The Reybridge Team
David’s eventing career started in the Pony Club ranks, where he was a regular team rider for his Pony Club at Championship level.
As an U18 rider, David won the Gatcombe Pony Trials, and was 1st and 2nd in the FEI Junior 1* events at both Tattersalls and Glanusk, on four different horses.
His obvious talent and dedication to the sport was initially recognised with his selection for the SW Regional Foundation squad in 2010, and confirmed in 2011/12 when he was selected for the World Class Development Programme, which develops exceptional athletes with the potential to move onto the world stage.
In 2011 David won the U18 National Championships, and went one better in 2012 by winning the U21 National Championships and the Redmills OI Under 21 League. He represented Great Britain on two Junior teams, winning team gold and individual bronze in 2011.
David went on to represent Great Britain in Europe as a Young Rider three years running resulting in a team silver medal at Jardy, Paris, in September 2013, and a team bronze at Vale Sabroso, Portugal in September 2014. He was also asked to be part of the senior Nations Cup team at Houghton International that year, and the end of the 2014 season saw him win The Goldman Cup, awarded by British Eventing to the top U21 rider at the end of the season, and asked to ride the dressage test at Badminton 2015, as ‘guinea pig’ for the judges.
Maggie Doel BHSI
Maggie evented to Advanced level and was a member of the GB 2* International team. She then changed direction to focus on dressage, in which she competed to Grand Prix level, and now enjoys training event riders to 4* level, and dressage riders to Prix St Georges.
Maggie is a Senior BHS examiner but still takes pleasure in coaching Pony Club teams, which she has done for many years, culminating in the Avon Vale PC Team taking third place in the 2014 National Championships.
Granny (Mary Fox, Maggie’s mother) is all things to all people. She is the provider of bacon butties and delicious cakes, and endless cups of tea and coffee; she keeps the lorry spic and span on event days, and as you can see, is the keeper of the trophies and rosettes.
Granny is a staunch supporter of David and his career, and is co-owner of Imperial Dancer (with Maggie), and of MocklersHill Buster (with Jane James).
Lucy Grimshaw (left, riding Tia) came up through the Avon Vale Pony Club, and developed her knowledge and high standards of stable management as a teenager. After a stint working indoors in the hospitality world, Lucy decided to move back outside and is now an established member of staff.
Lucy will be running the yard in David’s absence at competitions throughout the season.
Georgie went to Hartpury College and is using her knowledge to good effect, both riding and on the yard. She is about to start her LGV training with WTTL and will be out and about with David across the season.
Here she is (left) being presented with the Best Turnout award for the CIC2* at Bicton Arena in April 2016.
Jade Roberts joined us in February 2017 as our Travelling Head Girl. Jade worked for Lucinda Fredericks, and more recently Lizzie Brown, who moved abroad, freeing up Jade to join us! So far she has spent more days out in the lorry than in the yard but the experience is clearly paying off as she won the ERM Hi Ho Silver Supergroom award at Chatsworth, the first leg of this exciting series.
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And thanks to our equally hard-working team of professionals who help keep our horses fit, healthy and ready to do their job.