Ten years in a flash
I live with my Husband, Ash and Daughter, Emily with well, lets just say a few animals too. I have a real hunger for learning and enjoy the journey that horses give you. I have an extensive classical and competition background and I love nothing better than to pass on my knowledge to other riders and horses.
Between 2004 and 2010, I ran my own riding school and livery yard at Meadowbrook Stables. I now travel out Teaching and Saddle Fitting as well as clients coming to me.
Over the years I have become Accredited by Heather Moffett as a Level 3 Enlightened Equitation Teacher. I am Certified as a Saddle Fitter, Bridle and Leatherworker. Furthering my training as a Remedial and Master Saddle Fitting Consultant alongside Straightness Training Mastery and Equine Therapy. I have also released my own brand; Sam Jamieson Saddles.
I studied with Debbie Marsden BSc PhD at Warwickshire College and qualified as a Professional Equine Behaviour Consultant.. “It has been hard work, yet very rewarding learning so much and very exciting as it compliments all I do.”
I was Team Manager/Trainer and joint Chairperson which also included judging dressage, showjumping and arena eventing for Wisbech and District Riding Club.
I find it very rewarding in helping horses and their owners plus train and ride myself to Advanced level and am competing in British Dressage at Advanced Medium and a British Dressage Trainee Judge.
I trained with classical trainer Marcia Wakeman (GB working Equitation Team Member) for 3 years with 5 different horses up to Advanced plus Working Equitation training. Marcia also furthered my training in long lining and inhand work.
These skills helped me training horses ten fold and also combining this with clicker training gave me a further dimension in training horses.
I took a short break away in Portugal to train with Bruno Rodrigues da Silva (Portuguese Working Equitation Champion) to ride their Lusitano Schoolmasters this gave me further things to think about and develop.
Sadly I was not able to travel with my horses to Marcia once my daughter Emily started school and so travelled fortnightly to Turville Valley Stud to ride their Lusitano Schoolmasters. I then attended various clinics including with Bruno Rodrigues Da Silva, Rodrigo Da Costa Matos and Heather Moffett on my own horses.
In addition to my existing equestrian skills I began saddle fitting in 2005 . Training with Heather Moffett and former saddle fitter for Kay Humphries, Jill Shephard gave me further skills including knowledge of treeless saddles.
I later trained with Dave Johnson, Owner of The Saddle Company in saddle fitting and flocking including serge panels and became an approved Fitter and invested time into furthering my knowledge through additional saddlery studies.