LIVERY & TRAINING
Advanced 5* event rider and gold medallist Felicity can offer private, shared, or group lessons, tailored to individual’s needs. From beginners to the more advanced, to improving competition results or quirky horses. Please get in touch for more info on prices and packages. Felicity also has her necessary qualifications to teach pony club. Felicity offers schooling and competition livery, so if you are looking to have your horse trained or competed by a talented International event rider, or would be interested in becoming part of a syndicate or purchasing a horse for a professional to ride, please contact Felicity for a non-obligatory chat.
“I contacted Felicity after a recommendation from a friend at the end of 2017 having seen her success on the Eventing circuit, with a view to taking on the ride of my advanced eventer. Felicity gelled with him immediately. They won and placed at intermediate level and were on the podium at the Young Rider National Championships, less than 6 months into their partnership! They went on to have great success at advanced and 4*, which was incredibly exciting to watch as an owner. I subsequently sent Felicity other horses which she successfully competed up to intermediate/3* level on my behalf over the next 2 years. In my opinion, Felicity has maturity and professionalism beyond her years. Her communication skills are superb, and allowed me to feel involved throughout the journey. Unfortunately due to my personal circumstances I am currently taking a backseat as an event horse owner, but hope to be able to support Felicity again in the future. ”
“Felicity is exceptional in every way. Deeply committed, professional and compassionate horsewoman. She is an absolute credit to the sport. Showing desire, passion and determination in everything she does. Felicity excels as a rider, coach and in producing horses. She is patient and kind supported by her highly experienced mum Vicky. Whether you are buying a horse, producing a horse, an owner, or looking for coaching Team Collins can do it all with professionalism, kindness and grace. Can’t recommend them enough.”
“I have sent a horse to Felicity to produce in the past and she really 'eats, sleeps and breathes horses'. Her inherited passion, talent and dedication shines through in every area of horsemanship - whether in hand or under saddle. Felicity has an enormous wealth of experience in all areas of horses from their foaling to her own International success. Felicity and her mum Vicky are totally in tune with each other, working effortlessly together with the horses in their care, each horse is given the very best opportunity to thrive, being treated like an individual and not a number. Felicity goes out of her way to keep you updated and is super approachable. A more talented, kind, hard working and driven team to trust your equine with, would be difficult to find. I'd be equally confident to send Felicity an unbacked hairy beast or a 5 star eventer! I look forward to following Felicity’s career.”
"Felicity is an outstanding, quiet and patient rider. Her knowledge of bringing on young and older horses, whether it is a quick helping hand, to going out and competing your horse for you, you couldn't ask for anything, or anyone, more. She will explain every step of the journey and keeps you updated on every process even photos of your horse too. A great team to be involved with!"
"Highly recommend Felicity not only for her ability as a rider, but for both her and Vicky's compassion for horse and owner. And with a relentless desire to get the best out of every single one of her rides, her results speak for themselves!"
"I would rate Felicity as one of our most successful and exciting young producer and rider of event horses. The team are determined, dedicated and damn hard working and I would have no hesitation in recommending anyone with a promising young event horse to send it to Team Collins. We have already decided this is where our youngster will go when she is ready."
"I have sent horses to Felicity to produce for me in the past, and am always delighted with the results. She has such great balance and style which allows the horse to move freely and naturally beneath her, enabling them to use their full scope and capabilities. Because of this she gives them such great confidence!"
"While I enjoyed my holiday my horse spent some time with Felicity working on some gremlins. She is now working beautifully and I come home to a fit horse ready to compete. After returning home, Didi and I enjoyed a hack through the woods. Well I took her over ever ditch, dip, puddle and scary thing on the ground I could find. Even her scary favourite where I regularly get a pony to lead us over. Delighted. Can’t wait to see what dressage score she gets next week with her improved trot and canter. I can’t believe how much difference you made in such a short time. Thank you. Highly recommended."
