UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Program
Flora was selected onto the World Class program for the 2015-2016 season. By gaining a place on the program Flora has been recognised as one of Great Britain’s leading young riders and now has access to a team of specialists including vets, physios, trainers, mentors, nutritionists, doctors, mentors and phycologists. Flora is thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful program and believes that the marginal gains achieved from such resources will really make a difference to her performances.
Charlotte Aitken – Head Girl
Charlotte has been Head Girl at Flora Harris Eventing for the past seven seasons and undoubtably is one of the top international grooms on the circuit.
Her standard of care and turnout are unparalleled and the team would be lost without her.
She more than lives up to her nickname of “supergroom”!
Danielle McCormack – Second Rider
Dani joined the team at the beginning of 2017. Having achieved her level 3 apprenticeship, Dani has now officially joined the team as 2nd rider and groom. She competed with great success throughout 2017 qualifying for the Mitsubishi Motors Cup RF on a number of occasions. Dani brings her exciting horse Bizzbee Gery to the yard and as a combination they look very exciting for the future. Dani is an invaluable member of the team, keeping the horses fit and excercised when we are away at competitions. Her work ethic is second to none along with her conscientious attention to detail. We are thrilled that Dani is going to continue as a valuable member of Flora Harris Eventing for the 2018 season.
Nicola Tym – PA
Nic has very recently joined FHE. Nic helps Flora with all her book keeping and accounts and generally keeps all her paperwork in order.
Hattie Lawrence – Vet
Hattie is a crucial part of Flora’s team. She needs no introduction having been FEI pony team vet and is a well known and well respected face on the Eventing circuit. Hattie is a senior vet at Valley Equine Hospital in Lambourn and specialises in performance horses in racing, eventing and dressage.
Annabelle Galt – Equine Physio
Annabelle is a very well known face on the eventing circuit, having previously trained and qualified with the world renowned Mary Bromley. Annabelle has a particularly quiet way with the horses allowing them to settle and relax so she can work on them thoroughly and with maximum effect. She treats Flora’s horses at least once a month to keep them in feeling and performing at their best.
Nick Deacon – Farrier
Nick has been shoeing Flora’s horses for as long as she can remember. He is crucial in keeping Flora’s sound and on the road and is always on call to help when he is needed. He has a meticulous eye for detail and specialises in shoeing top class competition horses, he travels with Flora to her main competitions and is an expert on adding details on the final day.
Jon Pitts – Human Performance Specialist
Jon and Flora have been working together for nearly 7 years. Jon looks after all aspect of Flora’s career and manages every aspect of her training and performance. When Flora and Jon met she was competing at Young Rider level and he has taken her up to CCI**** level. Jon has worked in many Olympic sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience behind him.
Andrew Fletcher – Dressage Trainer
Andrew and Flora have been working together for a number of years now, and his attention to detail is second to none. He is immensely experienced having ridden to Small tour Grand Prix, he is a chief BHS assessor, a list one judge and an FEI 4star eventing judge. Andrew is truly inspirational and has brought Flora, her level of understanding and her horses to a whole new level. Andrew is endlessly patient and wonderfully enthusiastic, Flora is very lucky to work with him.
Jeremy Scott – Showjumping Trainer
Jeremy has been training Flora for the past 18 months. He is a true dedicated professional having trained and ridder all over the world.
Jeremy has a wonderfully calm and methodical approach ensuring that each horse has the opportunity reach their full potential. Jeremy travels with Flora to all of her main competitions throughout the year.
Helen Milner – Performance Saddles
Helen Milner is a specialist saddle fitter for competition horses and riders. A well fitting saddle is imperative, it should fit the horse and rider to allow the partnership to perform to their utmost ability. Just like buying a high performance car, purchasing a prestigious saddle brand gives you the quality and performance you need!