Rebecca Hughes - Resident Trainer
Rebecca joined forces with Julia Hornig nearly 25 years ago to set up Classic Dressage – which started a new career that has resulted in her fantastic reputation as a selector and starter of top dressage horses. Her own experience in training horses up to Grand Prix has made her very successful at spotting and training the young horse.
Her achievements are too numerous to mention but include National Young Horse Titles from 2001 when she won the 5 year old National Championships on Classic Collection to winning the 6 year old Hickstead and Shearwater Championships in 2011 on Classic Ballerina. Rebecca also found and started the hugely successful Classic Sandman and Classic Briolinca on whom her husband Gareth won numerous national and international titles up to Grand Prix. In 2008 Rebecca won the PSG Freestyle National Championship on Felicity Scott’s Shining Light and went on to numerous wins and placings at Small Tour.
Rebecca is currently campaigning Lorraine Sattin’s super talented Rubini Royale. Rebecca took over the reins from Lorraine five years ago at Medium level and has trained him through the levels to Grand Prix. 2019 Will be a big year for them!
Coming up to Advanced level this year are Classic Flamboyant and Classic Goldstrike – both of whom were selected as 3 year olds. Also an exciting prospect is Tantoni Dallaglio, owned by Allison Croft, who will also present at PSG this year.
Rebecca is firmly establishing herself as a very effective trainer of all levels including Young Riders and Eventers and is a British Dressage listed Judge.