Riding from the age of 5, James tried most disciplines before deciding to focus on showjumping. He got his first horse at 16 and at 17 when to work for Stuart Harvey where he learnt about producing horses. After a brief stint in Switzerland James moved to Holland to work for Egbert Schep, gaining a lot of experience in the saddle and in the ring. After moving back to England he worked at IN Showjumpers, getting international experience, before he met Heather and they decided to set up their own yard. They’re now based at Hill House Farm in Somerset with a yard of promising horses.