Senior Sponsored Riders/Associated Riders
Senior Sponsored Riders/Associated Riders
Katie Bailey (GB) - Katie has had her own yard following a number of years training based at Carl Hester's. She had the ride at the lower levels on Barney (Nip Tuck) prior to his rise to Grand Prix, and I first met her at Carl's when she was on board a horse called Valegro!
Katie has competed at several National Championships - winning many titles! She has competed internationally at Small Tour for GB very successfully. She is hardworking and extremely talented and one to watch from that quiet corner of the world near Gloucester! The senior GB Team is definitely in her sights!
Kate Dwyer (IRE) is Freedom Saddlery's international Grand Prix dressage sponsored rider and we have worked together since 2014 - Kate being one of the reasons Freedom Saddlery expanded operations to Ireland.
We are proud to have worked with Kate and Fabio from the early days in his dressage career to now, helping them through the ups and downs. The team of Kate and her mum (also a Grand Prix rider and HSI L3 Coach) Maureen, know the meaning of hard work, and sheer tenacity.
Kate represented Ireland at the European Championships in Rotterdam 2019. Enjoying placings and a fantastic recent win at Doha CDI in March 2020. Aiming for Tokyo 2021! Such an exciting combination - and so very deserving of success. Go Kate and Fabio! Fingers and toes are crossed!
Dane Rawlins (IRE) needs no introduction! International Grand Prix rider, Elite Coach and List 1 judge and FEI 4**** judge. His CV is long and impressive - BD Medal of Honour, joint founder of BD Youth, Premier Leagues, and a genuinely lovely guy!
Dane has done a huge amount for the sport of dressage, has trained horses and riders to Olympic level, and been so close to competing there himself. He is still competing at the highest international level with a horse he has bred and trained - and has an encyclopaedic knowledge as a trainer. Dane is based in the UK and represents Ireland. Freedom Saddlery has been supplying and fitting saddles for Dane since 2018. Another rider aiming for Tokyo 2021 with his gorgeous 11 year old horse Nosher (Espoire), and so very deserving of a place! More fingers and toes crossed for this team!
U25 (GB) GRAND PRIX RIDER - EMMA CORBETT
Emma has represented GB YR internationally and has completed her honours degree in Equine Science at Hartpury College. She has successfully competed her top horse Feo at Grand Prix, and Emma and her horses are hot on the trail of some of the senior riders in the GB team. A lovely person, trainer and rider - Emma is one you want on your team!
EVENT RIDER Tyler Cassells, is based at Somerford Park and has his own yard there! Tyler was selected as part of the GB CCI** squad and has enjoyed great success with all his rides this year. Tyler is an extremely talented young event rider and is most definitely one to watch for the future - starting the season with a win at Weston !
The multi talented Grand Prix rider, trainer, artist and judge Dianne Breeze has worked with Freedom Saddlery for many years. Partnering her fabulous horse Hermi she has had a fantastic season in Dubai - gaining top spots in the highly contested classes at Bou Theib, plus winning at the major PSG competition in 2015. Now based back in the UK and competing her lovely new boy Fittipaldi and doing lots of teaching and competing!
Freedom Saddlery also saddle fits for local Cheshire eventers Paul Sims and Hannah Bate, who have recently ridden at Badminton, Burghley and Blenheim very successfully!
Under 25's Sponsored Dressage Riders
Under 25s FEI Eventing and Show Jumping
Emily Watts is no stranger to the dressage scene but is also a successful eventer.
Emily is a UKCCL3 qualified coach, has a maturity beyond her years and has coached a number of riders to success. She is also a very talented rider and is one of Freedom Saddlery's long standing sponsored riders. It is lovely to be part of Emily's team and enjoy the successes with her. A firm favourite in Team Freedom!
Freedom Saddlery has been supporting local rider 17 year old Gemma Owen since 2013 she is definitely 'one to watch' for the future. Gemma is going from strength to strength.
Having represented Team GB Pony Squad she is a hot prospect for Junior and YR International Squad on her gorgeous horse Sirius Black. You heard it here first!
Local young rider and trainer Megan Roberts has been a sponsored rider for a long time, and it has been lovely to see Megan develop into the young dressage professional she has.
She previously represented GB on the Pony Squad with Welsh pony Machno Countryman. Megan was selected for the GB Junior Ones to Watch, and has been a regular member of the Hickstead young Professionals Quadrille performing at Windsor in 2019.
Emily Bradshaw - sponsored 20 year old Emily has represented GB many times including at the FEI Junior Europeans. She has spent three years working at Van Olsts in Holland and is now back home on the Wirral where she is aiming for YR selection.
Charlotte Fry and her horse Z Flemmenco is fitted with an Equipe dressage saddle. Charlotte trains with Carl Hester and is in the GB YR Prime squad. Charlotte recently won all her first GP class in Holland in December, and has many national titles domestically. In 2015 she was selected to compete BOTH horses for GBR at Addington CDI 2014, successfully gaining top rider honours. They were top GB YR combination at the Europeans in 2015!
Based in Holland at Anne van Olsts, Charlotte is flying high with her top horses competing at Senior International Level. Freedom Saddlery is proud to have supported Charlotte in her journey, and she is now sponsored by Amerigo Saddles. Go Lottie!!
Francesca Bradley has no choice but to be sponsored by Freedom Saddlery I guess! Francesca has studied an Equine Science honours degree at Hartpury, and represented GB Young Riders internationally, and also Small Tour senior level being top placed GB rider in Compiegne and Le Mans.
Working for Irish international GP rider Dane Rawlins, Francesca rides in Fairfax bridles and Utopia saddles.
Ollie Williams from North Wales is a new sponsored event rider for Freedom Saddlery for 2015. Represented GB FEI Pony Event team at the Europeans at Mill Street Ireland in 2015 - placed top GB rider! Welcome on board Team Freedom Ollie!
Thomas & Archie Tulloch
These two brothers are a talented due based in Shropshire, and both have big goals to ride at the highest level in FEI eventing. Lovely lads - always enjoy visiting this yard. The future of our sport is in safe hands knowing this pair!
PARA GB / WALES TEAM - Rowan Crosby
One of my proudest moments as a saddle fitter was helping Para rider Rowan Crosby be fitted with a new saddle designed just for her jointly with Utopia Saddlemakers.
Rowan went on to represent GB at CPEDI at Bishop Burton, and doing better than ever.
So very proud of this inspirational young rider!