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 established the riding school in 1989, after his mother pushed him into taking his BHSAI because the farm was not big enough for him and his brother!
Now he enjoys coaching people to ride and admits that there are a lot worse jobs than riding around our beautiful countryside, and now appreciates how much benefit that so many people can get from being around and riding horses.
Roger still farms over 250 breeding ewes, so is always busy.