I grew up with German Shepherds and throughout my life I have owned Miniature Poodles. At one time my four legged fried was a cute little Lakeland Terrier called Dougal.

Me with Clara winning yet another group. Karen with Champion Nutcracker Prince ('Paris') litter brother to Clara. Best of breed at Three Counties Championship Show 2011 with Judge Sarah Dandy. Top Dalmatian Dog 2011.




Spreyton Equestrian Centre


Nicola on Brinner

My love affair with horses began when I learned to ride at the age of 7, instructed by Mr Arthur Baker in Lincolnshire. Horses and riding continued to be a passion and in 1969 I built Spreyton Indoor Equestrian Centre in Devon (above) as a training facility for horses, riders and working pupils with regular show jumping events each winter.

My first judging appointment for show ponies came in the late 70's in Okehampton.

The story continues .... dogs ... and horses