Reviews (17)

The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.

 

Pablo Picasso

 

“Stepping into the world of learning to horse ride and horse ownership can be incredibly daunting. I was lucky enough to start my journey and passion for horses at Daisy's fabulous yard. Being a complete beginner, Daisy and her incredible team went out of their way to teach me how to care for my pony. From the very basics of tacking up correctly, stable management, nutrition advice through to teaching a very nervous first time owner how to ride correctly. Daisy is an exceptional instructor and really did focus on building my confidence, teaching me how to sit correctly, explaining the ridden aids and how to use them and how my movement would affect my pony. Her professional, positive, calm and clear teaching methods even helped me through my huge fear of cantering. No matter how many questions I had, Daisy always had time for me and would go out of her way to help - nothing was too much trouble and I learnt such a huge amount from a team who really do know what they are talking about. Daisy's yard really is a tucked away sanctuary of calm, relaxed horses and ponies, meticulously run by expert hands. I would highly recommend Daisy's yard and training to any level of rider and I cannot thank them enough for all the help and advice they have given me.”

 

 Mrs Melanie Lamberti

"I have both worked for Daisy and had my horse on livery with her and I can genuinely say it is the very best yard I have been on. It is extremely efficient, well run and organised with an exceptionally high standard of care and attention to detail. The legacy left by the proficiency of the yard as a whole has left a profound legacy on my equestrian career and I have been enormously impressed with Daisy's hard work and dedication. She is a sympathetic and talented rider and trainer with a keen eye for detail. I would not hesitate to recommend Daisy and DJ Dressage. Absolutely 5*"

Julia van Deventer

“I worked for Daisy for about 2 years. I would highly recommend Daisy as a person and a rider. She is very dedicated to not only riding and improving your horse’s way of going but also to ensuring their well being and happiness. Daisy treats every horse as if it were her own. The yard is a calm and friendly place ensuring all horses are content and relaxed. Every horse has an individual paddock and is turned out every day. The quality of care the horses receive is top priority and nothing is ever too much trouble.”

Lisa Hinton

I kept my advanced dressage mare “Twiggy “ at DJ Dressage for a couple of months, whilst off riding due to a car accident and was extremely impressed with the level of care and consideration they gave her.

Daisy is an extremely hard working individual, who is dedicated, diligent and knowledgeable. She is totally committed to the horses, always making sure that their welfare comes first.

The yard is run with precision and attention to detail. The horses want for nothing and are happy and settled.

I would highly recommend Daisy if you are looking for a well run, professional set up, where all your needs are catered for.

Louise Davies

Previously owner of Platinum Stud

“DJ Dressage is a quiet, professional and happy yard - it's a 'little gem'.  My mare and myself were made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble ........I was so busy with my business and very happy to entrust the care of my horse to Daisy and Debbie. It was fun to join in the great clinics and demos and to watch Daisy progress with her own lovely horses .....her enthusiasm for horses is truly infectious! I was very happy with the dedicated and knowledgeable care given to my horse and very impressed with how everything was organised and safety was paramount and I would not hesitate to recommend them – Daisy and Debbie Jackson always go that extra mile to make your stay perfect.”

Lynn Kelly

“Daisy has helped me and my horse gain confidence and iron out some old habits in the short time we've been having lessons. Daisy is very knowledgeable and is happy to ride to bring on horses for you .I look forward to what's to come. My aim of getting to Novice/Elementary level now seems in sight as opposed to just a dream.”

Melissa Bell

“I've recently started to have lessons with Daisy on my young mare. Since beginning lessons my mare has improved massively, she's gone from being a very overexcited show jumper to a dressage horse in only a few sessions. The great thing with Daisy is she understands that the aim is to event this season, so she really focuses on what the judges will be looking for. She also understands that although my mare is rising 6, mentally she's much younger, Daisy knows exactly how far to push before she goes into diva mode! I'm really excited to continue training with Daisy and see the ongoing improvement. If Daisy gets her way we will compete in some pure dressage over the winter! I'd highly recommend Daisy to anyone who wants a professional but down to earth trainer, who will get the best out of you and your horse!”

Charlotte Fricker

 

Daisy is a fantastic young rider who has a real way with horses. I first went to Daisy for a lesson a few months back and from the first lesson I felt like it just clicked. Daisy understands you as a rider as well as your horse. Daisy had Lexus on schooling livery for 11 days whilst I went on holiday and he's come back a different horse. It's amazing what difference 11 days has made to him and I can't wait to get him out competing. I would never hesitate about sending Lexus back to Daisy and I'm sure he would love to go back as he got very spoilt!!! I'm really enjoying working with Daisy and I look forward to working towards my first test on Lexus in the next few weeks. I would highly recommend Daisy for anyone wanting to improve their riding as well as their horse.

As an instructor myself, I am always aiming to improve my riding skills and finding a dressage trainer can be very difficult. I believe that one of the most important qualities in coaching is to communicate in a style and language that each individual pupil can understand, absorb, remember and apply. We all take in information in different ways so a good teacher must be adaptable. Daisy is just this. She is ever trying to improve herself and has a passion to improve those around her. Daisy is not afraid to look at a training situation and adapt her techniques to get the best out of both horse and rider to develop the partnership.

Daisy has transformed my two horses into successful dressage horses which really gets the penalty points down for the eventing too!

Positivity, empathy, encouragement, patience, kindness and understanding are all words to describe the way Daisy teaches.

Lizzie Milham BHSAI; INT.SM; UKCC L2 Coach

During the time Daisy was with us she has been responsible for riding young horses (aged 3 to 5yrs) and preparing them for the mare performance test. 

She has done an excellent job with all my horses and I can highly recommend her.

She possesses a very good attitude and calm nature which enabled her to achieve great rapports with the horses and other members of the team. 

Daisy is a very accomplished rider; she is very patient, confident and competent whilst riding and a joy to be around.

She is very knowledgeable in numerous aspects of equine management and performance and takes a serious interest in improving each horse that she comes into contact with.

 

Lady Dinah Shaftesbury

If you are looking for a friendly, supportive top class dressage trainer, look no further than Daisy.

Daisy has a wonderful talent in seeing what needs to be done for both horse and rider.  More importantly, Daisy can communicate this quickly and clearly.  This has led to a much deeper understanding between myself and my horse and we are both happier as a result. 

Daisy is a lovely girl who, I have no doubt, will get to the very top.  It's an absolute pleasure working with her and I feel very fortunate to be spending time with a true professional. 

 

Victoria McCann 

"I have had the great pleasure of employing Miss Daisy Jackson on a part time basis for 9/10 months, until my circumstances changed.
Daisy is a true professional and thoroughly decent and upstanding person. Her yard management is faultless; everything was done to the highest standard and respectful of my preferences.
Daisy is 100% trustworthy, 100% reliable, she is a lovely and considerate rider; she loves the horses and is an absolute pleasure to have around. I would have her back like a shot."

Lucy Scurlock-Jones

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