"Felicity looked after and trained my beloved Tea in the run up to finding a new home for him. She has been absolutely phenomenal, explaining every step and keeping me updated on her progress whilst I am at university. She helped construct adverts and videos for Tea, going above and beyond to help me find the perfect home for my boy and looking after him as her own. I am extremely grateful and could not recommend Felicity any more highly. "
"I have been having SJ and XC training with Vicky for many many years. Vicky has a wealth of knowledge and her teaching really works; she has a fantastic eye for improving the rider and the horses way of going. She helps me push my boundaries and really understands how to get the best out of me and my horse."
"I sent my 4yr old New forest to Felicity for backing, after a recommendation from a friend. She did a great job, I really liked her and Vicky’s calm manner and professionalism . For the last week I took over under Vicky’s watchful eye which stood me in good stead for going home and continuing Jacks education. I think because Jack had such a good start he has been a pleasure to bring on and is now a happy confident 5yr old hacking with my children, having lessons, XC schooling etc. I would thoroughly recommend Felicity & Vicky."
"Taking a few months off to go away last Summer led to me sending my beloved albeit slightly over exuberant event horse Louis to Felicity. The fact she is of similar age to me and rides so encouragingly with such composure on such a range of horses were factors I favoured when a friend recommended her. The videos from before and after are proof of the magic she worked, so much so that he happily went off again this summer. The hard work Felicity and her team put in is the best and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a long or short term rider. Louis is now impatiently crossing his hooves to see if I’ll disappear again next Summer."
"Training and lessons with Vicky or Felicity are great to get involved with. Together they have a huge amount of knowledge to share their experiences and bring the best out of your horse or pony. A luxury of an indoor school is a bonus especially in the winter. A great team to train with!"
“I have known Felicity for three years, and in that time she has taught my 10-year-old daughter on a regular basis, as well as the showjumping at East Sussex Pony Club monthly. I am the show jumping manager at pony club and have found her to be very professional and inspirational to all ages, she has an ability to teach little Pony Clubbers right up to those wanting to go on to compete at Badminton. Felicity is very important to us as a coach, passing on her valuable knowledge even providing us with online zoom training in lockdown. My daughter particularly likes Felicity as she gives her confidence and skills to try new things, and she understands her pony which is also very important. I highly recommend her as a trainer a rider and an individual!
“I have been having lessons now with Felicity over the past year on my horse Dolar, and I always come out at the end of a session with a big smile on my face having gained more knowledge. Definitely recommend getting Felicity as an instructor! I have recently just got myself a pony, Peaches, which again I have Felicity as my instructor. She has helped myself and Peaches gain confidence together and has guided me in the right direction on re-training Peaches. Felicity has taught me to believe and have faith in yourself and you will achieve your goals”
“Felicity is a fabulous coach, whether it's teaching us new techniques or sharpening us up the day before a competition she always get the best out of me and my horse. Last year I sent my horse to her for schooling while I had an operation and she looked after all his needs as if he was her own and unlocked another level to his schooling. I used to see a couple of different instructors but now just go to Felicity for all my DR, SJ, XC instruction.”
“Felicity has been an amazing coach giving me loads of confidence! She was very quick to understand me and especially the quirks of my horse, giving me guidance on how to keep her focused. Can't recommend her enough.”
“I love my lessons with felicity and would highly recommend her to anyone! She has worked with me and my horse and has gotten so much out of him in such a short span of time! I always learn something new and peaks my interest in increase my knowledge!”
“Felicity came to give me some lessons on my TB Bug. He could be quite opinionated at times and with Felicity's help and guidance we were beginning to get somewhere until sadly I lost him to a tragic accident. I wasn't looking for another horse but when Pete fell into my lap I didn't hesitate to contact Felicity again to reinstate my lessons...with Felicity's knowledge and experience in all types of horses I know it won't be long before we're ready to get out and have some fun.”