the British Equestrian Federation’s Medal of Honour
He has been a member of the FEI Dressage Committee and was invited by the FEI President to become a member of the FEI Task Force, formed to review the international dressage sport. He holds the FEI’s Gold Badge of Honour
He is Visiting Fellow of Nottingham Trent University and was a founder of the Burghley Three Day Event Young Event Horse Series for which he continues to provide advice. He has been awarded the Horse of the Year Show’s Equestrian Personality of the Year award and the Horse and Hound Magazine’s Rider of the Year Award.
For fifteen years Richard has been the Moderator for the Global Dressage Forum, based in Holland, which serves as the annual debating platform for international dressage stakeholders.
Richard has been a contributor and columnist to countless equestrian magazines including Horses and Hound, Your Horse, Horse and Rider and others. He regularly commentates for various TV channels.
He runs The Dressage Convention, together with Carl Hester, an annual event designed to simplify and popularise the art of dressage training.
Together with his wife Gillian and their two sons, he has a stable of dressage and show jumping horses and is based in Staffordshire.
He is now building a team of top horses and is aiming
for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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