Started in 2013 by Margot at the age of 13, Cherrywood Equestrian has evolved from breeding one pony foal to breeding future riding horses for herself and a few to sell along the way. Margot devotes considerable time to researching matings and bloodlines to make the best possible foals. The intention is to breed and produce talented, sane and versatile sport horses using a variety of stallions including GE Prides Freedom and Sporthorse sires. The aim is to produce a limited number of quality foals that are taken through until they are ready for their competition career in whatever discipline.
Cherrywood Equestrian places an emphasis on positive training techniques, so that the horses learning is fun and interesting.
Margot is very science focused and this plays a role in how she works with and rides her horses. The horses comfort and correct biomechanical training is very important to Margot as this is what makes for a happy sound horse. Her competition career has been limited due injury and study commitments but time, training and research has gone into Margot's riding career. Having groomed for Sam Mynott for many years she has developed not only a great eye for detail and horse management but also developed a great friendship with and learnt a lot from Sam.
Margot started a few ponies at a relatively young age, determined to demonstrate her ability to produce great all round horses and ponies. As someone with ADHD, Margot understands the hard work and focus it takes to achieve goals and succeed with challenges. This extends to an understanding of the need to communicate clearly, specifically and with lots of patience to help her horses be the best that they can be.