Debbie Childs

My Profile

My name is Debbie Childs. I have had horses all my life. From the early 1990s I had the priviledge of training with the late Jane Gregory who first rode for her country in 1994 at the World Equestrian Games and competed for Great Britain at both the Atlanta and Beijing Olympic Games. This experience inspired me to move to Wiltshire and set up Berrifield Dressage to concentrate solely on dressage.

Jane Gregory
Debbie Childs riding Berrifield Stuntman

The first horse I trained was home bred Dutch Truth by Jennie Lorriston-Clarke’s Dutch Gold. Dutch Truth went to the Dressage Regionals on two occasions. I then went on to have a series of successes with Ashley Eminente, who I took to Advanced, Berrifield Piruet, Berrifield Ivoor, Berrifield Pheonix, Berrifield Spetter and Berrifield Justify.

Over the years, Debbie has competed in many Regional and National Championships with great success and has a very healthy collection of trophies and rosettes.

Some of the rosettes Debbie Childs has been awarded over many years of ompetion
David Childs with Berrifield Lou Bega and Berrifield Stuntman

My current horses for this season are Berrifield Stuntman and Berrifield Havanna. Based now in Malmesbury (just off junction 16 of the M4), my husband David is Head Groom, eyes on the ground, and in charge of keeping everything in tip top condition around the yard.

Qualifications

  • On British Dressage Trainers Database
  • British Dressage Group 3 Rider
  • Current First Aid Certificate
  • Certificate for Child Protection
  • Fully Insured

Debbie's Training

  • For the last two years had lessons with
      • Spencer Wilton
      • Sandy Philips
  • Training clinics with Conrad Schumacher every 6 weeks
  • Training courses towards UKCC Level 3

Awards & Competitions

  • 1998 – Winner Elementary Restricted National Title at BD Championships with Berrifield Ivoor
  • 2007 – Winner Medium Restricted National Title at BD Championships with Berrifield Spetter
  • 2008 – South West Advanced Medium Regional Champion
  • 2011 Winner South West Regional Championship at Novice Open with Berrifield Stuntman