THE STORY BEHIND OUR FAMILY RUN AND OWNED EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
TRUE FATE EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
As the name states the land where True Fate now stands was literally found by Fate.
There located in a beautiful spot directly situated onto miles of bridleways was 17 acres of land and a steel portal frame, we instantly knew this would be the perfect location to build our dream!
In February 2015 the land was finally purchased and after immense hard work and a family’s sheer determination True Fate opened for trade October 2017.
Shelley got involved within the Equestrian Industry when her daughters began to ride. Instantly knowing horses where her passion she began to have regular riding lessons and as a mature student went on to gain her Level 1 in BHS Horse Care. You could also say that along with her role in the running of True Fate she’s also her children’s groom, transporter and everything else that we horsey
Nina began riding at the age of six on two very cheeky little ponies; Cisco and Magic. Nina took to riding like a complete natural and new from a very young age that she wanted nothing more than tohave a career working with horses.
At the age of eight Nina got her New Forest pony Rosie, they had the perfect partnership and an incredible special bond. They both went on to bring home many rosettes especially in Show Jumping. Rosie was very well known as the jumping machine!
When Rosie had semi-retired Nina progressed onto her ID x TB True Juniper, they also had that incredible special bond and perfect partnership, together fetching home many rosettes.
After leaving school Nina went on to study at Askham Bryan College, gaining her Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management along with BHS Level 1 and BHS Level 2 in Horse Care and Riding.
Whilst True Fate was undergoing construction Nina went on to work alongside Richard Fahey and achieved her level 3 Diploma in Racehorse Care and Management.
Nina is continuing to climb the ladder with her BHS qualifications, achieving her Stage Two Complete Horsemanship. She is now preparing for her Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship.
Nyah began riding at the age of three also on the two little cheeky ponies; Cisco and Magic. Like her sister Nina she took to riding like a natural and also knew she wanted nothing more than to work with horses.
She now competes on her coloured Cob Pump, they also have that incredible bond and partnership and fetch home many rosettes.
After leaving school Nyah went on to achieve her L3 Diploma in work - based Horse Care and Management through Stubbing Court Training here at TFEC along with her BHS Level 1 in Horse Care and Riding and The Society Of Master Saddlers Introductory to saddle fitting Course. Nyah is also climbing the ladder with her BHS qualifications and saddle fitting qualifications.
Nyah’s vision is to become a BHS qualified Riding Instructor/Coach, Yard Manager and a qualified Saddle fitter where she can offer her services from our Centre at our soon to come Equestrian store.
Bella the youngest member of our team loves all Sports especially Horse Riding and Football.
Bella learnt to Ride on her pony Moonlight and now rides numerous horses on the yard including her other pony Squidge, they make a super team and are doing extremely well together.
When Bella is not at school she helps out with the everyday running of our busy Centre, her vision is to also have a career within the Equine Industry or to become a professional footballer.
With four daughters and a wife all keen equine enthusiasts I guess Gavin did not have much choice than to also become part of the Equestrian World. Gavin works in the construction industry as a Construction Project Manager. We have been fortunate to have his expertise in this field, enabling us to build our establishment.
Our family have a great working partnership and pride themselves on their dedication, professional approach and their love of horses. Here at True Fate Equestrian Centre our mission is to become a BHS Highly Commended Training/Competition/Riding Venue, where we will always strive for excellence and be extremely successful in being up there with the VERY BEST!
Our Centre is dedicated to the special memory of our two beautiful girls Rosie and True Juniper -
whose spirits now run free together.
A love of a horse is like no other.