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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AQHA UK Breed Show Reining Champion

A very successful 21752399_1314960131963667_6821496667915491624_n 3 with Debbie winning the Championship Amateur Reining on her horse BR Dual Rey with an amazing score of 141.

A Very Successful WES National Show for ML Training

21083387_1294351787357835_6137395517609938031_oWe have just returned from a very fun and successful weekend at the WES national show 2017.
Everyone competed in classes they had never taken part in before and came out with amazing results ! Everyone’s hard work and determination really came through ! Darryl winning the championship pleasure, Phil riding saddle-less and bridle-less in the freestyle reining taking first place, Chloe coming 2nd in a class of 21 in the novice horse ranch riding and Fran winning the Amateur high point were just a few highlights !
Well done everyone, great fun, great achievements and Awesome horses !!!
A special thank you to Jackie Langford cheif trail advisor and assistant chef
Open horsemanship – Deborah Langford – Dually – 1st
Youth ranch riding – Chloe Charlwood – Bonnie – 2nd
Open Western Riding- Michael Langford- Dually – 1st
Open Reining – Deborah 1st, Phil Armitage – Baileys 2nd, Fran Armitage Whiz 3rd
Intermediate Horse Pleasure – Michael – Toyah 1st, Darryl Charlwood – Dolly 2nd, Phil 4th
Freestyle Reining – phil & Baileys 1st
Prelim pleasure – Darryl 1st

Open Pleasure – Deborah 1st, Darryl 2nd, Michael 3rd, Phil 5th
Open ranch – Deborah 1st, Darryl 5th, Chloe 6th
Intermediate Horse Reining – Fran & whiz 1st
Championship ranch – Deborah 2nd

Championship Pleasure – Darryl 1st, Michael 2nd
Championship Horsemanship – Deborah 1st
Championship western riding- Michael 3rd on dually
Championship Reining – Michael 1st on dually, Phil 2nd on Baileys
Amateur showmanship – fran Armitage – 1st
Final novice horse trail – Michael Langford 3rd, Darryl Charlwood – 5th
Amateur Trail – fran Armitage 2nd
Amateur pleasure – fran Armitage 2nd, Darryl charlwood 3rd, Phil Armitage 6th
Novice horse ranch riding – Chloe charlwood – 2nd
Amateur ranch riding – fran Armitage 1st, Phil Armitage 2nd
Novice horse reining – Chloe charlwood 5th
Amateur reining – fran Armitage 1st
Amateur horsemanship- fran Armitage 1st
Fran Armitage and MD baby Whiz amateur high point award
Deborah Langford and BR Dual Rey Open High point award

Garden of England Wins

Debs and MichaelThe ML Training team had a great week at the Garden of England international show. Debbie Flay won the NRHA Level 1 and the $150 Level 2 Rookie on BR Dual Rey and Michael took the $150 NRHA Rookie Professional on Lesley Flay’s APHA stallion, Spirit Of A Big Gun early in the week.

By the end of the five day competition, Debbie had added a win in the NRHA Level 1 Rookie in Show Two, also taking the Level 1 High Point. Michael then went on to secure the Limited Open High Point on Spirit. To top it all Phil Armitage scored a PB of 71 in reining on Smart Rebel Girl. Go Team ML Training!


Summer Sizzler Success

Phil Armitage Rookie ChampionCongratulations to Phil Armitage and Smart Rebel Girl on their success at the Oakridge Summer Sizzler. The pair were Rookie Level 1 champions and took the Rookie high point award.

NRHA Euro Futurity

13051644_859152904211061_7595274008566459844_nCongratulations to Debbie Flay and Phil Armitage on their success at the European Futurity riding in the Rookie Level 2. Phil placed 6th and Debbie placed 8th at one of the biggest events on the European reining calendar. They both started their reining career last year so it was a great achievement and I couldn’t be more proud of them.