Looking back at 2016


3 Gold Medals in Rio this summer for Team Baker!

What an amazing experience it was for Lisa to coach Natasha Baker to three gold medals at the Paralympics in Rio. After a tense first day in the Grade II Team test Cabral settled well through the rest of the week and he and Natasha produced their best Individual test ever to win the Gold.

Photo by Jo Hansford Photography

By the end of the second day Team GBR had maintained their unbeaten record with the Team Gold .

On the final day Natasha and Cabral's freestyle was foot perfect resulting in a third Gold medal , such an emotional time for all of Team Baker as it would be Cabral's last international appearance.


The Three Gold Toms

74+% on first outing for Woodcroft Sir Siegfried

Siggi was a star on his first outing at Novice - gaining two scores over 74%. He was very brave and, although still green, very much admired by the judges.

Due to Lisa's Rio commitments he was only lightly competed in 2016 but can expect a much busier 2017.






A new supporter... Crendon Farriers


Lisa is very pleased to welcome Dan Harman and his team to join as supporters of Lisa Hopkins Dressage.

Their professional and reliable service makes them a vital part of the team.




Olivia Sugdon on Cortex - photo by Hoofprints



Natalie Banks and Giloma - photo by DigiShots

Lisa's clients were on fire this season

Amongst her successes were Rob Waine who won the Novice Open Regionals and qualified 3 horses for the National Finals, and Claire Abel who won the PSG regional finals and qualified 2 horses at 4 levels for the finals. Claire then went onto compete for Great Britain in Saumur on Rowan Magic, their first time abroad coming home with 3 top 5 placings.


Olivia Sugdon and Mandy Day also qualified for the Nationals where Olivia and Cortez finished 3rd in the Advanced Medium Restricted, and was highest placed amateur/owner rider.


Natalie Banks and Giloma were one of only 3 riders selected to compete for Great Britain at the World Breeding Championships in Ermelo.






UK Coaching Awards 2016


2016 ended on a high when Lisa was awarded the Mussabini Gold Medal for coaching at a glittering ceremony in London attended by the top coaches in UK sport and the Princess Royal.








Lisa's been riding since the age of 2 before taking up dressage at 17.

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Lisa has a range of clients across Bucks, Herts, Beds and Berks - from prelim upwards.

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