From the beginning...
He then trained under leading event rider Nick Gauntlett, the maker of famous horses such as Chilli Morning and Grand Maneuvre to name but a few, for 4 and a half years. While in training there he bought his soon to be FEI** horse, Simply Beau as a 4 year old, however it was a rocky start as in the first two days of the pair matching up, Paul broke his pelvis while riding. Many people discouraged the partnership, advising Paul to sell the horse, but through his hard work and dedication to not only the horse but to achieving his goals, they completed their first CIC** in 2010. While in training with Nick, Paul started teaching with the Beaufort riding club and gaining his qualifications at Talland School of Equitation.
Unfortunately before the partnership could progress further Simply Beau sustained a suspensory ligament injury in 2011, which meant a lengthy recovery process and although competing in several Open Novice a couple years later, Paul decided to retire Simply Beau from Eventing and start his career in Dressage, which gained them both further success competing up to Pre Saint George, and training up to Grandprix level with Pammy and Charlie Hutton.
After his time with Nick, he spent two years at Talland as their in-house event rider, and also branched into the world of Show Jumping with Holly's Clover to 1.40m. Paul is a very dedicated and versatile rider, which allows him the ability to excel in all areas and in 2016 was requested to try out for the World Class pathway program.