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Stacey Shimmons - Trot UpStacey has many years of experience within the equine industry. She started as a youngster based at an International Event Yard and here she developed valuable knowledge and experience. By the age of seventeen Stacey had achieved her BHS Stage 3, NVQ Level 3 and her PTT. She has now ridden to advanced/ 5* level.

Stacey soon became motivated to set up her own yard and here she gained experience and skills within the showjumping and showing areas of the industry. She competed successfull at county level and at prestige venues such as The Horse of The Year Show, The Royal International, and The Roal Dublin.

The yard consisted of sale horses and ponies, many different types and of varied potentials. This was a real learning curve as not all of the irish horses transported to her had been broken or even had much handling or human communication. Stacey learnt a lot of natural horsemanship skills during this period and was able to get the best out of each horse ready for sale.

Whilst working the sale horses Stacey was also very busy teaching - she was a popular instructor for the local Pony Club and was also regularly teaching different levels at numerous livery yards.

Stacey moved to White Cross Stud, Tunstall in 2001 and set up Tunstall Forest Livery as we know it now. The move was a big step in her career and was the starting block for this ambitious Suffolk rider to begin her goal in setting up an International Event Team.

The first few years at Tunstall Forest Livery were very busy; teaching, holding clinics, producing sale horses, hunt hiring, having multiple horses in for schooling and backing along with having liveries. This all helped to finance the refurbishment and develoment of Tunstall Forest Livery.

Eventing is where Stacey's passion and talent lies. The yard is now well established and this allows more time to concentrate on producing event horses. She takes great pleasure in coaching all levels and disciplines and aims to further nurture her event team.

Over the years Stacey has enjoyed regular help from numerous International Trainers in all disciplines and continues to further her knowledge and techniques.

As her career progresses and achievements are realised, her attention is also focused on attracting sponsorship and competition owners to join her and her winning team as she sets her sights ever higher.