About ML Training

ML Training offers western riding training, coaching and instruction for all levels of horse and rider. Established by Michael Langford after a long apprenticeship with international judge and past Team GBR competitor Bob Mayhew, ML Training offers some of the UK's best facilities for starting, training and maintaining the western horse. Michael has had success training all breeds of horse and specialises in establishing solid foundations in his horses and confidence in his riders. Michael is proud to have produced horses from scratch to National level and remains one of only a handful of UK trainers to have done so.
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March Reining Show


Lesley showing off her sliding tracks

On our way home from another successful show. A lot of hard work and determination shown from everybody ! Well done to all our clients.

WES Novice Rider reining –
1st – Sue Alexander – Gamblin Kali

WES/UK paint novice horse –
1st Lesley Flay – Spirit of a big gun
3rd Holli Richardson – Dillions Independence

Green as grass –
2nd – Debbie Flay – BR Dual Rey
3rd – Sue Alexander – Gamblin Kali
4th – Kate Eneas – Topsail Electric
5th – Holli Richardson – Dillions Independence

NRHA L1/L2 BR Rookie –
2nd – Debbie Flay – BR Dual Rey
6th – Lesley Flay – Spirit of a Big Gun
7th – Sue Alexander – Gamblin Kali

NRHA/BR Rookie Pro
1st – Phil Armitage – Smart Rebel Girl

NRHA/BR limited Non Pro
2nd – Phil Armitage – Smart Rebel Girl

Professional’s Choice Ambassador

professional-ChoiceWe are proud to announce a new partnership with leading equine sport product manufacturer, Professional’s Choice. “Having used Professional’s Choice products for years, I am delighted to have been selected to represent the brand in the UK as part of its Professional Horseman Program,” says Michael.

The Professional Horseman program was set up as a win-win venture between Professional’s Choice Sports Medicine Products and select professional horsemen and women. “Being selected for this program speaks very highly of a trainer’s integrity and expertise in their field,” said a spokesman for the company.

More Accolades at the 2014 GOE International

champsSmart Rebel Girl (Baileys) and Michael were crowned AQHA High Point Senior Reining Champions at the Garden of England Circuit International show in August. Accustomed To Shine (Blondie), owned by Sue Painter, was also 2nd in NRHA Intermediate Open.

All Around Success at WES Nationals

toyahMiss Peek A Boom ETC (Toyah) was 1st in the APHA Trail and Western Pleasure at the WES Championships in August. Toyah was started and produced at ML Training. She is bred and owned by Sue Painter of Parkheath Paints and is by the Champion reining stallion Peek A Boom.

Congratulations to ML’s Clients


I want to congratulate my clients on their successes at the WES National championship show. I’m very pleased with everyone’s results and progress over the last year.

I’ve posted their results below. Most of these where big classes with a good standard of competition.

Sue Alexander

1st Novice Horse Trail

Phil Armitage

2nd Novice Horse Reining

Darryl Charlwood

3rd Walk Jog Pleasure

4th Intermediate Horse Pleasure

5th Amateur Pleasure

6th Novice Horse Trail

6th Novice Horse Ranch Horse

Lesley Flay

5th Novice Rider Pleasure

Sara Hills

1st Novice Rider Trail

Jackie Langford

4th Novice rider western Riding

5th Novice Rider Horsemanship

6th Novice Rider Ranch Horse

6th Championship Trail

Dawn Lewry

Grand Reserve Champion Reining

4th Championship Ranch Horse Pleasure

2nd Open Ranch

Gillian Mott

4th Amateur Pleasure

4th Novice Horse Ranch Horse pleasure

5th Novice Horse Trail

6th Amateur Horsemanship

Lorna Rowland

Grand Reserve Champion Western Riding

1st Open Western Riding

1st Amateur Western Riding

2nd Intermediate Horse Western Riding

2nd Novice Horse Western Riding

3rd Intermediate Ranch Horse