Mike has been riding Icelandic Horses since 1994, and has had training from Maaike Burggrafer from Holland and Magnus Skulason from Sweden. Mike definitely has the pace bug and it was through his desire to learn to pace that Mike met Magnus. He has represented Great Britain 8 times on different horses in different disciplines and competes in Europe as much as possible.
When he’s not riding his horses, he is running the farm which includes sheep and chickens.
Completed the Brosarpsgarden Icelandic Horse Academy – with training from Baldvin Ari Guðlaugsson (Breeding riding), Sigurbjörn Bárðarson (Diddi; riding), Magnus Skulason (Sport riding), Gestur Julisson (veterinary and shoeing) and Ulf Kämpeback(mental and physical personal fitness).
9th position in F1 at the World Championships 2017
9th position in the Five gait combination at the World Championships 2017
Winner Pace Test British Championships 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013
Winner 5 gait combination British Championships 2017. 2016
Bronze, Pace Test, MEM 2016
Winner Speed Pace, British Championships 2015, 2014
Winner T2, British Championships 2014
Finalist, Five Gait, Exloo Internationaal 2015, 2013
Winner Pace Test, Exloo Internationaal 2013
Finalist, F2, OSI Lingen, 2013
Silver, Pace Test, OSI Lingen 2013
Mike is very fortunate to have had support and/or sponsorship in the past and present from:
Mark Todd/Westgate EFI Ltd