The gallops at Nouvelle I've found are a brilliant way to fitten the horses up when they are in full work and just need a bit extra. The scenic steady hill incline really makes them work without straining joints as a circular flat gallops can. My horse Heskey really improved last season from using them and being fitter and we finished the season by winning one of the NAF british ridiing clubs festival of the hunter championship classes. Our dressage marks have also gone from low 60s to mid 70s meaning we are now winning classes.
Jenny Duffin, Woodside Farm, Quorn.
Hi Sally, having regularly used your gallops throughout the event season I would thoroughy recommend them to anyone wishing to get their horses fit or even for exercising when the ground is hard. The slight incline improves fitness massively and the surface is always well prepared and level. I have no hesitiation in recommending them and will be using them again this season. Many thanks Sally! Leanne x
Sally has been teaching my daughter on our 14.2 connemara pony for just over a year now. I was initially concerned that my 11 year old (now 12) would be unable to manage our sometimes "strong" mare. However under Sally's tuition Ellie has progressed from learning basic flatwork skills to jumping a small course of fences at local shows. Ellie has grown in confidence and always enjoys her lessons.
Sally incorporates a variety of different activities and pitches the lesson at the right level for our pony and my daughter. Sally always listens to what Ellie has to say, assesses what they need to improve on and adapts her lessons accordingly.
I would thoroughly recommend Sally as an excellent riding instructor.
Sally has kindly schooled my little horse Charly for over a year whilst my children have been away at University. His flatwork has improved in leaps and bounds (not literally!) and he really enjoys his sessions. He is a cheeky Welsh D cross with a similar temperament to Sally's horse Rodney and Sally knows how to get the best out of him. Last summer they competed together in unaffiliated prelim dressage achieving first place scoring an impressive 70%. This year they are working up to novice standard. Sally is a joy to work with, has great empathy with her rides and always makes the owner feel very welcome.
(photo right of Sally and Charly at their first competitive outing)
After bringing my mare Maddie to university in Sutton Bonington in September, I was put in touch with Sally through a mutual friend for some lessons. Sally now travels to me once a week to teach me which is very handy as I do not have transport. With very competitive rates, she really makes the most of the hour to get the best possible work out of you and your horse. With Sally’s expert guidance, my mare and I have progressed from being unsure at Novice level to competing confidently at Elementary, as well as teaching her some of the more advanced movements such as flying changes and half pass. Being on DIY, I previously found it difficult to go away for weekends and leave Maddie, however Sally provides her with first rate care and schooling whilst I am away. In the past, I had struggled to find a teacher who pushed me to achieve without piling on the pressure, but in Sally I have found a first class trainer and a great friend.
(picture left of Sophy on Maddie and Sally on Doris)
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I cannot recommend Sally highly enough!!
I came back to riding after some time away due to a bad fall, I had brought a new pony who turned out to be quick and full of character. The thought of trotting or cantering on him with him being so quick made me incredibly nervous. I have tried a few instructors who would get frustrated with me being nervous which made everything worse. I can honestly say if I hadn't have had Sally recommended to me I would have given up. From my first lesson with Sally I felt comfortable and at ease which is brilliant! After my first lesson I went away feeling so
Much better and with every lesson I enjoyed my pony more and more, I have learnt so much about horse care as well as riding from Sally. My confidence came on leaps and bounds and I even started jumping! I would never have seen myself doing anything like that before having lessons with Sally! My pony and I built a super bond with Sally's help. Unfortunately my boy passed away. However Sally was there to help just like she had been before. Sally understood us both and helped us so much!! However I didn't give up I have a new pony now and I am still learning things with every lesson and improving all the time. I really would like to thank Sally for the care and dedication that she showed towards me and my first pony biscuit, with out her we couldn't have achieved any of what we did! With Sally's support and guidance I am now jumping and hacking out confidently on my new pony and enjoying riding. thanks to this amazing instructor!.
Rosa Bodell (photo right of Rosa's first jumping session on Dylan)