About Team Torrent

Team Torrent was formed in 1998 when I was fortunate to be loaned the 16.3h gelding, Torrent.
  
Torrent changed my life, literally.  He took me from being a producer of show horses and an ok rider at unaffiliated Elementary level to being unbeaten at Regional Championships from Prelim to Medium, to winning the BD National Championships at Prelim and Novice in our first season and successfully progressing through the levels to PSG when unfortunately he had to be retired.

Torrent introduced me to people, horses and a world that I otherwise I would not have known. For that I owe him, and his generous owner, Mrs Susan Erian, everything.

  
Although Torrent is now retired, we felt it appropriate that his name carried on and so my horses all compete under the umbrella of Team Torrent.
 
 
Torrent Nationals
Torrent and Pippa at the BD Nationals 1998

 

I have in excess of 35 years experience working in the equine industry and since concentrating on dressage have competed successfully  with a number of horses, up to and including Intermediaire 1 level.
We are regular competitors at both Summer and Winter BD Regionals, and have competed at the BD Nationals on many occessions, always making the top ten.
 
I have been involved with BYRDS training in our region and train a variety of riders from grass roots upwards, aiming to give confidence, enthusiasm and structure to all.
Pupils have qualified for and been successful in a wide variety of Championships from Pony and Riding Club, BD Regional Championships from Prelim to Medium and BYRDS Talent Spotting Finals.
 
Previous to my dressage career, I was actively involved in the show and stud scene.
Employed as head girl to a number of excellent studs, I produced ridden and in hand horses and ponies to county and National Championship success including HOYS and RIHS.
 
I attained my NPS Stud Assisstant and Diploma examinations and also trained many students for the Stud Assistants examination with a very high pass rate.
I have also been a ridden panel judge at county and national level.
 
Main BD results.....
 
1998  
          Midlands Regional Preliminary Championship    1st
          Eastern  Regional Restricted Novice Championship      1st
          BD National Preliminary Championship               1st
          BD National  Restricted Novice Championship      1st
 
          BD Open Novice Music Championship                  1st
1999
          Eastern Regional Restricted Elementary Championship  1st
          BD National Restricted Elementary Championship     2nd
2000
          Eastern Regional Open Elementary Championship    1st
          Eastern Regional Restricted Medium Championship  3rd
          BD National Open Elementary Championship             8th
          BD Open Medium Music Championship                      7th
2001
          Eastern Regional Restricted Medium Championship   1st
          BD National Restricted national Championships         10th
2002
          Eastern Regional Open Advanced Medium Championship  5th
2004
          Eastern Winter Regional Open Medium Championship    5th
          Eastern Regional Open Advanced Medium Championship  7th
2006
           Addington Winter Open Advanced Medium Music Championship  10th
           Knight's End Area Festival PSG Championship    2nd
2007
           Addington Winter Open Advanced Medium Music Championship   6th
           BD Area Festival PSG Championship  6th
           Wix Area Festival Open Medium Championship  1st
           Wix Area Festival PSG Championship  3rd
           Sissons Farm Area Festival PSG    1st
2008
           BD Area Festival PSG Championship   6th
           BD  Area Festival Open Advanced Medium Championship   9th
           Central Regional Open Medium Championship   10th
2009
           Addington Winter Regional Open Elementary Music Championship 7th
            Addington Winter Open Medium Music Championship    10th