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 from her Mum and Dad - Linda and Gerry, without whose assistance and encouragement GHF Equestrian would not be possible.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Georgie lives locally to GHF. She works for us on a Monday and a Friday as a working pupil. Georgie has four of her own horses and has successfully competed to Intermediate level eventing. Georgie now trains with Vicky and is looking forward to the 2019 season.
Darcie is local and has attended equestrian college and is now a working pupil here at GHF Equestrian. Darcie works Tuesday - Thursday and has a particular interest in learning more about Horse Care and Management.