Staff at Fairoak Grange

Staff at Fairoak Grange

Melissa Dawes

Melissa has been successful in many high level competitions including competing up to PSG and Inter I and she is currently enjoying great success with international star Bodyguard Moorlands. She is developing her equine career as a rider and coach with a particular interest in helping BD Youth riders and teaches Pony Club. She is currently BD Youth Ambassador for the South and West region and is completing an apprenticeship on the AASE programme (Haddon Training) which provide access to international trainers and help young athletes develop their equine businesses. She is fully insured and holds First Aid and safeguarding qualifications.

Fiona Gierer

Fiona combines riding for Fairoak alongside working in industry.  She previously gained the Bereiter qualification in Germany and has ridden to Advanced.  She is a Gold rider at novice and elementary having gained two top five placings at the Nationals at these level with good scores. She is also first aid qualified.



India Griffiths

India has extensive experience in the equine industry including working for Anna Brown dressage and SJ legend Geoff Billington.  She has her own Selle Francais gelding Vaiko.

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