I am a professional Event Rider based on my own yard, Galatea Farm in Claverley, Shropshire which has fantastic facilities for me to train my horses.
I began Eventing in 2000 with my first horse Silverquest, and we were chosen for the Wales and West JRN team in both 2001 and 2002.
At the age of 18 I became a Working Pupil at Lucy Wiegersma’s yard to further my knowledge and skills in Eventing. After a year of hard work and lots of learning, I returned to Shropshire to event my own horses. Renting the former Stud, Fillets Farm from Maz Gledhill enabled Emily Philp Eventing to start. Maz is now an integral part of day to day life on the yard, and is one of my most supportive owners, with her homebred horses forming a strong and exciting part of the team.
I began to build a name for myself by producing young horses through the British Eventing Levels and so in 2009, I made the decision to buy my own home and yard in the form of Galatea Farm. After developing the stables, tack rooms and feed room and putting in a fabulous silica sand and rubber outdoor arena, we now have some 18 horses in for Eventing and Competition Schooling as well as some Assisted Liveries so life at Galatea is a busy one!
My long term ambition is to ride at Four Star Level on a horse that I have produced myself.
Remaining focused, determined and dedicated is the only way to tackle this sport.