Having gained a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from Aberystwyth University, Jon became a Stud Groom for the prestigious stallion, Stanhopes Didicoy before returning home to Poplar Park where he began teaching and subsequently running the yard himself. He now has over 15 years experience as instructor and yard manager. Jon uses a variety of methods to encourage horse and rider to fulfil their potential. He teaches according to ability and allows people to move forward at their own pace
Jon currently owns two horses, Avatar and Liberty, who he competes. Having ridden all his life, Jon is an accomplished jockey whose forte lies in dealing with young or difficult horses. His calm, patient and relaxed attitude soon filters through to whatever mount he is working with and helps to create a horse who knows and enjoys his job. Having recently become a father , Jon's competing has taken a back seat for a short while but having a promising youngster to work with means he will be back competing again before long!
Jon is available for lessons on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and loves nothing more than taking you out on a Pub Hack or an all day ride. He is the perfect guide as he knows the area inside out!!