Charlotte Lee Equestrian
International Showjumping Rider based in Dorset, UK
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NEWS
BIOGRAPHY
2016

International Scene...

I was selected for the International Experience Programme which allowed me to compete at my first ever international show in Bonheiden, Belgium
2012

Working life...

I left university with a BSc Hons degree and now work within the emergency services; a full-time job which is exhausting yet unbelievably rewarding. A full-time job allows me to finance competing in the sport I love and I work tirelessly to make sure that my time outside of work is focused on the horses and continually improving my performance to be the best rider that I can be.

2011

NAF 5*...

During my years spent at Hartpury I completed my NAF 5-star performance award which provided me with a fantastic development opportunity to widen my knowledge base and improve my standard of riding and training.
2010

University...

Whilst at Hartpury I was selected as part of the Equine Academy and had regular weekly training with Nick Burton a former international 3 day eventer and now an FEI International Judge, Corrine Bracken who has had many key roles within British Showjumping and BEF and Carl Hester GB Olympic Dressage Rider. The opportunity to ride under the watchful eye of such knowledgeable trainers improved my performance considerably and I started to build a real confidence in my own ability which reflected in how well my horses went.
2009

A levels…

I left school with good results at A level of an A, B and 2 C’s so I progressed my education to the University of the West of England’s Hartpury College Campus to study an Equine Science Degree.
2006-2007

Education

I achieved 2A*s, 3A’s, 5B’s and a C at GCSE allowing me to stay on and study at A level.
2005

Change of discipline...

The eventers were sold and replaced by show jumpers now that I was competing regularly at British Showjumping. I started to train with ex-international showjumper Andy Austin a trainer with whom I built up a great relationship. I spent a summer working at his yard which enabled me to become a more stylish and effective rider after spending numerous hours riding under his watchful eye.
2004

British Showjumping…

At 14 I started to compete in British Showjumping competitions throughout the winter months to practice with the eventers. I found my niche in the sport and had several successes with different horses. During the school holidays, I started regularly training with BS accredited coach and young rider chef d’equipe Tony Newbery which helped develop my knowledge and skill in the world of showjumping
2003

British Eventing…

My involvement in the Pony Club drove me to become more competitive and at the age of 13 I registered my first horse with British Eventing. I began training with Prix St George level dressage rider Tony Lomas to improve my flatwork and I had several top ten places on 2 horses produced from scratch by myself.
2002

Pony Club…

At the age of 12 I joined the Pony Club and I represented the Seavington Hunt at area level dressage, showjumping and eventing.
1994

The early days…

I started off my riding days out on the hunting field; one of the most valuable lessons that taught me to develop my balance and seat which has benefitted me throughout my riding life. I hunted as many days as my school would possibly allow, and come rain or shine I would be there ready for action.
1993

Where it all began…

I first learnt to ride after my parents bought me an 11.2h Dartmoor pony for my 3rd birthday.

HORSES
TEAM
Sandra Lee
Sandra LeeHead Groom
The hardest working unpaid groom that you can find! This woman is an absolute god send to me helping out around the yard when I am at work or if we are preparing for shows. The help that she provides to the team is huge whether it is grooming duties, cleaning, cooking, packing, you name it, she is responsible for keeping the wheels turning and keeping everything running smoothly. The team couldn’t function without her support and I am truly thankful.
David Lee
David LeeChief Driver
Chief lorry driver, camera man and team boss. Dad is responsible for taking us all around the country and ensuring that the horses and I are properly warmed up and ready to jump at shows. Dad has been my rock throughout the years and when I have been ready to give it all up through not thinking I’m good enough or financial struggles he has always been the one that would never let me quit and never let me give up on my dream!
Corrine Bracken
Corrine BrackenTrainer
Corrine is my showjumping trainer and I have been training with her since 2011. I first met Corrine when I was on the Equine Academy at Hartpury and her help and support has been invaluable over the years. She has a huge wealth of experience and is always on hand to help me out if I have any issues.
Paul Whitmarsh
Paul Whitmarsh Farrier
Paul is my farrier and has been for more years than I can remember. His role is vital in keeping my horses sound and at their peak to perform well in the ring. As the age old saying goes “no foot, no horse” and Paul’s wealth of knowledge in the biomechanics and biology of the hoof and limb helps him shoe each horse to their individual requirements which helps them to perform to the best of their ability.
Tom Elms
Tom ElmsEquine Dentist
Tom is my Equine Dentist and I would highly recommend him to others. He is very confident and calm in his job and deals well with my trickier horses who become very anxious about having their teeth done. Tom always keeps me very informed about what he has found and signs/symptoms to keep a look out before their next checkup.
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CONTACT
Either give me a call on +44 (0) 7929 337 328 or use the form below to send me an email.
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