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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.

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.