"When I first got Jessie 5 years ago, the plan was to have a bit of fun at riding club and enjoy hacking with my friends. With Giles' support and fantastic coaching I have achieved so much more, including wins at BE90, placings at BE100, qualification for a number of RC National Championships and a winners rug from Hickstead RC SJ! He has helped to increase my confidence and is always at the end of the phone to celebrate (or commiserate!) after events. The pictures show how much we have both come on over the years. Thank you Giles."
"Giles teaches me flatwork about 2 times per month and I try and ride 2-3 times per week. Him and his team are always easy to get hold of and helpful at scheduling times for a lesson (and he comes to my yard). I've absolutely loved learning with him and couldn't recommend him enough. The way he teaches is straightforward, easy to understand and gets results quickly. I always feel he's genuinely interested in our competitions and progress too. Perhaps the best demonstration of his teaching are the results- since having lessons with Giles we have come either 1st or 2nd in our last 3 BD competitions, achieving over 70% each time (bearing in mind we hadn't won a rosette in the previous 4 years) and we were placed at our first BE event of the season with a double clear inside the time (first time ever on both counts). Giles Carradine aka THE GURU!”
“Giles' teaching has taken me from a nervous rider struggling at riding club level through to producing a young horse that has now been placed at affiliated eventing. He has improved my confidence by pushing me in small steps where he knew I was capable which ensured that each step forward was a positive experience. He has helped me understand the basic building blocks for correct training on the flat and learn to adjust my riding for different horses over fences to get the best out of them. I have also arranged RC clinics with him over a number of years and seen how he can adjust his style of teaching to suit different personalities, both horse and human. He has happily taught our range of riders and gives as much to those jumping under a foot as those competing at high level.”
“I have been using Giles nearly a year now after attending one of his clinics. He has done an amazing job with both me & my horse. We have come so far & I would highly recommend Giles as an instructor!"
Riders that train with Giles out competing in 2017 at eventing, dressage and SJ, both at affiliated levels and RC or unaffiliated.