About Nick Creaton
Welcome to Nick Creaton and Creaton Saddles' Website.
I am an established Equestrian Coach & Trainer, Consultant and Saddle Designer.
My coaching is based on the principles of Learning Theory in Equitation which is based on Equine Ethology and Cognition.
I have the following qualifications and certification:-
Holder of the full British Horse Society Instructors qualification (B.H.S.I.)
A Chief Examiner for the British Horse Society
Registered B.H.S. Accredited Professional
An approved Assessor for the Coaching Portfolio
A Current B.H.S. Equine Specific First Aid Certificate
A Child Protection Certificate
Public Liability Insurance Cover
Having gained my first professional teaching qualification in 1973, I moved to Heather Hall Riding School in Leicestershire. During this time I regularly studied with Lisa Shedden F.I.H., F.B.H.S., a former pupil of the French Maître Henri Cuyer. Lisa produced Grade A show jumpers as well as top class dressage and event horses including the Badminton winner Golden Willow.
Whilst at Heather Hall, I produced many horses and trained riders in all disciplines, and as Chief Instructor, trained students from all over the world for BHS examinations including the B.H.S.I.
Subsequently, I spent five years at Markfield Equestrian Centre which, under my direction, became a popular venue for indoor affiliated show jumping competitions and I served as a B.S.J.A. judge for a number of years.
I have competed in all disciplines myself and have trained numerous horse and rider combinations including pupils up to advanced Three Day Eventing.
I continue to train pupils, both competitive and non competitive as well career students training for BHS qualifications.
I have always had a keen interest in the history and design of saddles and have myself designed saddles for many years. This interest has now grown into the demanding business that is 'Creaton Saddles'. My customers can be assured that all Creaton Saddles are produced to my exacting standards and are fitted to ensure optimum performance from both horse and rider.
Over the years I have amassed a large collection of historical saddles, some of which are displayed on this website. I have also acted in a consultation role to a number of museums, film studios and private collectors which has been extremely interesting.
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