for 3 valuable years, She has 25 years of
experience in horse care and just as important customer care.
She regularly rode as part of the hugely successful Fosse Manor
team-chase team, evented and has done the Melton Cross Country
Ride 10 times. She has ridden and produced show hacks and
hunters at county level and qualified at HOYS. Julie has
qualified and been placed at the Regional Dressage Championships
for the last four years and has recently won the Medium
Restricted Class at this years
Regionals and secured her place at the Nationals in September.
Julie's young horse 'DHI Krackatoa' was purchased in March 2006 and had not been competed. Since Julie has owned him, he has won numerous BD tests and been consistently placed at the regionals and is now competing at Advanced Medium level. Julie trains with Ian Woodhead whose input over the last two years has been invaluable.
Julie has a great rapport with ‘quirky’ horses and freely admits to preferring retraining difficult horses and enjoys the challenge - Julie is always on the lookout for another special star to retrain. Her pupils are out competing BD with great success and they don’t often come home without BD points or a qualification for the regionals. Although she is passionate about training and competing with the dressage livery clients, she is equally caring about teaching the less experienced clients and puts her heart and soul into this. Just as she enjoys training difficult horses she is very experienced and understanding when teaching a novice or nervous client who has perhaps experienced problems elsewhere.
FBHS, BE Accredited Trainer - Caroline has coached many competitive partnerships from grass roots level right up to advanced level eventing. Caroline is a Fellow of the BHS and a BE accredited coach and has recently been appointed as the British Eventing National u18 Coach. In 2005 Caroline was selected along with 5 other trainers to be a part of 'The World Class Coaching Programme'. This was a 3 year programme providing extensive and exclusive coach training from international trainers such as Yogi Breisner, Kenneth Clawson, Lucinda Green and Ian Woodhead.
One of Caroline’s major coaching achievements has been getting the Belvoir Pony Club Horse Trials Team through to the championship for the third year running. Out of 32 top national teams they achieved 5th place in 2003 and runners up in 2004 and 2005. Caroline’s own competitive career has mainly consisted of bringing young event horses up through the grades. She has ridden successfully at four CCI**, five CCI*** and has ridden around Burghley CCI**** twice. In 2007 she took part in the Olympic test event in Hong Kong on Don Giovanni. Caroline is an outstanding, highly driven and hugely inspirational eventing trainer. Caroline runs training sessions Monday to Wednesday and Clear Round jump schooling on most Tuesday afternoons. To book lessons with Caroline please contact her direct on 07702 607 609.
Visiting National & International Trainers
Ian Woodhead - DHI, Dressage Trainer
Andrew Fletcher British Dressage list 2a judge £55.
Vale View Staff
Diane Starkey Centre Manager/ Event Organiser
Diane has recently joined the Vale View team from Wellington Riding in Hampshire,
where she organised all the shows and events. Diane is originally from Cambridge,
and has previously worked for dressage rider Nicola McGivern, and event rider Tiny
Clapham. She has a BSc Hons in Equine Sports Science and is a BHSPI + Int SM,
and has competed up to Elementary level.
Georgie Richardson Main Yard Manager
Georgie came to Vale View as a working pupil straight after finishing school
and has been here for four years. Since working at Vale View she has gained
her NVQ Level 2 in Horse Care and has worked her way up to being yard manager.
Before coming to Vale View Georgie had worked at a Show Jumping yard and also
a feed store and livery yard whilst she was still at school. Georgie
competes at British Show Jumping and has also
been to the Trailblazer Show Jumping Championship at Stoneleigh.
Vale View Equestrian couldnt run without the other fantastic members of the team
Dan Halliday - Competition yard groom and rider
Charlotte Clark Competition yard groom
Luke Clarke Main Yard Groom and Show Assistant
Alex Walker Catering and livery yard groom
Jemma Wilson Part-time Catering and yard assistant
Ben Wass Part-time competition assistant
Rachel Hall Part time competition yard assistant