Sara’s Support Team
Carl Hester – MBE, Olympic Gold Medalist
Sara has been privileged to train with Carl since the beginning of her career. With Carl’s beautiful yard only being 30 minutes away, Sara makes regular trips each month for training. “I can’t believe how lucky I am to have been given this opportunity.” – Sara Gallop
Charlotte Dujardin – CBE, Triple Olympic Gold Medalist
Sara was introduced to Charlotte by Carl and has been lucky enough to train with Charlotte for many years. Charlotte comes to Summerhouse on a weekly basis to teach and also competes regularly at Summerhouse Equestrian. “It’s a dream come true! I am very lucky – With both Carl and Charlotte both having such busy schedules it’s an amazing opportunity to have training from two of the world’s best.” – Sara Gallop
Rachel Gallop – Sister, Rider and Trainer
International Showjumping Rider and Trainer – BHS approved senior coach and member of the Prestige Team at Summerhouse Equestrian.
Teaching and training directly from Summerhouse Equestrian, Rachel also coaches and rides externally from the centre. As the top jumping instructor for the Prestige Training department at Summerhouse Equestrian, Rachel also offers schoolmaster lessons on a superb variety of ex competition horses, available for all disciplines, as well as lessons on your own horse.
Rachel competes a number of the Summerhouse syndicate Show Jumping horses, ranging from BS young horse classes up to Senior Grand Prix level. Training under Rowland Fernyhough (Olympic and Nations Cup team member), Tina Fletcher and Julie Andrews (Both International Showjump Rider and Trainer).
Katie Stewart – Competition Yard Manager
Katie has a foundation degree in Equine Leisure Management, gained at Myerscough college and is a BHS approved stage 4 coach. Before joining Summerhouse, Katie has worked on a variety of yards from Eventing to Dressage and has valuable experience with young horses.
Currently competing her own horse ‘Cello’ at Advanced Medium level dressage and hopes to move up through the levels with him and ultimately qualify for a national championship.
Sian Turner – Competition Groom and Rider
Sian works closely with Sara producing the young horses and working with the advanced horses to exercise them when Sara is away. Sian has her own horse ‘Dave’, who she purchased from Carl Hester as a 4yr old through Sara’s horse finding service. In Sian’s first year with Dave, she qualified for the Regional Championships and went on to become Reserve Champion the British Dressage National Championships; now training at Prix St George level.
Steven Caley – Competition Rider and Groom
Steven achieved a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Equestrian Sports Science from UWE Hartpury. He assists with producing horses of varying levels of training, with a particular passion for young horses. Prior to joining the Summerhouse Team, he worked on a variety of dressage yards – including Carl Hester’s.
Steven has his own 5yr old KWPN mare called ‘Indy’, who he backed and produced himself, with aims of an advanced competitive career.