Joe Midgley

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Joe likes nothing more than seeing the people he's trained succeed. More than that, he loves to see the bond between a horse and their owner grow while they do it!

Joe's equine days began at the age of 14 where he took to western riding at the hands of an experienced calf roper and rode with the British Barrel racing team. Joe soon became one with the saddle and he turned his attention to the finer aspects of western riding i.e reining, pleasure, trail.

                   Following his western riding achievements, Joe attended trials for the British Tentpegging team, and before long flew to South Africa to challenge the best youth team in the world. Joe was soon made Captain of the Boys squad and led his section to a Gold, 3 Silver and a Bronze medal.

                   Returning to his passion for western riding Joe was crowned the Western Horsemans Association of Great Britains Youth Champion of 2012, and the following year having grown out of youth, became the Western Horsemans association of Great Britain's Senior showing Champion in 2013, and was accepted to begin studying for his WHA Judges ticket.

                     In 2013, Joe began competing at WES (Western Equestrian Society) and in just two events, had won the Youth, Novice and Open high points.


In November 2013 Joe was the only UK and non-american selected participant chosen for the Horsemanship Showdown, in which 10 young trainers live and work with Western Horsemaster Chris Cox with the possibility of becoming a full time employee out in Mineral Wells, Texas.


Joe was one of 3 winners of the showdown, due to visa restrictions he was unable to move to the US, this does however, mean we get to keep him here in the UK


After several months running a successful business, focusing on young, problem and english show horses, Joe began working at Oakridge Quarter Horses and became assistant trainer at the world class facility. Whilst at Oakridge Joe trained, and showed several top quality show horses in the sport of reining.


Today, Joe trains horses of all disciplines, at all levels from happy hackers to national level show horses. Always with the intent on developing a soft, supple partner for you to enjoy. Joe has been asked to write articles for magazines, speak at conferences as well as hold private demonstrations and talks for equestrian centre staff.