MARK AND TANYA
Mark and Tanya have began their base at Cripwell Farm in 2004. Since moving to the old dairy farm, over the years they have expanded and developed the yard into the ultimate professional facility. Whilst originally very eventing oriented, since both retiring from competitive riding, Mark and Tanya now tend to focus more of their energy on their daughter Tabitha and her career as a sucessful show-jumper, as well as mentoring and training riders in both eventing and show-jumping.
Mark started his success early, winning medals at both junior and young rider European Championships. During his competitive riding career he well and truly affirmed his place as an integral part of the Irish Eventing Squad, having represented his country very successfully as a senior for over two decades.
He is a talented, skilful and very experienced rider who brings these attributes to the training and producing of the horses and riders on the yard.
Mark was also given the great privilege of being asked to coach to Irish Young Rider Eventing Squad to great success for several years, and now spends a lot of time using his talents as a coach to train riders in both eventing and jumping. Including helping Richard Jones and Alfies Clover to 7th at Burghley CCI5* in 2018.
Tanya began her riding career as a member of the Cambridgeshire Pony Club and represented them at both Burghley and Hickstead. After progressing through the levels of British Eventing she proved to be a talented and competitive rider. A string of strong performances saw Tanya enjoy the success and prestige of being placed at many of the British and European 3 day events.
Her achievements were such that Tanya was long listed to represent Great Britain in Eventing for the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Drunken Disorderly.
Together they make a formidable team.