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Jo Bates

Introduction to Jo's early years

Jo, age 5, riding Revel Sarah

Jo was born into a competitive equestrian family and, as she grew up, she never wanted to do anything else but ride.

From a successful start in the show ring on ponies produced by her mother, she took up dressage when she was 12, and went on to become one of the top young riders in GB in 1977 and 1978 and Junior Dressage Champion in 1978.

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Introduction to Jo's at Broadstone

Jo riding Broadstone Dee

On leaving school, Jo trained with some of the best known horsemen and women in the business, including Ernst Bachinger (at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna), Jennie Loriston Clarke and Iris Kellet, gaining a grounding that has stood her in very good stead.

She then joined Broadstone Stud producing dressage and show horses, finally taking over as Joint Manager.

At Broadstone Jo had some notable successes, including championships at HOYS and RIHS as well as competing at top level in dressage.

When the stud was disbanded in 2003, Jo set up her own training and competition yard, building up a loyal clientele as well as continuing to achieve championship success in the show ring.

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Introduction to Holly

Daughter, Holly, also a talented rider, completed her studies in 2008 and has now joined Jo in the business-they make a brilliant team!

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Jo and Holly Bates

My lovely sponsors

Producing top performing show horses requires top performing products. Each of my sponsor's has been chosen for producing the best quality equine products in their field.

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Event results

I love competing as much as I do producing show horses and teaching riders. Actively competing brings me closer to the face of what is required from both horse and rider to succeed at the highest level.

…my event results