I have known Alison for many years. She is an experienced horsewoman who has produced, trained and ridden horses all her life. Her knowledge of competing is extensive. While I was Secretary of the Berwyn and Dee branch of the Pony Club, Alison was appointed Head of Junior Horse Trials and also spent several years as Head of Show-Jumping for the Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club. She ran various show-jumping competitions for our Riding Club where she built courses and we were always happy with her sound judgement.
Alison has built up a huge knowledge of show-jumping over the years and recognised that many riders would benefit from a practical, informative and user-friendly source. With this in mind she set about producing a set of manuals which are full of exercises and information, detailing distances to use between fences for both horses and ponies. As each page is laminated and contained in a ring binder, they can be taken outside to the schooling arena for easy reference.
I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her manuals for anyone who loves to show-jump. Each page is packed with information which is easy to read and understand. For people like me who forget distances – it is wonderful to have a laminated page to take outside. An absolute essential for all show-jumpers from beginner to advanced level!
Chair of Vyrnwy Valley Riding Club
Alison is a goldmine of information. She has the rare ability to explain complicated things in an easy-to-understand and interesting way. She herself is a very competent horse-rider and her extensive experience in producing young horses and ponies is invaluable. I am thrilled to see that she has put all this valuable knowledge into a book that is a MUST for everyone from novice to advanced level.
Eiddwen Jones, Clwyd