My horse Lilly has just spent four weeks at Kate’s we have both come on leaps and bounds she has taught us both so much, Kate has been fantastic in her care each time I have been up Lilly has been so happy and relaxed she has even made sure her fly rug and saddle pads were kept cleaned. The service has been fantastic and Kate has sent me constant updates and videos so I know exactly how she is at all times! Thanks so much Kate, my girl couldn’t have been in better hands!
"Thank you Kate, once again for doing a most wonderful job weaning one of our foals. You have done a brilliant job helping him to adjust to life without his Mom. Thank you from the bottom of my heart xxx"
Gaynor Rose feeling grateful. "Went to see my beautiful girl Zyta today, thankyou Kate Jones dressage for taking care of her so well for me, while I'm unable to, she is looking fabulous!"
Kate took Murphy for schooling and educating in the school, I wouldn't have let him go just anywhere, I met Kate and her crew through a friends horse going to her yard and I was very impressed with how the horses were looked after both on the ground and in the saddle.
Kate catered for Murphys special needs and showed so much patience and understanding of him. I would definitely recommend anyone go and visit Kate and her yard if needing help either with your horse or for yourself.
Thank you Kate and we will be back on a weekly basis for our lessons.
Dear Kate & Team (Family),
Just a little note to say a ‘big thank you’ for making me feel welcome and producing such a difference in Acacia.
I came to you with Acacia two months ago based on a recommendation from a friend and I am so glad I made that decision.
Acacia settled instantly and quickly got into her new routine. She progressed so well and now looks fitter and more confident in the way she is ridden and moves.
It was a pleasure watching her progression and seeing her compete and doing well with excellent results and marks in her work, very well ridden Kate :o)\\Acacia is now ready to start a new chapter in her life with the best start. I am sure she will miss all your affections and attention – I could almost see a smile on her face every time I visited.
I will keep you up to date with her progress as time goes buy.
Wishing you all the best.
Caroline & Acacia
4th May 2015
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Kate for all her hard work with my mare. I have had the pleasure in sending my horse to Kate's yard for 3 weeks for dressage schooling/training and I couldn't have asked for a better service for both horse, myself the owner and also my daughter in having lessons.
I would highly recommend Kate's services and yard, very professional service, she is a lovely lady who will help you out in anyway she can, nothing is too much trouble and I am very grateful for all her help.
Once again 'Thank you Kate' you are a star and I will always recommend you."
Jill Rhoden, West Midlands.
12th February 2015
"I had my 6 year old pony Percy for just over a year but he had had a lot of time off whilst I had surgery on an old injury. When I returned to riding him I still wasn't very well and although never nasty Percy had developed a cheeky teenage attitude which soon knocked my confidence badly.
Kate was suggested to me by my trainer and the original plan was for Kate to re-school him over a couple of months and then sell him for me. There was a lot of me that didn't want to part with him but I didn't want him ruined and wasted in my care. Kate was fantastic and involved me in every part of the process. Within a couple of weeks he had come on so much I decided to give him another go. Kate ensured I had plenty of opportunity to go and ride Percy and was always on hand to give me advice and support in addition to taking the time to accompany me on a hack with Percy.
Just over 2 months on we have been out to both dressage and small show jumping shows. I have been able to manage all the schooling, lunging and hacking at home myself. I can't thank Kate enough for enabling me to have another chance with Percy. It is such a positive that we're now out and about doing stuff and planning for the future when 3 months ago I couldn't even walk a circuit of the school on him without incident.
I would highly recommend Kate and found the care and commitment to my pony of both excellent quality and value."
Clare Smith, Warwickshire
22nd July 2014
"I have had my horse Rocco L.A. at Kate's for two months for dressage schooling and what a difference it has made. Recently doing his second dressage event, he achieved a first in Prelim 4 and a second in Walk and Trot. He is a joy to ride and hope now I can continue the hard work Kate has demonstrated. Thank you so much."
6th September 2013
"When I was scheduled for an operation which meant I couldn't care for my
recently backed Arab mare, I decided on Kate Evans to take care of her & further her schooling.
Kate and her mother Judith were very capable & understanding with intelligent Arabian horses and although my mare is spoilt & sometimes sensitive, I didn't want her misunderstood.
I visited Zyta whenever I wanted & often watched her being schooled, she always looked really happy & healthy. When Zyta returned home she was a very well schooled & supple horse, perfect for me to continue with!
We competed from then on in dressage and pleasure rides until I was strong enough to start her in endurance riding.
It is essential, whichever your chosen discipline, to have a supple & obedient horse if you want to succeed. This is why, although we now compete at high level endurance, Kate still schools us both regularly & has Zyta for holidays!
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I have the most adaptable and versatile mare today because of Kate. My chosen discipline is endurance riding, my horse can do anything!"
Gaynor Rose, Worcestershire
5th September 2013
"Rafael PA has been with Kate now for 2.5 years. He arrived totally unschooled and had quite a number of issues and was a totally stressed out horse.
Thanks to Kate's dedication, patience and knowledge, Rafael PA has turned into a well balanced, adjusted and stress free horse, going from an unschooled horse into competing in Novice dressage competitions and gaining excellent results and increasing marks at each event.
Not only is he competing at high level, his home life with Kate is one of 5 star treatment. Each horse has individual care and needs provided for and nothing is too much trouble. Rafael PA is in fantastic condition, not only bodywise but mentally too.
Having Rafael with Kate has given me peace of mind knowing my horse is in the best hands possible and I cannot thank Kate enough."
Georgina Smith, Worcestershire
4th September 2013
"I sent my sport horse to Kate when at university and working away from home and was so pleased with the results. My horse was always in fantastic condition and loved his time in livery and works exceptionally well since his time away.
Kate does a great job on all her horses, working on them quietly providing confidence in how they work, achieving great result when out in competition.
As an instructor Kate is effective, yet patient offering guidance in all areas. Fully trust her knowledge and experience and seriously recommend."
Bryony Harris, Worcestershire
4th September 2013
"I chose to send my 7 year old Arab to Kate to be broken in, as I knew she was very calm, patient, considerate and always put the horses needs first. My mare Shannon, who I bred, was an extremely hot headed mare who had had a successful Inhand career from being a yearling.
I did a little bit of schooling with her and sat on her occasionally but, with her being extremely sensitive, I didn't have the time or confidence to take her any further, so that's when I contacted Kate.
All I can say is that my little mare was transformed from that lively, hotheaded, sensitive, almost unrideable mare to the practically bomb proof, sane safe hack that she has become today. I now have the horse I dreamt Shannon could be and now look forward to our future together even more and for that I cannot thank Kate enough."
Brenda Cooper, Lancashire
3rd September 2013
"I sent my mare to Kate in February 2013 after she fractured a pedal bone. Needing to box rest her and keep her quiet which was proving difficult at home.
She settled almost straight away, this was due to Kate's care and patience. The light, large and fully matted stables and excellent facilities also made her 4 months rest more comfortable.
I now have her home, fully recovered and looking fantastic and surprisingly very calm and relaxed even after box rest!
I would not hesitate with leaving any of my horses with Kate in the future as I know how dedicated she is and what a good job she did on my mare".
Melissa Knight, Worcestershire.