Vale View Equestrian, Old Dalby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 3LX - Telephone: 01664 823739


Trainers & Staff:

All of our instructors are BHS qualified

Our trainers are British Dressage accredited/National Trainers

Visiting National/International Trainers specialising in either Dressage, Eventing or Showjunping

We feel sure that our team of experienced trainers are the best in the Midlands, offering everybody whatever their chosen equestrian sport - top quality training in the best facilities - indoor and out, from grass root riders with/without their own horses, all the way up to advanced partnerships.
Resident Trainers:

Julie Hyslop BHSAI/BHS Intermediate Teaching - Owner and Lead Trainer specializing in Dressage

Julie owns Vale View Equestrian with husband Mark. She trained at Talland with Pammy Hutton for 3 valuable years, She has 40 years of experience in horse care and just as important, customer care. She regularly rode as part of the hugely successful Fosse Manor team-chase team, evented and has successfully ridden in the Melton and Harborough Cross Country Ride 14 times. She has ridden and produced show hacks and hunters at county level and qualified at HOYS.

Since setting up Vale View Equestrian in 2007 Julie has concentrated on dressage and has qualified and been placed at the British Dressage Regional Championships for the last 6yrs, also securing her place at the National Championships 2010 ,2011 and 2012. Alongside this, Julie continues to keep her eye in, and still regularly jumps her young dressage horse. Julie's stunning dressage horse 'DHI Krackatoa' was purchased in March 2006 and had never been competed.

Since Julie has owned him, he has won numerous BD tests and was Northern Regional Champion at Medium Level in 2011. Both Julie and 'DHI Krackatoa' are now successfully competing at PSG and are working at Inter 1 at home. Julie trains with Ian Woodhead whose input over the last 7 years has been invaluable.

Julie has a great rapport with ‘quirky’ horses and freely admits to preferring retraining difficult horses and enjoys the challenge - Julie is always on the lookout for another special star to retrain, although her young dressage star ‘Diva’ occasionally tests this statement!  Her pupils are out competing BD and Trailblazers with great success and they don’t often come home without BD points or a qualification for the regionals.  The scoreboard here at Vale View often has Julie’s clients winning.

Although she is passionate about training and competing with dressage clients, she is equally caring about teaching and training clients who enjoy competing at unaffiliated levels. Julie still “gets a buzz” when looking at the scoreboard at Vale View, and seeing that her clients have done well! Just as she enjoys training difficult horses, she is very experienced and understanding when teaching a novice or nervous client, who has perhaps experienced problems elsewhere.

Julie is also available for jumping training when perhaps our other trainers are busy & is really good at helping people become more confident in their riding and themselves in general.

Ian Woodhead

Ian is one of the original founders of Dressage Horses International; he was National Under 21 Dressage Trainer for 18 years, during which time the Pony Team won 10 medals; two silvers and eight bronzes; he was home trainer to the Bechtolsheimers, and has trained many dressage riders up to Grand Prix level.
In 2004 he moved away from pure dressage and now mainly trains event riders, a result of having met and married Heidi. Ian has an extensive list of clients include Oliver Townend (Flint Curtis and Carousel Quest, Badminton, Burghley and Express Eventing winners), Piggy French (DHI Topper W, Some Day Soon and Jakata, European silver medal winner and British WEG squad member), Nicola Wilson (Opposition Buzz, European and WEG team gold medal winners).

Andrew Fletcher

Andrew is a British Dressage National & U21’s trainer, BHSI, a British Dressage list 2a judge and an FEI 4* Eventing judge. Andrew has also competed to small tour level & trained numerous dressage & event riders from grass roots to Grand Prix.

Andrew Saether

Vale View Equestrian are pleased to welcome a new Show Jumping trainer, Andrew Saether. Andrew has extensive experience in both riding and training horses and excels in the discipline of Show jumping. Andrew prides himself on being able to connect with horses and riders at every level and work alongside them to build successful partnerships. So whether you have a specific problem you need to work on or just wish to polish up your show jumping technique and learn new skills call the Vale View Office to book your space on the upcoming dates.

Steph Cooper

Steph first started working with horses some 35 yrs ago. Her love of dressage, both training and competing has been her way of life. To this end, the icing on the cake was to be asked to compete for GB in 1993 with her horse T C WILLIAMS. Both of them were a force to be reckoned with over a number of years at Grand Prix. Steph also turned her talent to Judging and today is a British Dressage list 1 judge.

When not judging or training, she has her own horse Hexenmeister who is graded Advanced Medium. In the last 8yrs Steph as trained 8 of her own horses to advanced level.

Steph always gets great pleasure, hearing from her clients, as to how well they do at competitions, and when they win you would think she had won! Steph has a direct approach, but delivers her coaching with a sense of fun, and oozes enthusiasm which is infectious!

Caroline Moore

FBHS, BE Accredited Trainer - Caroline has coached many competitive partnerships from grass roots level right up to advanced level eventing. In 2005 Caroline was selected along with 5 other trainers to be a part of 'The World Class Coaching Programme'. This was a 3 year programme providing extensive and exclusive coach training from international trainers such as Yogi Breisner, Kenneth Clawson, Lucinda Green and Ian Woodhead. Caroline has produced and ridden horses up to 4* level, competing at Badminton, Burghley, Bramham and Blenheim, as well as overseas. In 2007 she took part in the Olympic test event in Hong Kong on Don Giovanni.

One of Caroline’s major coaching achievements has been getting the Belvoir Pony Club Horse Trials Team through to the championship for the third year running. Out of 32 top national teams they achieved 5th place in 2003 and runners up in 2004 and 2005. Caroline, who is the British Eventing National u18 Coach and Junior Team Coach, now focuses mainly on coaching riders and other coaches to improve their skills, with the main aim to develop confidence and belief by building correct foundations. Caroline runs training sessions Monday to Wednesday and Clear Round jump schooling on most Tuesday afternoons. To book lessons with Caroline please contact her direct on 07702 607 609.

Training/ Clinic Costs:

Private session @ Vale View £40 + hire of facility

Semi private (2 sharing)  session @ Vale View £35 + hire of facility

Group session (3 or more sharing) session @ Vale View £30 + hire of facility

Bacs details: Miss C M Moore, 20-63-66, 73529142

Hire of Vale View facilities prices exclusive for CM Event Clinics (inclusive of VAT)

Private session £20
Semi private/ small group session £15
Cash/ cheques made payable to 'VVEC'

Caroline also comes under the Vale View 24hour cancellation policy.


Heidi Woodhead

Heidi is a BE Accredited Coach, BHSI and has competed at 4* level including Badminton and Burghley.  She also produces young performance horses, many of whom have gone on to compete at International Level with the “DHI” prefix.

As a trainer, Heidi is well known for developing confidence in both horse and rider, and specializes in developing partnerships by using progressive exercises which can be easily repeated at home, therefore ensuring continuation of progress between training sessions.

Alex Thompson

To follow

Vale View Staff

Julie Hyslop Owner, Centre Manager and Lead Trainer specializing in Dressage
Robbie Jennings - Deputy Centre Manager
Linda Robins Deputy Centre Manager
Fran Segalov Office Assistant
Jade Earl Yard Staff
Emerson Wilson Maintenance


All our writers are volunteers but are still a tremendous part of the Vale View team and to whom we are hugely grateful.



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