I have had the privilege of training with Natalie from her first UK clinic in 2000 until now.
Natalie has the extraordinary skill of imparting her knowledge in ways that both the keen amateur and professional rider can understand. Her primary concern is always for the welfare of the horse and she has never been a “push n’ pull” trainer. She has endless patience and manages to produce a classical and harmonious relationship between her pupils and their horses like no other. Within a few months of training with Natalie, I qualified Magic Moment for his first Summer Regionals at Novice. An achievement that I had struggled with for years before, but never managed to attain. Magic Moment then qualified in the Open Section every year thereafter all the way up to Advanced Medium, and his highest achievement was being part of the Team for the Home International, for England. He was competing PSG before he tragically had to be put down. His replacement, Catherston Sancy, started competing lightly last year and qualified for Novice Petplan, with qualifying sheets every time out! I am so lucky to have Natalies’ help in producing this promising youngster from the start and we have great hopes for the mare in the future. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Her dedication to her pupils and their goals is phenomenal, and the clever way in which she gently moves the goalposts, always higher, is inspirational.Since training with her I have learnt so much, and my only regret is that I wasn’t able to train the “Natalie Way” 30 years ago!