About Us

Karen & April Joynson are a mother daughter team, they offer a wealth of equestrian experience & expertise, in so many disciplines. They offer a range of tailored made equestrian services from first class riding tuition / schooling and training of horses and ponies / short or long term livery

Team Joyson

Karen Joynson

Karen Joynson

BHSII & UKCC Level 3 Coach

I did not come from a horsey background and everything that I have achieved has been through hard work and determination to succeed. I was bought up in the city, but my love of horses has been with me for as long as I can remember. I first started riding at the age of 12 and I now have over 35 years of experience & expertise to help my clients. Having trained at Talland & Huntley I now hold the British Horse Society BHSII, a world renowned professional qualification & I am also a UKCC Level 3 coach in Dressage, Show Jumping & Eventing. I have successfully trained & competed horses in a wide range of disciplines, including dressage, show jumping, eventing and county level showing. Karen has also bred horses from her small Elite stud, many of which are competing at top level. As a highly regarded trainer in the area, I have trained countless numbers of successful riders at all levels, including some who are now  trainers themselves.  I regularly compete a range of horses, often problem horses that most other riders have given up on, therefore I enjoy rehabilitation and retraining of such horses. I have ridden for my county, region and country as an England team rider for British Dressage & I have also ridden at HOYS. I have a wealth of experience training horses from foals to full grown, & I am one of the few trainers happy to teach children and adults, from beginner to advanced level. 

April Joynson

April Joynson

National Young Rider 

April has been lucky enough to grow up around horses and ponies and started riding at the age of two. She has always had a truely natural raw tallent & an affinity with horses and ponies way beyond her years.  April is currently competing successfully in British Dressage BYRDS B Squad, Under 21's Dressage FEI squad, she also enjoys competing in PC & RC regional & national teams. April has ridden for her County, Region and Country on the England team for British Dressage. She is the winner of the Badminton Dressage Bursery for RIder showing the Greatest Potential. April has ridden for British Show jumping junior academy and riden for the county. She also enjoys successfully competing in eventing and also riding side saddle, county level working hunters, show hunters & coloured classes. She is often featured in Horse & Hound and qualifies for the Regional and National championships on various horses & ponies, she is highly respected for her hard work and dedication.  Sadly April has not had the financial backing like so many other young riders, she has never had expensive ready made school masters, but she has had to get the very best from the very average horse or pony. Her current horse Bryntegllwynau Rocky Robin started as a 4 year old ex racing/hunting pony, with correct training, time and dedication, her results now speak for themself and they will be seen out at many major competitions and National Championships. They have a large following on social media and you can follow their journey on FB, Instagram etc