Welcome to Stella Bunn Eventing!
I am an event rider who earns a living from coaching all levels of riders, from happy hackers to successful eventers, dressage riders and showjumpers.
I have competed successfully at Advanced Level Eventing, International 3* and also won at Foxhunter British ShowJumping and also Advanced Medium Level Dressage. I recently retired my Advanced event horse Trefeinon Icon and I am now working on building up a team of young horses to get back up to top level.
One of my favourite annual holidays is spent helping groom for 4* rider Louise Harwood at Badminton and Burghley. It’s a fabulous experience I find working behind the scenes of a major competition helps me with my coaching skills also.
A Bit About My Background.
I was introduced to riding courtesy of a donkey called Muffin that was owned by a nieghbour and kept on my Grandmothers chicken farm. He was naughty and I fell off him lots. Then I rode friends ponies and worked for rides at a nearby riding school. Eventually at 12 years old I was allowed my own small fat naughty Welsh pony, I fell off him lots too. My parents are not horse people and hoped I would soon give up. I didn’t, although I had very little money to buy anything decent so when I left school I got an office job, so I could afford to event. I hated the office, but my addiction to horses kept me imprsioned there for 17 years. The first horse I took round an Advanced (Mutiny Bay) cost me just £900 as a green youngster, off a local dealer. I just love bringing on youngsters. I have started almost all of my horses from unbroken youngsters and believe that event horses thrive on the partnership of trust you build with them and in a similar vein I find this also applies to coaching horse and rider.
If you work hard and do it with a smile, support others and always treat your horse like a star then he will become one. People notice when you are successful, but they also notice how you got there.
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