Meet the Instructor

Meet the Instructor
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Stephanie Holker is the chief instructor at Red Earth Equestrian Centre.  She is 30 years old and has been successfully teaching since the riding school opened in 2006.  Stephanie and her father Clive began the business with a small client base but this soon grew and she now has over 100 clients on the school horses and also with people bringing their own horses up to the centre.

Stephanie took over the running of the business in 2009 after her father Clive sadly passed away.  Since this time the equestrian centre has seen many changes & also many improvements.

Stephanie has a number of her own horses of her own ranging home bred foals to her affiliated competition horses who compete up and down the country.

As a teenager she competed regularly on Master Maverick her showjumper/working hunter horse.  Stephanie had much success on this horse and competed in the Trailblazers National Finals down in Warwickshire.

Stephanie then got a 6 month old foal Ziggy, which she brought on and successfully broke herself as a 4 year old.  Ziggy successfully completed in British Dressage (BD) and British Eventing (BE), coming 3rd at his 2nd British Event but unfortunately has been diagnosed with a grade 5 heart murmur resulting in him having to retiring from any ridden activities.

Stephanie has competed on 2 horses owned by Phil Kelly of Cheshire, in all 3 disciplines of riding, dressage, jumping and eventing.  Her 1st horse from Phil was a 6yr old ex racehorse, Tyson (Corofin Flyer), Stephanie brought this horse on and achieved many successes with him including qualifying for the BD regional finals and the BE pre novice regionals.  Tyson was then sold onto William Foxpitt and was competing very successfully at 2* eventing.

Next came along Rory (Irish Charm lll) he again was 6 and came on extremley well in his eventin cagreer whilst with Stephanie.  He was a very bold horse & qualified at Arley Hall for the 6 year old eventing championships. Rory was then sold on and is now based in Devon with a young rider.

Nowadays Stephanie is out competing on her 3 main competitions horses:

Nico (Cornelius Z), is an exceptionally talented show jumper, with a great amount of scope who can turn his hand to produce results in BD, Working Hunter, BE and  British Show Jumping Association (BSJA). .  He is consistently winning at British Novice & Discovery level and is shortly moving up to Newcomers.

Fuz, Millfield Cassidy 6 year old Holstein fully licensed stallion.  Stephanie bought Fuz as a 6 month old colt from Millfield Stud in Yorkshire and is now out competing him on the BSJA, BD, and BE circuit and is showing the signs of a promising future with his ridden career.

Guy, ( Guido) 4 year old KWPN fully licensed stallion. Stephanie bought guy from Holland August 2014 as an unbroken 3year old that had hardly been touched, Stephanie has spent the winter backing and producing this promising competition horse and is aiming him in the 4year old British Dressage qualifiers and British Show Jumping the aim is to produce him carefully and slowly for top level sport! 

Stephanie currently trains with Ryan Todd for dressage and Joe Whitaker for show jumping. She strives for success and is always trying to further her knowledge and training 

Stephanie can usually be found in the arena in many waterproof clothes & strives to see horse & rider to succeed and progress.

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