Emily Philp Eventing, at Galatea Farm

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.

Em on Masterplan (TJ). With thanks to www.timwilkinson-photography.com

Em on Masterplan (TJ). With thanks to www.timwilkinson-photography.com

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.

Emily Philp & Lissangle Supervella XC Schooling

Emily Cross Country Schooling on Lissangle Supervella (Marley)

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.

Emily riding Camembert (Bert)

Emily riding Camembert (Bert)

Eventing is a sport full of ups and downs, and the backup from my owners and sponsors Woody Wood Horse Bedding, ARC Equine and Jon Pitts Human Performance Coach/Ridesmart is enormously appreciated.

Remaining focused, determined and dedicated is the only way to tackle this sport.