Leonie has always enjoyed working with para riders. She admires their grit and determination. Leonie enjoys the challenges that occur in para riding due to limb loss, or weakness. The effect that this has on the horse, must be counter balanced by training to ensure that the horse remains supple, sound and working correctly. Leonie's problem solving mentality is perfectly suited to coaching para riders.
She became more heavily involved in the para dressage world after producing Red Dawn who was sold to the Hong Kong Paralympic squad and was shortlisted for the 2012 Olympics.
She trained Philippa Bishop (Grade 5) who competed internationally on Absolute and Caitano 10, Ashleigh Jones (Grade3) on Roemer Van Veenoord who won the National Championships in 2018 as well as competing internationally .
Leonie has also trained Di Green and Gunstones Pride (Winnie) and Miss Ramexico (Lexi) who was found as a para horse by Leonie. With Leonie's hlep Di gained a place on the Team GB Squad and is aiming for Tokyo 2020
Philippa Bishop and Gambrada
Di and Winnie at the BD Nationals 2018