Laura Tomlinson MBE

Olympic gold medalist

About me

I started riding when I was 3 years old and was always more keen on jumping than my ponies were so I spent a lot of time falling off! When I started riding the 13.2hh Tom, things got better and I had a lot of success eventing. I started to concentrate more on dressage in my teens and when I was 14 I won a team silver medal at the Pony European Championships.

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What is dressage?

Dressage was originally developed by the cavalry in the 17th century to help improve the obedience and responsiveness of the horses. The word ‘dressage’ basically means training. It’s all about creating the perfect partnership between horse and rider. The ultimate aim is that the partnership becomes so strong that onlookers would think the horse is performing on his own without visible cues from the rider. With dressage training the horse becomes a true athlete, improving his suppleness and flexibility whilst enhancing his natural movement.

my horses



2010 | KWPN Gelding

Sire: Vivaldi

Dam: Utraginia Van Kairos


Duval's Capri Sonne Jr (cas)

2007 | KWPN

Sire: Rhodium

Dam: Wendela

Sire of Dam: San Remo

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2010 | Bavarian Mare

Sire: Bordeaux

Dam: Rhapsodie

Sire of Dam: Florestan I

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mistral højris (alf)

1995 | danish warmblood

Sire: Michellino

Dam: Virginia

Sire of Dam: Ibsen


Andretti H (andy)

1995 | Hanoverian Warmblood

Sire: Aarking

Dam: Cerrin

Sire of Dam: Cavalier

last event

August 2023

Event: Prestige Dressage

Location: UK

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Laura is happy to train both dressage and event riders who want to learn how to create strong, lasting partnerships with their horses and who want to gain the very best competition results they can. Her calm, long term approach creates happy athletes of both the horse and the rider. 


We have a small amount of full livery spaces available at Laura’s yard in Gloucestershire. If you would like to find out more about stabling your horses with Laura then please get in touch with us via the form and we will get in touch.

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