Mark is a freelance dressage trainer and rider. A Group 2 rider, Mark has trained to Grand Prix and won at Inter 1, as well as winning a national title, he previously evented up to Intermediate level and showjumped to Foxhunter, before turning his attentions to dressage.
Mark is a classically trained rider having been fortunate enough train with the likes of Klaus Balkenhol, Charles Du Kunfey, Arthur Kottas, Stephen Clarke and Emile Faurie. He regularly trains at home with International, Olympic trainer, Andrew Murphy.
Mark is renowned for his patience and calmness, offering riders excellent, correct and focused training with a sympathetic approach. Mark works with a wide range of riders and horses of all levels from Novice to PSG. Mark specializes in teaching as well as producing horses both for himself and for clients up through the levels.
His list of competition success include a national title, numerous top 10 placing at regional and national competitions and more importantly his client’s also boast impressive successes too, with a number qualifying and being placed at both regional and national level.
“Before finding Mark Butler Dressage my confidence was in bits, I had been to a number of instructors but nothing seemed to be working. Mark is a quiet and patient instructor and within a few months I transformed from being a very nervous rider to being confident and happy riding Tasha on my own at all paces, canter being my favourite! Tasha improved beyond belief under Mark’s training. She arrived as a nervous girl and is now a very confident lady.
“If I hadn’t found Mark Butler Dressage I know I would still be struggling. I trust Mark, Emma and the team with my horse implicitly and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for help. Without them, I wouldn’t be enjoying my beautiful horse.” Katie Bowmar