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The Trust’s International Trainers

Stephen Clarke

Stephen is Great Britain’s foremost FEI International Dressage Judge.

He has presided over two World Cup Finals, three European Championships, The World Equestrian Games in Jerez and The Olympic Games in Athens.

He has trained many Grand Prix horses and he himself competed successfully Internationally in the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. He is a highly respected trainer and gives clinics worldwide.

Arthur Kottas

Accepted as an eleve in the Spanish Riding School of Vienna his talent was soon recognised and he rose rapidly under the tutelage of Col. Podhaisky to become the youngest ever First Chief Rider in the history of the School.

He is a rider and trainer of the highest international repute, who has successfully trained many horses and riders up to Olympic standard. Having retired from the Spanish Riding School, Arthur is now able to spend more time teaching, passing on his unequalled experience to the next generation of riders and trainers.

Charles de Kunffy

Born in Hungary, Charles rode from childhood, studying with the great Masters of his time.

He was trained with the strictest adherence to classical traditions based on scholarship and a profound respect for the horse. Having escaped from Hungary to the USA during the Soviet occupation, he graduated in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and became an Associate Professor. Horsemanship remained his first love, and he moved to training and judging, becoming an FEI judge (C).

He is a well known author of numerous books and articles on equitation, and his teaching is internationally respected for its clarity, insight and tremendous depth.

Herwig Radnetter

Like Arthur Kottas, Herwig joined the Spanish Riding School of Vienna as an eleve at the age of 15.

Now a Senior Rider at the School, he is an integral part of all the training and performances. In his spare time from the School, he is a much sought-after clinician and has trained riders in the US for many years.

He is an exceptional communicator, who is passionate about maintaining the classical traditions of training within the context of the modern world.

Captain Mark Phillips

Mark has had an outstanding career as a Three-Day Event rider, winning Team Olympic Gold medal in Munich and Team Silver in Seoul. He also won Badminton four times and Burghley once.

In the early 1990’s, he became trainer to the US Eventing Team, who have with his help amassed an impressive number of medals at PanAm, World Equestrian and Olympic Games. He is also an internationally renowned cross country course designer.

He imparts his knowledge generously and thoughtfully, ensuring that the audience, as well as the riders, gain maximum understanding so that they can in turn pass this knowledge on to their own clients.

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The Trust’s Instructors

Alex Cookson BHSI: Director & Senior Instructor of the Trust

Alex began her career as a three-day event rider. Specialising in Dressage, she has competed and trained many horses, including her own, up to Intermediare I level. As daughter of the TTT’s founders, Tom and Jennifer Sewell, she has always been closely involved in the work and development of the Trust, and has a firm commitment to its future. Alex lives at East Whipley Farm with her husband, Nick, and son, William.

Andrew Murphy BHSII: Senior Instructor of the Trust

After graduating from University, Andrew dedicated his career to the equestrian world. Having been an all around competitor, he specialised in Dressage. He has trained and competed many horses, and he took his own horse to the top level, winning at Grand Prix. He lives in Kent and is a freelance trainer.

Andy Fitzpatrick BHSII: Senior Instructor of the Trust

Having run his own training yard in Worcestershire for many years, Andy is now a freelance trainer and gives clinics in the UK, US and Ireland.

Debby Lush BHSAI: Senior Instructor of the Trust

Debby is a List 1 Dressage Judge and freelance trainer, based in West Sussex. She has competed Internationally in Small Tour and Nationally at Grand Prix on a horse whom she trained from the beginning. She is also the author of ‘The Building Blocks of Training’ (J.A. Allen).

Adam Mills BHSAI: Instructor of the Trust

Adam works for the Metropolitan Police training the Police Forces young horses. He is responsible for the training and preparation of the young horses for duty before they are issued to their Police Officers. Adam is also a freelance Instructor in the Surrey / Kent area and has competed his own horse up to Advanced Dressage level and has worked with all the TTT International Trainers since 1992.

Andrew Day BHSAI: Senior Lecturer of the Trust

Andrew started his equestrian career as a three-day event rider. As a Dressage trainer, he has trained his own horse to Grand Prix. He is based in Nottinghamshire with his wife Annette and his four children, who are all following in their father's equestrian footsteps! He gives lectures and clinics all over the UK and is a specialist in the biomechanics of the horse.



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