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 for Zara Phillips to ride, Dynasty sold for William Fox-Pitt to ride, Dargun sold for 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 from her Mum and Dad - Linda and Gerry, without whose assistance and encouragement GHF Equestrian would not be possible. Vicky lives on site at GHF Equestrian in the farm house with her husband, Craig, and her two sons, Jack (5) and Oliver (2).
Andrew is our Yard Manager. Andrew has an incredible eye for Young Horses and has been selecting and producing them with Vicky since the start of GHF Equestrian. He has exceptional attention to detail and ensures the horses are in tip top condition and immaculately turned out at all times! Andrew travels to all shows and events... managing both horses and riders at these as we are often very busy! Andrew has an abundance of equine experience and is an invaluable member of Team GHF.
Fred has joined the team at GHF this year to ride alongside Vicky. Fred has his homebred 6 year old stallion "Just Chillin" here with him to compete this year with our own horses. Fred is a field master with the Ludlow Hunt. We are excited to have Fred as part of the team.
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 6yo horse Zack -"Rhode Island 19"- that she is producing with the help and guidance of Vicky and Andrew.
In 2019, Anna has successfully made the step up to Novice level - coming 2nd in the Gatcombe Corinthian Cup. She and Zack aim to progress to Intermediate in 2020.
Millie is another working pupil for us. Millie lives on site with Anna and her horse, Jip, lives here too. She and Jip are here to progress and train through the winter ready to go eventing next year with aims of BE100 and the grassroots championships in mind. Millie is a friendly, bubbly member of the team.
Lianne works on the yard here at GHF. She is extremely quick and efficient and has a high attention to detail which ensures Vicky and Andrew can focus on the horses, knowing the yard is being taken care of! Lianne has been a part of the team for many years.
Natalie is our Yard Assistant. Natalie ensures the daily yard jobs are done quickly and efficiently as Vicky and Andrew work the horses throughout the day! Nat also has a keen eye for detail and keeps everything up to standard. Natalie is a reliable and friendly member of our team that makes day to day yard life easier for us all!