What our clients say
"Mark has coached me for most of my BE years, from the U18 JRN programme , through Juniors and on to the U21 Young Riders which I am currently involved in with Onno and Miller. He also trains me on 2 young horses coming up through the levels.
The great size of Mark's school enables excellent grid work sessions for the babies, as well as practising up to height courses over a full set of jumps for my older ones to ensure I am fully prepared for all of my competitions.
Mark is very good at making sure each each lesson is individual for each horse. He always comes up with common sense, and always looks on the bright side, even when some of my competitions do not go according to plan. Mark never doubts me, is hugely approachable and is incredibly supportive throughout each event.
Mark is not just a trainer for me, but a complete mentor. I feel I can talk to him about short and long term goals and can ask for advice for each event. Mark is great at helping me organise my events calendar, as he knows what it best for each horse.
Mark also helps me with the complete care for my horses; offering advice on their feeding to their fitness programmes, even though I am not a livery! He is an integral part of my event season. I thoroughly enjoy my lessons with Mark, and I know my horses do too!"
"I have been trained by Mark for over 5 years now for all my show jumping and cross country activity with each horse I have owned including Vardigo (George) and Rathsallagh Royale (Jack).
"Rawlins Farm provide an excellent professional service. The staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. The care they give the horses is second to none, as they treat each horse as an individual. Nothing is ever too big or too small to ask for. The fantastic care is followed by great facilities and a warm and friendly atmosphere."
"The care of the horses is excellent and nothing is too much trouble for the staff. There is a lovely atmosphere on the yard and my horse is happy and settled. I wish I had found Rawlins Farm sooner."
"I arrived at Rawlins Farm at the end of 2011, my mare was a complicated and sensitive person; we had our fair share of challenges. Moving to Rawlins Farm for competition livery and training has been the making of our relationship as horse and rider, the change in her and our combined progress has been remarkable. Mark's advice and expertise is invaluable and no-one looks after a horse better than Sian. Absolutely the best decision I could have made."
"I couldn't have found a better yard. I took up riding again after a long break last year and Sian and Mark have really looked after me and my horse! The staff and owners on the yard have been extremely welcoming and people compete across a whole range of disciplines. The horses are happy and well-cared for and Mark has a fantastic ability to teach all levels and abilities."