Vicky Tuffs - Rider
Vicky started eventing nearly 20 years ago, winning the National Pony Club Championships, before moving on to young riders competitions at home and abroad with her first top horse Kusimanse.
Vicky was selected for the CIC** European Championships in Germany with Tudor Romance, a horse that went on to compete at Bramham (3rd), Blair Castle (11th) and Blenheim (12th), before going to Badminton, where Vicky and Tudor Romance completed in 2007, securing a top-35 finish.
Tudor Romance was then sold to Italy, and Vicky began producing young horses to a high level, highlights include Silver Lining sold to Zara Phillips, Dynasty sold to William Fox-Pitt, Dargun sold to Emily King (2018 U25CCI*** champions) & Cola III sold to Bubby Upton (2017 7 yr old champion and selected for Young Rider Europeans).
Vicky is grateful for all the support she has received throughout her career, notably her Mum and Dad - Linda and Gerry, without whose assistance and encouragement GHF Equestrian would not be possible.
Andrew is our yard manager and has been connected with Vicky for several years, helping to produce many talented young horses and being an integral part of her move to Great House Farm. He has produced show horses to compete at the Horse of the Year Show and Hickstead's Royal International. Andrew has a keen eye for a super young horse and makes regular visits to Ireland to source our horses.
Chloe was our working pupil for 2 years, progressing through the levels to successfully produce her young horse to place at CICYH* level.
Now, Chloe is at GHF as our Office Manager and oversees that the yard runs smoothly and continues to train with Vicky.
Anna is one of our working pupils. She has her own 5yo horse Zack -"Rhode Island 19"- that she is producing with the help and guidance of Vicky and Andrew.
Anna has competed at the Badminton Mitsibishi Motors Cup multiple times and has qualified again for 2019 on her pony, Hero! Anna will be aiming Zack at Novice in his 6yr old year.
Frankie is the most recent recruit at GHF! She is a working pupil here and has her horse, Buzz, that she has successfully competed to Novice level and a less experience horse, Wispa, that she is bringing on with the help of Vicky and Andrew. Frankie is with us over the winter before she goes to university but will aim Buzz at CIC* and Wispa at BE100 next year.
Brooke is a working pupil here and has been with us for a year. Brooke completed her NVQ Level 2 Work Based Horse Care Apprenticeship with us and now has her own horse, Peggy, to work with. Brooke is aiming to begin her eventing journey in 2019.