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Kim Ratcliffe

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Kim Ratcliffe

British Dressage List 1

BD List 1 judge, BD trainer and UKCC Level 3 coach from Hertfordshire. Read more...

About Kim

Kim was born in Surrey but grew up in the West Midlands, where she was inspired to start dressage when she watched a demonstration by ex-Spanish Riding School and International Grand Prix rider David Pincus. Kim competed several British-bred horses and trained as a judge, although she was working in the City of London full time after moving to the South in 1983. She left the City in 2001 to become a full-time dressage trainer.

Three things you may not know about Kim

  1. Was a student at Birmingham Theatre school and acted in several performances
  2. Enjoys travelling and has an extensive bucket list of places she wants to visit!
  3. Has a particular interest in sports psychology and is qualified as a Neuro Linguistic Programming practitioner

Top dressage tip

Be clear about the requirements of the test – not just the pattern, but what the judge is looking for in each movement – they are set out on the test sheets.