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"I have never once turned up for an unscheduled cuddle to find any aspect of their care out of place"Written by Laura Durber
“I have had two horses based with Daisy for the last 10 months and I would not hesitate to recommend her services for livery and training. The standard of care and training is very high. I have never once turned up for an unscheduled cuddle to find any aspect of their care out of place - despite the fact that one of my horses is the filthiest beast known to man, and I have, on a previous yard, arrived to find his stable in such a state that it was necessary to muck him out and add new bedding rather than leave him like that all night. I have also found it easy to arrange lessons, which is no small praise as I work basically all the time, and I have found this a struggle in the past. My boys are always happy, in excellent condition, and continually progressing in their training. They enjoy regular hacks, daily (individual) turnout, and are ridden five times per week. Daisy has also been excellent in starting my younger horse’s competition career, and if you have a whirling dervish that needs a confident rider to get him out there, look no further! The yard is supported by an excellent team and Daisy and Debbie are always quick to let me know if there is a problem, and either make suggestions to solve the problem, or arrange an appropriate assessment by a vet, farrier etc. We have been pretty demanding customers with regular trips to and visits from the vet, saddler, dentist, and physio. The yard are always very accommodating with handling (and loading when necessary) the boys for appointments at short notice, letting me know the outcome and carrying out management any recommendations. All in all I highly recommend for short or long term training livery!”
Daisy is a fantastic trainer and explains things in a way that is easy to understand and gets results. She is very patient and has been great at helping build my confidence after a fall. She is also a very effective but sympathetic rider and one of only a few I trust to ride my mare. I would definitely highly recommend Daisy to anyone.
“Just wanted to say thank you so much for looking after my boy so well. I cannot really believe the difference in his schooling in the short 3 weeks you had him. From a horse that couldn't canter on the correct leg EVER to getting it every time was something I wasn't expecting! But what was more important to me was that you gave me updates almost every day! Daisy he looks amazing and I am now so much more positive about our future! I can't wait to have a lesson again to show you our progress!”
“Daisy has a great work ethic and it really shows off when training her own and others horses. When I have had lessons with Daisy, she has helped me be a more confident rider when dealing with my stroppy mare and she is never afraid to get on and have a go herself! I learned some great tips which I can take away and apply to other horses. I really recommend Daisy as a trainer and hope her success continues.”
“I have weekly lessons with Daisy after going to her feeling that I had become stuck in a rut. Daisy is a fabulous instructor who always gives me confidence. She explains everything in a way that I can understand. Her lessons are always interesting and fun and with Daisy instructing me, my horse and I feel great. Daisy is a lovely person who has a lot to give and I really enjoy her company. I really cannot praise her enough. She is helping me to have a much better relationship with my horse, and working at making me a more effective rider”
“I first heard of Daisy through good old Facebook. I have a regular trainer that I'm happy with but wanted to have a second to get a different point of view. Between the two I have found I can get the most out of my horse. Ace isn't the easiest and he had made me nervous. Daisy was amazing at getting me to override my wobbles and get on with it without being a bully. She explains things in a way that are easy to understand and exercises given, make sense to me and to Ace. Through Daisy I have found the perfect saddler too in Lisa Theron. Find all the right ingredients put them together and end up with something good at the end. I can highly recommend Daisy.”
“Today we brought lovely Princey home. He has been with Daisy and Debbie Jackson at DJ Dressage for nearly 8 months on full livery. Thank you so much to the whole team including the yard manager and all the grooms. Words cannot describe the amazing, professional care and diligence he has received. We are truly thankful and indebted to you all”
“Daisy's yard really is a tucked away sanctuary of calm, relaxed horses and ponies, meticulously run by expert hands”Written by Melanie Lamberti
“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.”
The yard is run with precision and attention to detail. The horses want for nothing and are happy and settled.Written by Louise Davies
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.
Previously owner of Platinum Stud
“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”Written by Lynn Kelly
“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.”