Profile – Lucy Dixon

 

lucy dixonTwo of my passions are producing quality young horses and in the retraining of ex-racehorses.

I come from a non-horsey background. Therefore I have had to work extremely hard to get to where I am today. I have accumulated a wealth of experience in both the care and training of horses and in the teaching of riders. I have a lot of patience and empathy with all horses and believe I have a natural ability to get the best from even the most tricky of characters.

In 2003, at the age of 21, I set up my own livery yard in Hampshire, which had always been my ambition. Although the yard was successful I had begun to event a mare, Top Tottie V, whom I had produced from a 4 y.o. She won from B90 to Novice level. I realised that in order to event full time I needed to give up the business and gain further experience as a full time rider.

So, very sad to leave Hampshire and all my friends and family who have supported me to this day, I moved to Wiltshire to ride for Jane Holderness-Roddam, President of British Eventing, where I gained valuable experience and rose to become head rider. I produced Cuillan Hills, one of Jane’s home-bred horses, from B90 to Advanced level. We had Badminton in sight but sadly at the end of the 2011 season he was injured. By this time I had already decided to set up on my own again and put to good use the wealth of new skills I have learnt.

I am now based at Ivy Leaze Farm, made famous by the legendary Olympian event rider Ginny Leng. I am building my own team of event horses and am hoping to follow in Ginny’s footsteps. I am also offering livery and training of both horse and rider.

Lucy Dixon.

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