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With a keen sense for business Violet is in charge of the financial side of Xtra Chevaux, managing our clients and suppliers.

She has spent all her life around horses and started competing on the British eventing circuit at age 17.


She achieved her ambition of riding internationally at the Velen International Horse Trails in 2010.

Violet had a successful career in the Army working in Educational and Training Services; while also representing them by competing nationally and internationally. Since having four children who all now ride, she has taken a step back from competing.



Paul’s extraordinary talent for working with horses and his eye for talent has made him very successful in training and breeding horses over the years. He became known for his ability to work with young horses and challenging horses especially.

Riding from a very young age, Paul’s parents bred sport horses which he broke and evented to an advanced international level.

After graduating from Reading University with a degree in Agriculture Paul continued to teach and compete. During his time in the Army he was given the opportunity to train and ride with the French Army at the famous Cavalry School in Fontainebleau. This period saw him compete successfully throughout Europe rising to 60th in the world FEI Eventing rankings.


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