About Derek & Jo

We could write a book about our adventures so far and, in fact we just might do that one day.
Meanwhile, here are some of the highlights:

  • Derek & Jo established and ran The Holistic Equitation Centre for 11 years
  • Derek is a licenced instructor of Philippe Karl's School of Légèreté
  • They have hosted and organised Philippe Karl's clinics and courses in the UK since 2011
  • Jo is a qualified remedial saddle fitter
  • Derek coached a gold medal winning rowing team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA
  • Jo qualified as an Applied Equine Podiatrist in 2006
  • Jo is an Olympic finalist
  • 12 years ago Jo overcame "terminal" brain cancer
  • Derek & Jo lived in Switzerland for 5 years
  • Jo loves gardening for wildlife
  • Derek once had dinner and a few beers with a prince
  • Derek & Jo share their home with a Spanish cat, Katy


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