Tom Fray Equestrian Coach
Welcome to my website where you can find information about me and what I do. I'm a UKCC Level 3 and BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach and rider with over 25 years experience in the equestrian industry. I am happy to help any level of horse and rider with whatever your goals may be.
Coaching is SO much more than just turning up once a week and telling you to sit up taller, shorten your reins, stay straight and kick a bit harder. I really do care about your journey and helping you to achieve your goals.
So please get in touch if you'd like to book a coaching session, discuss schooling or competing your horse or with anything else equine related.
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Tom is a UKCC L3 and Accredited BHS Senior Coach (BHSII) and UKCC Coach Educator who develops confidence, balance and understanding for all levels of rider. He is happy to travel to you or to arrange a suitable venue as required.
Tom is also a BHS coach Mentor in the East Midlands. If you are an APC looking for some support please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Schooling and Competing
Tom is an experienced competition rider who is happy to help you school your horse for whatever discipline you wish to train for.
If you are looking for support with the development of your horse's competitive career he will be happy to compete your horse for you. Tom loves to work with younger horses and is happy bringing youngsters on through their formative years as well as taking more established horses through the grades. He has evented to FEI CCI***, showjumped to BS Foxhunter and Dressage BD medium level. He has worked with CCI 5* horses and trained to BD Advanced Medium level.
Tom is available to coach jumping, flatwork or XC clinics at your centre or venue. He also arranges his own clinics at a variety of great locations. Contact Tom or click on the clinic dates link at the top of this page for future dates. Alternatively please contact Tom to discuss running a clinic at your venue.
Short and long term schooling and competition livery can be arranged so if you need your horse bringing on, are struggling with a particular issue or are just going on holiday Tom is able to take your horse and provide an intensive schooling programme to improve your horse's performance.
Please call Tom to discuss further.
BHS Ride Safe
Tom is an accredited BHS Ride Safe Award trainer and will happily help you to train towards the first award on the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway. This award is the first rung on the ladder towards achieving the BHS stages. It is useful as a stand alone qualification for leisure riders as well as essential for anyone wishing to embark upon the BHS qualifications.
A horse is the product of his training,
today's experiences create tomorrow's reactions.
I wasn't born into horses and I don't know why, but I just wanted to be close to these magnificent animals. My chance came when I was 9yrs old and I went to a taster week at a local riding school - that was it, I was hooked. Two years later, along came my first pony, I joined the Fernie Pony Club and kept going from there.
Riding a horse is the most wonderful experience a person can have. Coaching a person to fulfil their goal, build their confidence and develop their partnership is a privilege I thrive on.
A young horse's first tentative steps into the world of eventing, a rider's introduction to jumping or their first experiences of dressage are as satisfying as any competitive success. We can learn so much from our horses and we can develop so much as human beings from our experiences with these wonderful creatures. They will always challenge, surprise and delight us if we allow ourselves to truly understand them.
I have made it my goal to never stop learning and to constantly strive for a greater understanding of horses and equitation so that I can help you and your horse to achieve your goals and stretch yourselves to greater success, whatever that might be!
Get in touch to see where your horse can take you - its probably further than you expect...