Debbie started her training by taking her BHSAI Exam at Talland, more recently the UKCC Level 2 and is a Group 3 Dressage Rider.
She has always and continues to train with top trainers.
Involved with teaching PC and Local RC riders for many years : training riders up to Regional and Winter Championship Level at Dressage. Debbie has competed successfully herself up to Prix St Georges level in dressage and at the Winter Championships, BE eventing to Novice and British Showjumping to Foxhunter level.
In order to develop the ridden work the emphasis starts on improved body awareness and posture. Fitness specifically for riders too .Debbie uses a lot of Pilates principles and anatomy knowledge in her training recommending specialists to help to further improve strength and suppleness.Richard Marfell comes to Gainfield regularly to aid functional fitness- as a group we have fun and get fit!
Richard Marfell runs Rider Fitness Training every week at Gainfield.
"Rider fitness promotes efficiency and confidence in the saddle"
At Gainfield amongst the facilities for the horses is an Anky Free Rider.This is just one of the many pieces of equipment available for riders to use at Gainfield enabling riders to understand the need to stretch and strengthen in order to be the best they can be in the saddle.
The Functional fitness classes also run every week with RICHARD MARFELL- Fitness and Well-being coach. This helps to improve CV fitness as well as an allround body workout with lots of stretching in between! This takes place on site.These are popular with a lot of clients both livery and visiting training clients too. The criteria is that it is fun! None of us are gym bunnies so Richard applies a stealth approach ! Prosecco often being the main theme of conversation!
Debbie on her PSG horse Pandour