Darren Woods AI
I grew up working with race horses both in the breeding and fittening side, following leaving school I studied equine studies and gained my bhs AI, during and following this time I worked in the show jumping Industry travelling Europe with several International Riders and riding many horses that jumped at the very top level and developed skills in backing and breaking horses. Following this time I spent a period of time teaching all age ranges at Ditchling Common Stud riding school, developing a fun and progressive way of teaching children and teenagers. Whilst running my own large livery yard I competed many of my own and owners horses eventing ,show jumping and Dressage, and proceeded to gain my NVQ assessors and Bhs stage 4 qualifications. I spent time teaching and training a complete age range in all the 3 competition areas and stable management for bhs and NVQ qualifications. Although I have trained to a level in all 3 areas the cross country and show jumping would be the areas of higher level knowledge, with fittening , feeding, conformation and care of the competition horse being my strongest areas in the stable management.