Verity Perry is a fully qualified BHS Intermediate Instructor, UKCC Level 3
coach, Spillers Level 1 feed nutritionist with a Higher National Diploma at
distinction level in Equine Studies. Starting out in British Eventing and
British Show Jumping, Verity was given the dressage bug after discovering
dressage to music back in 2003. After breeding her own Inter 1 horse, Armani,
back in 2002, Verity switched disciplines after the little mare showed such
talent for the sport, winning at every level and attending the British Dressage
National Championships at every level from Elementary to Prix St Georges. Verity
has trained several horses above BD Medium level, including the stallion, Sandro
Sun, who she trained from backing. Verity holds 4 National dressage titles –
with BD and BRC. Three were with Armani and one with the 18.1hh Hanoverian
Rubinho. Verity has represented England twice, after being selected to compete
in the BD Home International on two separate occasions.
Verity’s passion for dressage to music has lead her down the road of Quadrille – not as a competitor, but as Coach to the Cornwall Trec Quadrille Team. Formed for the club by Verity and good friend Jane Fisher, Verity donates her time and the use of the indoor arena at Rosevidney free of charge – so that the riders who would never have the chance to compete in such a sport can achieve more than they ever dreamed. The Quadrille Team started in 2012, with five out of six attempts qualifying them for the finals, riding at London’s International Horse Show Olympia and the Bury Farm Championships. In 2018 Rosevidney’s riding school cob Lightning was part of the winning team.
Verity is a sympathetic trainer, with a good eye and a patient nature. She is proud to say that she has managed to aid nervous riders, who would cry rather than enter their horses stable and have progressed to riding freely, and even take part in BD and BRC Team competitions. Others, who never thought it possible, have gone on to compete in BE.
Verity has a natural humble nature and believes that every horse has a value – and with good training and patience, even the most average horse can achieve great things, even with conformational issues or difficult personalities. Consistency, alongside quality training from an experienced coach can work wonders. Verity is available for training on site at Rosevidney, as well as at other venues. Lessons are available on Rosevidney’s own riding school horses for £30 per half hour private. Lessons on your own horse are £25 for a 45-minute slot. There is a large lorry park for easy turning and clients are welcome to use the hot shower room after their lesson to make the journey home more comfortable.
Phil Stocker grew up in rural Cornwall, always having a love of some locally kept heavy horses, but not becoming a “rider” as such until moving back to Cornwall in 2015. Having been an outdoor activities instructor for many years in Scotland and Cornwall, before moving to Kent and becoming a Police Office, Phil now owns and runs Rosevidney Glamping – a picturesque glamping site situated at Rosevidney. Phil is a competent rider, enjoying jumping and hacking around the local countryside. Phil can also be seen carrying out handy man duties alongside Verity’s father, Nigel.
Sadly passed away January 2021 after a valient 12 month battle with Bone Cancer. Sorely missed by all
Austyn is Verity’s son and has been riding since birth. He has competed many times at county level showing, including Working Hunter since the age of 9. Austyn is a brave and competent jockey and ponies / horses are invited by prior arrangement for Austyn to school alongside Verity. He has helped many ponies make the transition between lead rein and first ridden ponies. Austyn enjoys jumping, but also competes at British Dressage and Pony Club in all disciplines and in 2020 he made the step up to British Eventing with Connemara pony Doe Dealia trained for him by his mother so far being placed in every outing. He has represented Cornwall in the British Dressage Inter County Challenge teams every year since he was 9, and he has represented Cornwall Trec for dressage at the British Riding Club National Championships at both dressage and showjumping. 2021 has been a very formative year for Austyn. Austyn partnering Doe Dealia have gone from strength to strength, starting the British Eventing season at 80cm and finishing by stepping up to 100cm. Even placing 2nd in their 1st attempt at the level. The pair became British Riding Club National Team 90cm eventing Champions in August of 2021, and placed individually 3rd in their arena. Along with smashing his personal Best British Dressage for a +73% at Novice level and 3rd individually in the BD Inter County Teams. We have taken the decision to step Austyn up to horses, and Doe Dealia will be sold at the end of the 2021 season.
Nigel has lived at Rosevidney all his life and grew up on the family farm. At the time is was predominantly dairy, arable and flowers. Nigel grew up with heavy horses working the fields and remembers all the old horsemen who worked at Rosevidney. Our shires apparently wouldn’t start work each day without a slice of bread from Nigel’s mother at the back door of the farmhouse. Nigel had to retire from farming in 1988 due to ill health, and in 1990 turned the farm over to horses. Little did he know that Verity would take such a keen interest, or that the yard would slowly grow into the strong business it is today. Nigel is Chief Tractor Driver and still maintains the land. He is also on hand to aid maintenance as needed.
Imogen is Phil’s daughter. Based during term time in Kent, Imogen has been riding since she was 4 years old, taught by Verity at Rosevidney in one-to-one lessons. Imogen is a keen Pony Club rider and is excited to attend Pony Club Camp for the first time in 2018. Imogen has competed at local level showing with great success. Imogen’s competition career is only limited by the time she spends in Cornwall, but being the most organised child in the household, Imogen is always planning her next show or dressage event.