Ivan Aguado Melet

Experienced showjumping rider and breeder from Barcelona Spain where he competed at national and international levels.

For the past 20 years Ivan’s unique friendly yet professional approach to working with young horses to more advanced has brought him many awards.

Ivan’s method works on the premise of developing the understanding between horse and rider while building confidence and trust incorporating horsemanship skills. In this way he believes both horse and rider can reach their maximum potential.
Based at the Dovecote stables, as a freelance trainer and rider, he’s keen to take on horses with the potential of competing at a high level, this can be for the purpose of selling or increase the value on a particular horse.
Ivan is available at the Dovecote stables or happy to teach and ride in other yards by arrangement.

So many instructors teach by rote, but Emily really tailors her training to your and your horse’s needs to create a happy and harmonious partnership.
Judi Gowing, Client
Horsemanship is not merely a matter of bodily skills, but is based on scholarship and, therefore, is a matter of the mind and intellect. Good horsemanship is based on proper character development and, therefore, is also a matter of mentality and spirit. Without the correct attitudes and insights, there cannot be the right sport.
Charles de Kunffy