A professional four star event rider based at Downe Farm in North Devon. Tim has continued success at both national and international level with his exciting string of talented horses.
Career highlights include completing Blenheim International CCI*** twice and finishing 22nd at Bramham International CCI***, both on Colby II, a horse Tim produced from Novice to Advanced level.
Tim has also been long listed for the Young Rider Event Team in 2003 and represented the South West Junior Team.
Tim is a BHS registered instructor and mentor for riders at all levels from Pony Club through to Advanced British Eventing.
Tim's equine based upbringing and transition through the Pony Club has served to fuel his passion for horses and instilled ethics of dedication, commitment and a real ambition to achieve. Tim has been riding all his life and his aim is to become one of the top event riders of his generation, with his sights set on Badminton and Burghley. The vast majority of Tim's rides when he started out were homebred youngsters he backed and brought on himself.
Tim is known not only for his talent as a rider and as a trainer of young horses, but also for his perceptive and calm approach to his horses and
their training. Tim rides a variety of horses, most of which have been started from scratch at Downe Farm and are now successfully going up through the levels.
Stuart founded Cheffings Equine in 2009 with Lindsey. Coming to horses later in life but always being around them, he is now a keen horseman, competing at British Eventing and British Showjumping on his horse Jack.
Vanessa has won up to Advanced Medium affiliated dressage on the stallion De Beer. She has been backing and starting young horses for over 30 years and has also bred very successful young stock during this time.
A few of the horses that Vanessa has bred and or started:
The Understudy - Advanced Event Horse.
De Beers Dominic - Advanced Event Horse
De Beers Duchess - CCI** and long listed for the young riders team
De Beers Dynamite - Intermediate Event Horse
Downe Right Rebel - Intermediate Event Horse
De Beers Delfi - 3rd in her first CCI* as a 6 year old
Jim is a previous National Hunt Jockey and also was a member of the Kings Troop
Stuart specialises in fitting safety wear, offering advice with back protectors, hat fittings and point two air jackets. He is also trained in bridle fitting and can provide a bespoke service to offer maximum comfortability for your horse. You will often see Stuart leading the Tradestand Team
Vanessa runs the livery yard at Downe Farm. She works alongside Tim and Lindsey bringing on horses and dealing with youngsters to provide a optimum service.
The family work together as a team to provide the best possible care.
Vanessa also started working with horses at a very early age and passed her exceptional horsemanship skills onto both Tim and Lindsey.
Jim is now a builder and currently building the Cheffings Equine premises at Downe Farm.