Roger has lived at Tipton Hall all his life, where he was taught to ride by his father and older sisters at a very young age. He was an active member of Clifton on Teme Hunt pony club and also regularly hunted. As a teenager he rode his father’s horses in several point to point races.
Roger trained for his BHS exams under Becky Johnson and Islay Auty at Hallow Mill riding school, gaining his BHSAI in 1989. Roger also established the riding school in 1989, he enjoys instructing people to ride along with running the family farm.