Dressage Training & Livery

Dressage Coaching with International dressage rider Francesca Walker

Freelance coaching available at either Blackington Stud or your own premises only by personal appointment as Fran works full time outside of the farm and stables. Fran has taught a number of pupils from local riding club level through to affiliated and international. She has contributed to the success of a young pony rider at Under 21s, and has turned around adult combinations that have struggled to improve with other trainers. She has a deep understanding of correct dressage riding and specializes in teaching the building blocks for success at the higher levels without compromise. She does not offer quick fix nor tricks and therefore is only interested in those who are fully committed to correct riding and hard work.  

Fran has represented Great Britain at International Small Tour level and competed nationally at Grand Prix on Pavarotti, a horse she has produced from Advanced Medium.  She has produced a number of young horses and ponies from 3 years old up through the levels, and a good number of these have gone on to have spectacular success nationally and internationally. Some of her career highlights include:
  • GB Pony Squad in 2003 with Naturell. Qualified for 2003 Winter Championships. Selected for Necarne Dressage Festival and Go for Gold where they finished 3rd with over 71%.
  • Central Summer Regional Champion at Medium Restricted with Naturell in August 2004. Placed 7th in the Medium Restricted at the National Championships.
  • Qualified Real Ruby for the British National 5 year old Championship, and the Pavo Potential International  5 year old Championship in 2006 with scores over 84%.
  • Finished 4th in the 2006 British National 5 year old Championship at Hickstead CDIO with Real Ruby with over 80%.
  • Achieved scores of over 76% at novice and over 73% at elementary with Real Ruby.
  • Central Winter Regional Champion at Novice Open with Real Ruby in 2008.
  • Won the SPSS/British Dressage Young Dressage Pony Championships in 2010 with Rufus with a score of 79.2%.
  • Won and placed at PSG and Inter 1 with scores of over 73% with Pavarotti H.
  • Placed at Premier League shows from 2010 – 2012 at PSG and Inter 1 with Pavarotti H.
  • Represented Great Britain at Hartpury CDI at Small Tour level with Pavarotti H in 2011. They qualified in the top 15 for the Inter 1 freestyle, where they finished 10th with over 67%.  Represented GB again in 2013 and finished 7th with scores of over 71%.
  • Double Regional Champion at the 2011 South-West Summer Regional Championships with Pavarotti H. Winning both the PSG and Inter 1 Regional Championships.  
  • Qualfied for the Regional Championships every year from 2001 to 2013 with a number of different horses and ponies. Qualified for the Winter and National Championships several times.

If you would like to contact Francesca for an informal chat about whether she could help you, she can be contacted on 01865 391374. Please leave a message.