Before opening Morgan-Evans equestrian Tiffany ran her own stable for the breaking and schooling of competition horses based at a yard in Hingham, Norfolk. She built on a wealth of experience from working for renowned professionals in the both racing and eventing stables. Having previously worked for top names such as Sharon Hunt (Olympic Event Rider), Richard Pitman, Niki Ryan and Ruth Edge (International Event Rider), she had the grounding to make Morgan-Evans Equestrian a success which is evident today.
Event horses in particular have always been Tiffany’s passion and alongside managing the staff, ordering supplies and doing the payroll for the business she somehow manages to find time to produce and compete a small team of successful Event horses over the summer months.
Her enthusiasm combined with her experience in running large yards is a huge asset in aiding Richard in managing Morgan-Evans Equestrian with both the horses and clients needs in mind.
Many people remark on Richards knowledge of every horse as an individual, he and Tiffany have an eye for detail which started from being around horses from a young age. Having worked his way up the pony club and point-to-pointing ranks Richard completed a diploma in Equine Business Studies at The Royal Agricultural College. He also enjoyed some years riding over fences as a successful amateur jockey. He went on to learn many valuable lessons whilst working for top trainers such as William Haggas, Tom George and Ed Dunlop.
Prior to founding Morgan-Evans Equestrian, Richard was assistant head person at Shadwell Stud’s Pre-training and Rehabilitation centre, where he was jointly responsible for around 20 staff and 40 of HH Sheikh Hamdan’s yearlings and resting racehorses. The connection between Richard and Shadwell remains close, every year Morgan-Evans Equestrian is fortunate enough to be entrusted with the backing and breaking of many of Sheikh Hamdan’s homebred yearlings and sales purchases.
Richard is very hands on in the breaking process of the yearlings and as well as long reining and rollering on a daily basis, he likes to ride away as many horses as possible himself in order to get the best feel of the horses’ character. There won’t be a horse on the yard that Richard couldn’t give you a detailed report on and it is clear for everyone to see that he is a natural horseman.
In his spare time, Richard is a keen Triathlete, he has competed in multiple marathons and half Iron Man challenges.