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 as well as bringing on a number of younger horses for clients. 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 has completed the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellent (AASE programme with Haddon Training) and she is now one of a select few on the prestigous Young Professionals Programme. 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 won two Regional finals on different Fairoak horses and gained two top five placings at the Nationals and most recently finishing 14th on 5 year Fairoak Daydream (Jessie) at Elementary Gold.



India Griffiths

India has extensive experience in the equine industry including working for Anna Brown dressage and SJ legend Geoff Billington.  A capable rider with a lot of experience backing and breaking, she has her own Selle Francais gelding Vaiko whose main focus is eventing but is also competing at Novice level dressage.

Jodie works for us part-time whilst completing an animal care course at Sparsholt College. Her cheerful and enthusiastic approach led her to quickly become part of the team.

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