I will always remember my first lesson with Andrew. Instead of just charging on into it, we first discussed what my goals were, something that I'd never experienced with other coaches. I was a bit of a wimp back then so my goal was just to be able to jump over a metre! At the end of that season I had achieved a double clear in the Pre-Novice Championship class at Taupo and placings in 1m and 1.05m SJ classes.
Andrew's coaching style is fantastic - he keeps things simple and empowers you to have confidence in yourself and your horse. He and Louise work as a fantastic team, with Louise's knowledge of feeding and shoeing also being of huge help to me.
The lessons I had in the year and bit before having my first child helped increase my skill level so much so that returning to riding post-baby was easy.
My only regret is that I only found Andrew and Louise when I was 29, not 9 years old when I was just starting to ride.
Rachel Lane - Feilding.