Leaps and Bounds Veterinary Physiotherapy provides sponsorship and year-round support to some exciting combinations; meet them below...
If you are intrested in our sponsorship programme then please get in touch.
Ambitious and aspiring event rider based in Dorset, competing at local, national and international shows with an exciting string of horses.
"My name is Oli, I’m an amateur event rider from Dorset and this season, I have two
lovely horses to compete. Tequilla B Z a feisty 9 year old bay mare at Novice level
and Humphry, a laid back 7 year old Dutch Warmblood who will aim for BE90. I’m a
latecomer to eventing and horse riding in general, not being from an equestrian
background. I started in my twenties in 2008, far later than most. I’ve produced
Tequilla and Humphry from scratch with the assistance of inspirational CIC5* BE
accredited coach Jo Rimmer, and the outstanding Karen Croft, NLP practitioner and
Tequilla starting at BE80(T) in June 2016, stepping up to Novice at the end of 2017
with a double clear at Aldon International. The cross country round is available on An
Eventful Life here. We then completed our first Intermediate in June 2018. Humphry
had a successful season at BE90 as a 5-year-old before focussing on SJ last year,
returning to eventing at Bovington where he came 3rd in the BE80T and was awarded
the Technical Merit for finishing on his dressage.
My plans for 2019 are to consolidate my experience at novice level with Tequilla and to
step Humphry back up to BE90. We very much are looking forward to working with Leaps & Bounds Physiotherapy for the 2019 season. The horse’s wellbeing is our team’s priority, massage and general healthcare is a critical part of their care meaning they can perform to their best. "
Dedicated Dressage / Event rider based in Hampshire. Equine Lecture / coach at Sparsholt College. BHS accredited coach, UKCC Coach, organising equestrian events and clinics in the South.
''Me and aurora have been competing in dressage for around 2 and half
years now, and gone all the way through intro to now working at
elementary. Within that time she has qualified for Team Quest, British
Dressage, Native and Riding Club Championships at prelim and novice
level. Within the last year we hit a snag in our training, when myself and
one of my other horses had a fall together and after breaking a few
vertebrae I had to have 6 months off riding. Aurora was then just
hacking and got a bit chubby but she was the only horse I would happily
jump on after my accident and that I did. On the day of discharge we
went for a hack. 2 weeks later we were back up the centre line and 4
weeks later we had qualified for BRC national championships at Lincoln.
In the meantime, having lost some sensation in my left leg, Aurora was
coping well with my asymmetries and bought my confidence back in
We headed to nationals and we Won! National Champions and our first
sash!! Since then we continue to trot up that centre line, having already
qualified for the NPS championships and have our sights set for 4 other
championships and hoping to step up to affiliated elementary this year. We also compete in all riding club disciplines having already qualified for
the Arena Eventing championships and aim to do our first BE80 this year. She is a one in a million pony that will turn her hoof to anything
and has done so much for me over the last year.''