Trainers Biogs

All of our instructors are BHS qualified and our trainers are British Dressage accredited/ National Trainers

We also offer a range of visiting National/ International Trainers specialising in either Dressage, Eventing or Show Jumping. 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.

Please refer to our Full Calendar of Training to see our latest dates.

Resident Trainers

Julie Hyslop BHSAI/ BHS Intermediate Teaching: Owner and Lead Trainer specializing in Dressage

Julie owns Vale View Equestrian with husband Mark. She trained at Talland with Pammy Hutton for 3 valuable years, She has 40 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 successfully ridden in the Melton and Harborough Cross Country Ride 14 times. She has ridden and produced show hacks and hunters at county level and qualified at HOYS.

Since setting up Vale View Equestrian in 2007 Julie has concentrated on dressage and has qualified and been placed at the British Dressage Regional Championships for the last 6yrs, also securing her place at the National Championships 2010 ,2011 and 2012. Alongside this, Julie continues to keep her eye in, and still regularly jumps her young dressage horse. Julie’s stunning dressage horse ‘DHI Krackatoa’ was purchased in March 2006 and had never been competed.

Since Julie has owned him, he has won numerous BD tests and was Northern Regional Champion at Medium Level in 2011. Both Julie and ‘DHI Krackatoa’ are now successfully competing at PSG and are working at Inter 1 at home. Julie trains with Ian Woodhead whose input over the last 7 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, although her young dressage star ‘Diva’ occasionally tests this statement! Her pupils are out competing BD and Trailblazers with great success and they don’t often come home without a rosette!


Caroline Moore

Caroline Moore FBHS, BE Master Coach has produced and ridden horses up to 4* level, competing at Badminton, Burghley, Bramham and Blenheim, as well as overseas. In 2007 she took part in the Olympic test event in Hong Kong on Don Giovanni.

Caroline, who is the British Eventing National u18 Coach and Junior Team Coach, now focuses mainly on coaching riders and other coaches to improve their skills, with the main aim to develop confidence and belief by building correct foundations. Along with coaching riders Caroline also helps develop coaches and regularly offers shadowing days leading up to exams or assessments.

Coaching sessions are delivered at all levels from grassroots to 4* and is backed up with backup support throughout the season with profiling, goal setting and competition planning. In 2017 Caroline had a pupils competing at every level of European Championships from Ponies to Seniors with a tally of 2 team Silvers, one individual Gold and one Team Gold medal.

Training & Clinic Costs:

  • £ 60 per session which includes facility hire
  • Bacs Details: Miss C M Moore, 20-63-66, 73529142
  • 24 hour cancellation policy

Ian Woodhead

Ian is one of the original founders of Dressage Horses International; he was National Under 21 Dressage Trainer for 18 years, during which time the Pony Team won 10 medals; two silvers and eight bronzes; he was home trainer to the Bechtolsheimers, and has trained many dressage riders up to Grand Prix level. In 2004 he moved away from pure dressage and now mainly trains event riders, a result of having met and married Heidi. Ian has an extensive list of clients include Oliver Townend (Flint Curtis and Carousel Quest, Badminton, Burghley and Express Eventing winners), Piggy French (DHI Topper W, Some Day Soon and Jakata, European silver medal winner and British WEG squad member), Nicola Wilson (Opposition Buzz, European and WEG team gold medal winners).

Andrew Fletcher

Steph first started working with horses some 35 yrs ago. Her love of dressage, both training and competing has been her way of life. To this end, the icing on the cake was to be asked to compete for GB in 1993 with her horse T C WILLIAMS. Both of them were a force to be reckoned with over a number of years at Grand Prix. Steph also turned her talent to Judging and today is a British Dressage list 1 judge.

When not judging or training, she has her own horse Hexenmeister who is graded Advanced Medium. In the last 8yrs Steph as trained 8 of her own horses to advanced level.

Steph always gets great pleasure, hearing from her clients, as to how well they do at competitions, and when they win you would think she had won! Steph has a direct approach, but delivers her coaching with a sense of fun, and oozes enthusiasm which is infectious!

Steph Cooper

Steph first started working with horses some 35 yrs ago. Her love of dressage, both training and competing has been her way of life. To this end, the icing on the cake was to be asked to compete for GB in 1993 with her horse T C WILLIAMS. Both of them were a force to be reckoned with over a number of years at Grand Prix. Steph also turned her talent to Judging and today is a British Dressage list 1 judge.

When not judging or training, she has her own horse Hexenmeister who is graded Advanced Medium. In the last 8yrs Steph as trained 8 of her own horses to advanced level.

Steph always gets great pleasure, hearing from her clients, as to how well they do at competitions, and when they win you would think she had won! Steph has a direct approach, but delivers her coaching with a sense of fun, and oozes enthusiasm which is infectious!

Heidi Woodhead

Heidi is a BE Accredited Coach, BHSI and has competed at 4* level including Badminton and Burghley. She also produces young performance horses, many of whom have gone on to compete at International Level with the “DHI” prefix.

As a trainer, Heidi is well known for developing confidence in both horse and rider, and specializes in developing partnerships by using progressive exercises which can be easily repeated at home, therefore ensuring continuation of progress between training sessions.

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