Wayne was born and bred in Germany and moved to England (the Lake District) when he was eight. He was bullied quite badly at school, which is when he discovered horses. The bigger boys wouldn't go near them! Next thing he knew, he had been bitten by the bug and was at the stables 24/7. Aged 14, Wayne bought his first pony with saved up paper round money. She was a 14.2hh Welsh cob called Queenie. He never realised how appropriate that name was until later in life! Wayne had been scared to leave the ground in the past but with Queenies help, he tackled gates, hedges and anything that was stationary. Tragically, Queenie broke her leg in the field whilst she was in foal so Wayne lost both his babes. He then got Ryan, his horse of a lifetime (aka "U No The One"). They did lots of Riding Club teams, until they then moved down to the Cotswolds where they started eventing. Wayne worked for The Honourable Teresa Stopford-Sackville as her second rider.
After a short stint there, Wayne moved on to work for Mr and Mrs White to do their hunters. Mrs White had a fondness for eventers, so he started to event a youngster for her. One thing led to another and seven years later, in 2008, Wayne had completed my first 3* event on Cornish Murphy at Kreuth, thanks to the help and patience of Mrs White and all the others that had helped him on his journey. Too many to name but you all know who you are! 2009 was a year of amazing highs and lows including Bramham on Cornish Murphy and Blenheim on Flyte. Wayne was offered the opportunity to work with international event trainer, Trudi Robinson, at Moor Farm in Gloucestershire. He stayed with Trudi for nearly three years producing youngsters and competing at eventing and dressage, which was an invaluable experience.
In 2012, however, Wayne made the decision to move on and start doing the work for himself as apposed to being bucked off for someone else's gain. He branched out on his own and took up residence at a yard near Ross-on-Wye. This was a big step and one that definitely drove him in the direction of having his own business. He had a short but wonderful spell at Tack Farm Event centre with their excellent facilities and has since relocated to hi ideal, which is having a yard and house just a stones throw from each other. Wayne is now located in a wonderful village called Bockleton, which is just outside Tenbury Wells. It is a great location with superb hacking and canter tracks for fittening and for the babies to learn life skills. 8 acres of grazing and a small private yard which allows him to concentrate on producing the horses and teaching. A super surfaced 20x40 arena with a wide range of wooden poles and wings for exciting grid work. Wayne has some great competition horses now but he still continue to produce youngsters as he enjoys the thrill and the pride associated with being the "first" to do things on them.