Stephanie & Francesca Bradley, Earnest and Trevor

I first met Ryan and Calum in 2013 as we were looking for a Young Rider horse for my 18 yr old daughter Francesca. “Ernest” was for sale through them, as his owner was working abroad and could only take one horse. 
What a find. Ernest has proved to be everything and more, and taken Francesca from her first ever Advanced Medium, to representing GB Young Riders internationally, both home and abroad in 2015/16 and winning the Summer Regional Championships at Inter 1 in 2016. They are now aiming for U25 Grand Prix.
Calum and Ryan stayed in touch and have been so genuinely interested and supportive in Ernest and Francesca’s progress.

As an “enthusiastic amateur” dressage rider, a few months later I found myself considering getting a schoolmaster dressage horse that could teach me the higher levels; one I could progress on. 
My gruelling work schedule meant I needed that impossible balance of a horse that was laid back, safe, and didn’t need riding everyday but capable of higher levels with a lot “under the bonnet”. I called Shannon Equestrian in the first instance and Ryan and Calum suggested “Trevor”.

I recall feeling quite nervous at my ability and riding an unknown horse in front of Ryan and Calum.
But they couldn’t have been more lovely – totally supportive, putting me at ease and encouraging me to  ride my first ever flying changes! 

Trevor has since taken me up to Advanced Medium and represented Wales at Inter Regionals and Home Internationals, and I even have ambitions that I may wear tails one day with him! 

I cannot thank Ryan and Calum enough. They are extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and lovely genuine guys with it. And they are highly respected within the industry.

I was confident that if they felt that either horse was not suited to us then we would have continued the search to find a more suitable match. And horses came within budget too.

We have not looked back since owning Ernest and Trevor. Shannon Equestrian has been a key part to ensuring we were right for our horses and vice versa.

I can’t recommend Shannon Equestrian highly enough!

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I first met Ryan and Calum in 2013 as we were looking for a Young Rider horse for my 18 yr old daughter Francesca. “Ernest” was for sale through them, as his owner was working abroad and could only take one horse.  What a find. Ernest has proved to be everything and more, and taken […]

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