Home for Tom, his wife Sophie, 8 year old Harry and 6 year old Hugo is Mayfield in East Sussex, where Sophie's parents have an extensive yard stretching to some 60 acres.
Born in Norfolk, Tom went to Ireland for 6 months after finishing school to start his career in eventing, this was followed by various pupil placements around the UK.
Horses have been 36-year-old Tom’s passion ever since he can remember, and over the years he has continually achieved an ever greater level of success with the highlight being a 13th place at the Luhmuhlen CCI4* in 2009 and top 25 finish at Burghley 2012 and most recently 14th at Luhmuhlen CCI****, 11th Burghley CCI**** 2014 and 19th Burghley CCI**** 2015.
Tom's Young Rider achievements include:
• 2nd National Championships 1999
• Team Silver Young Rider Europeans at Necarne
• Highest Place Young Rider at Burghley CCI4* 2001
Alongside his eventing Tom does his bit to help the community in Mayfield, working as a retained firefighter when his schedule allows it!
Having competed at the highest levels of the sport, Sophie has also represented her country on more than one occasion. Her eventing highlights have included Badminton and Luhmuhlen but she will argue that her most recent highlight has been her sons Harry and Hugo.
Amy is a fantastic addition to the team. She is enthusiastic, bubbly and hard working. Before joining Team Crisp she completed an Extended Diploma in Horse Management at Hadlow College. She is joining us to gain more experience working on a professional yard and train towards becoming our Head Girl.
She has made a great start, being thrown in at the deep end grooming at Houghton CCI** in May, and she did a fantastic job. We are excited to have her as part of the team.