Based in Stockbury, Kent, Mark Butler Dressage has fast become a name synonymous with classical dressage training, 5* Livery and competition success. A sympathetic rider whose ideology and training system follows the many great trainers that Mark has been fortunate enough to train with including Emile Faurie, Klaus Balkenhol, Charles Du Kunffy, Arthur Kottas and Stephen Clarke With a string of 4 of his own horses and a selection of horses ridden for clients, Mark regularly attends shows throughout the country, successfully campaigning horses from Novice through to Prix St George. Achievements include numerous top 10 placing at regional and national competitions and a national championship title. Mark is a rider who can get the best out of any horse.
He boasts over 600 individual results on BD, this is not taking into account the many hundreds of tests he has ridden training or HC! Whatever horse he rides he is able to present a fluid, seamless test, meaning that even modest moving horses score well, with judges keen to reward good training and sympathetic riding. As well as a talented rider, mark is a gifted trainer, he boasts an impressive client range, from those at grass root championship level, to riders competing at both national and international level.
Set in the North Downs of Kent, Mark Butler Dressage offers a range of short and long term livery services. With superb facilities and 5* star care, Team Butler offers experience, knowledge and service which are second to none. The yard is a busy centre for training, which regularly welcomes Mark’s clients for lessons, demonstrations and camps. Throughout the year the Mark’s yard is a hub of activity hosting camps and courses, for riders to experience and enjoy more intensive training. Both Mark and Emma offer an uncompromising commitment to their horses, clients and sport, this dedication and passion will without doubt be extended to any sponsors. The mix of professional drive and enthusiasm coupled with a great sense of humour make them popular within equestrian social groups both on and off the competitive circuit.