Bronte’s team are instrumental in keeping her and her horses in tip top condition, ready to perform. We would like to introduce the team behind Bronte Watson Dressage.
Anna is an International Dressage rider and trainer who has represented Great Britain on teams all over the world at the European Championships, Aachen CDIO, London Olympia, the World Cup Circuit and at the World Championships for Young Horses.
Some of Anna’s career highlights include an individual 10th place at the European Championships and a win in the World Cup qualifier in Warsaw, along with numerous other International wins and placings. She was also a reserve rider for the European Championships in Aachen 2015 and after winning many international Grand Prix in 2016, was shortlisted for the Rio Olympic Games. She also received the British Equestrian Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dressage, and was presented with the Davison Award at Olympia.
Anna has coached at the Olympic, World and Pan American Games, helping pupils achieve medal-winning performances and top ten placings. She trains horses and riders to championship team levels in both Dressage and Eventing, and enjoys teaching a wide and successful client base. Bronte has worked closely with Anna throughout her dressage career, stabling her horses with Anna and travelling to many International shows together too.
Bronte ensure that her horses have only the very best treatment when it comes to their health, which is why she has selected Andre as their vet. Andre Buthe set up his veterinary practice in 2003 where he specialises in sports medicine in the UK. He has been team veterinarian for the British Equestrian Federation and its World Class performance programme since 2006, while also being an FEI accredited veterinarian. He has supported other nations at World Equestrian Games and International competitions too and combines conventional orthopaedic medicine with acupuncture and chiropractic to allow the horse to reach and maintain its optimum performance. Andre has also competed to International level so has a great understanding of the demands on high performance horses.
Jess is a fully qualified Veterinary Physiotherapist for both equine and canine following her 4 year Masters Degree which she completed at Writtle University College. Since obtaining her qualification she has built up a client base treating a variety of horses and dogs from all different disciplines in the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London areas. Jess has also created a knowledgeable, experienced hydrotherapy and rehabilitation centre, which is where Bronte regularly takes her horses to use the facilities, such as the water treadmill and spa, under the watchful eye of Jess.
David Smith Dip WCF is a registered farrier in Hertfordshire who shoes Bronte’s competition horses at her home in Harpenden.
Martin has over 10 years’ experience as an equine dental technician since training with Bob Livock.
He regularly attends CPD training days every year with Worldwide Association of Equine Dentistry (wwaed).
Bronte’s best friend of over 20 years, Claudia Watkins helps Bronte as a groom when she needs an extra hand. They met during Pony Club days when Bronte had her very first pony, Twix. Claudia keeps her horse Cici at Bronte’s yard and they regularly compete at BE100 and trains with Bronte for dressage.