Welcome to "TEAM BATES" home of International Dressage rider Michael Bates and International Showjumper Nicki Bates.
Team Bates was founded in early 2011 when Michael and Nicki amalgamated their expertise and founded their joint equestrian yard in Barnham, West Sussex.
Both Michael and Nicki have had years of experience in their seperate spheres of equestrianism, giving Team Bates a solid foundation and broad area of knowledge to offer training, schooling and competition riding to a varied field of clients.
Dressage rider Michael Bates represented Great Britain in the under 21's, and has competed to PSG, training with some of the UK's best Dressage riders. Specialising in young Dressage horses, he regularly produces some of the UK's top ten 4 and 5 year olds. Michael has a National Title to his name, is a winner of The Dressage Masters Championships and the 5yr old Hickstead International class. He has also won 5 Regional Championships.
Showjumper Nicki Bates competes at National and International level with British Showjumping, and was on British Showjumpings 'Step up to Gold' programme 2016-2017. Specialising in training, Nicki has her BHSAI and spends much of her time teaching private customers, local Riding Clubs & Pony Clubs. Nicki is also the yard manager overseeing the organisation of liveries, horses in for sale, marketing & customer relations.
"We hope you enjoy browsing through our website, keep up to date with our progress and events on our "news page", and find out more about us on our "abouts" pages. See you all soon at one of our clinics, or out and about on the circuit!"