Jill started riding at an early age, growing up at the local riding school in Newquay Cornwall. After leaving school Jill went to Chiverton Riding Centre in Cornwall to train for the British Horse Society Assistant Instructors certificate (BHSAI). Then she went to Duchy College to do an equine business management course and finish the BHSAI. Successfully completing both by her 19th birthday.
Once Jill finished her training she worked for a season with point to pointers, it was extremely hard with long hours and little pay, but very rewarding.
After several years Jill decided to go back to Duchy College were she completed the Higher National Diploma in Horse Management, and the BHSII exam, she was the only student that year to complete both.
With this knowledge Jill went to Bishop Burton College in Yorkshire to work as an assistant yard manager to gain further experience. She completed 3 years and then decided to move closer to home. Jill became the yard manager at Wiltshire College Lackham for a further 3 years before starting on her own.
Jill is now into her 4th year of working for herself, and running a small yard in Melksham. Jill is a regular pony club and riding club instructor, and also teaches the disabled riders on a Friday at Hampsley Hollow.
Jill is also a senior instructor at Widbrook Equestrian Centre, where she teaches xc clinics, once a month.
Following a difficult year with the events being cancelled, Eddie qualified to do the CIC 1* at Aldon International this year.
The young horses have also done very well, with Rehill Gold (Oliie) owned by Mrs E. Curnow completing 3 BE 90's and jumping double clears he also won a combine sj &xc at WWEC. Ollie was also placed at all his combine training's. We will aim for him to go BE 100 next season, and the 3 day Pre Novice at Aldon International.
Harry owned by myself had lots of fun with Katie Ebbs (NVQ 2 student) completing many one day events and being placed, unfortunately the BE events he was entered in were all cancelled. He also went clear around some 1m hunter trails. We are looking forward to next season starting with some BE 90's and moving fairly quickly to BE 100's.