Ridgeway Farm Stud is led by and supported by the best of the best in horse management, training and riding. Everyone works tirelessly to support the horses and their environment
Duncan has been involved in the showjumping industry for over 35 years. During this time he has built a solid reputation across the UK and Europe for identifying, purchasing and producing top quality show jumpers which have gone on to compete at the highest level.
Duncan has competed at championship level throughout his career, from being National Junior Champion and European Young Rider Gold medal winner to representing Great Britain (GB) at senior level on Nations Cup teams on numerous occasions. He is an experienced coach and has trained British and overseas riders and horses, from pony to senior championships.
Also in 2009 Duncan was appointed a Selector for the GB Senior Team that represented GB throughout the year at Nations Cup Championships and the 2009 European Championships, which were held at Windsor.
He is highly respected within the industry as one of showjumping’s finest horseman with a proven ability to recognise a quality horse with potential.
Richard is a four-time Olympian and European medalist and has been at the forefront of the international equestrian world for almost four decades. As well as being among the world’s most experienced international riders he is in demand for his many other diverse and wide ranging skills and knowledge.
As well as competing in the 2012 London Olympic Games Richard also finished his four-year term as the British World Class Performance Manager and former British Dressage Team Captain. He is credited for ‘masterminding the strategic plan behind Britain’s most successful period of international successes’ resulting in their historic Olympic and European team gold medals and World Championship medals. Richard combined this role whilst himself competing at the highest levels including the World Cup Finals and the Olympics, a feat believed to be unequalled.
Aside from his own competition programme Richard’s advice and coaching skills continue to be sought by some of the world’s most successful dressage and show jumping riders, including World and Olympic medalists. He has been a coach to UK Sports World Class Development Show Jumping Programme for almost a decade.
Together with his wife Gillian and their two sons, he has a stable of dressage and show jumping horses and is based in Staffordshire.
He is now building a team of top horses and is aiming for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.