Joe Bright is a young and enthusiastic UKCC accredited coach, who trains and competes horses for clients, as well as teaching from Preliminary to PSG level. Coming from a well versed background with horses, he is of the opinion that the principles of dressage will help any horse and rider partnership, whether the focus is on pure dressage, eventing, jumping or simply to develop a better relationship with your horse. Having produced horses of his own from the start of his career, he is enthusiastic about using his kind and empathetic methods to help other people achieve their goals.
Joe started his dressage career as an apprentice for an International Grand Prix rider Dane Rawlins. During the course of his 18 month apprenticeship he learned the management and training required in top sport. Joe had the opportunity to travel internationally in this period and gained invaluable experience from watching some of the best people in the world train.
Being originally from Kent, he then decided to move back closer to home. He became the Yard Manager and rider for accomplished dressage rider and judge, David Rumsey. For three years, under David's guidance, Joe produced his own horses to compete at Advanced level as well as train young horses from Preliminary to Advanced.
Joe, who was BYRDS B Squad National Champion in 2012, continues to work on his own development, and has regular training from Paul Fielder and Damian Hallam. Joe and Hazelhope Really Bling were reserve National Champions in the elementary open class, at the NAF Five Star Winter Championships in April 2016
30th July, This incredible mare bred by Hazelhope Stud came 2nd in the Advanced Medium Summer Regionals at Hickstead today! So happy with how calm she felt. Onwards and Upwards....
.29th July, Hazelhope Really Bling excelled himself by winning the Medium Summer Regional Championships at Hickstead.
July 28th, Gill Denzey's beautiful bay gelding, 'The Amazing Spiderman' came 2nd in the Novice Summer Regionals at Hickstead.
July 23rd, The beautiful black colt, 'Hazelhope Lothario' gained 78 points in the KWPN inspection today and was awarded best dressage foal of the day! He is out of Hazelhope's very own Jazz mare and sired by De Niro.
.July 1st, Mandy and James Southern's Hazelhope Roxxanne won both Advanced Mediums at Oldencraig Equestrian Centre, Surrey on just under 70%.
June 12th, Louise Laker's Breitling's Innocent Wonder gained 72% at novice level, Gill Denzey's Amazing Spiderman gained 75% to win the novice. Then Hazelhope Really Bling gained 79.37% in the Elementary qualifier to win by 9%!
June 9th, Debbie Roberts' Diva Dior came 4th at Wellington Premier league in the Shearwater 4year old qualifier with such incredible comments from the judges.
June 5th, Hazelhope Really Bling won the Hickstead Dressage Masters semi finals at Medium level and also qualified for the finals at Elementary level.
Fandango FST won the 5 year old qualifier class at Addington Premier League on a score of 9.1 (91%),
'this horse just gets better and better' Caroline Hadris
Garant H (Gandalf) placed in the same class, and Debbie Roberts' beautiful 4 year old mare was wonderful in her first ever test
Hazelhope Really Bling Reserve National Champion!
"We are so proud of our Arnie! 😀
Reserve national elementary champion! Highest Placed British Bred from our Hazelhope stud. Well done Joe!"
'So happy with the two young horses at their second show getting 72.58% and 69.51% in the novice qualifier.
Good boy Fritz and Gandalf 1st and 2nd 😀😀😍'