Tessa first read Monty Roberts’s book Shy Boy at the age of 10 and rode from a young age; her grandfather was an avid fox huntsman and she grew up loving horses. Whilst completing her bachelor’s degree Tessa learned to play polo and competed as part of her university’s national team. She worked for several players and clubs during the holidays and trained and played her own horses. Her focus then shifted to classical equitation and dressage; she trained intensively with classical seat expert Heather Moffett and gained her Enlightened Equitation teaching qualifications. Tessa is currently exploring and developing the pathways between Monty’s methods and classical dressage training through non-violent communication. A dual UK & US national, she enjoyed travelling to learn from instructors worldwide before gaining her certification in 2014 – the 10th in the UK! Tessa plans to hold courses, work with horses and teach riding from the UK and the US.