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Ben Way

Wednesday, 2 November 2016 19:04:16 Europe/London

Ben Way

Ben grew up on his family farm near Rugby in Warwickshire. In 2010 he completed a BSc (Hons) in Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College after which he joined Butler Sherborn in Cirencester, where he heads the Equestrian Property side of the business. Ben is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) having qualified in 2013.

Ben began his riding career with the North Warwickshire Pony Club and represented the branch at the National PC Championships in eventing, dressage and showjumping. In 2009 he gained the prestigious Pony Club A test. He has hunted all his life with the Warwickshire – both his mother and stepfather have been former Warwickshire Masters. Ben also spent 5 seasons point to point riding. Ben began affiliated eventing in 2007, some of his first rides were on Jane Starkey’s former advanced horse Davy. He rode at his first International CCI1* at Gatcombe Park in 2008 and his first CIC3* at Belton International in 2014.

In 2016 Ben finished 12th at Badminton Horse trails with Galley Light and represented Great Britain at The Great Meadows International USA with Willows Tipster.

Ben Says “ I chose Elevator Bridles as they are classically designed, yet crafted to ensure even pressure distribution which most importantly enhances performance”

Robert Smith, Olympic Show Jumper, British Open Winner

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:27:00 Europe/London

“Bl**dy marvellous!” That’s how Robert Smith describes the Elevator Bridle, after trying it on his horses. “In my game it’s all about precision and focus for both me and the horse; you can’t really have one without the other. The horse has to listen totally to me. He needs to concentrate and, I believe, the Elevator Bridle removes a major distraction and allows him to be the best he can. You only have to feel under your horse’s headpiece when he is working to feel the pressure and realise how uncomfortable it is. Try an Elevator bridle for yourself and make the comparison. I did, and all my horses wear them now!” See Robert's own website at for more about his brilliant career!

Richard Davidson, Olympic Dressage Rider

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:26:00 Europe/London

“The comfort and wellbeing of my competition horses has always been my top priority. A comfortable horse is a happy horse. The Elevator bridle is in a class of its own - it complements my principles of training. I had no hesitation in changing all my bridles to the Elevator. I owe it to my horses!”

Nicola Barrett, Olympic Dressage rider

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:25:00 Europe/London

"You said it would make a difference, but you didn't say it would be a huge difference !!

Remember what I said to you on the phone after I had tried the Elevator bridle for the first time on Giorgio. Well great news - he is still going extremely well in it."

"After trying the new Elevator bridle on my horses I found that it has major advantages which enhance performance. The special arrangement of the bridle spreads pressure away from the sensitive poll at the top of the horse's head. This is most helpful if you do need the noseband a little tighter or you have a sensitive horse. The Elevator bridle can help any horse at any level."

Laura Fry, Olympic Dressage rider

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:23:00 Europe/London

"What a fantastic innovation! It is very comfortable for the horses and gives the rider a great feel."

Kay Gebbie, Paralympic Dressage rider

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:22:00 Europe/London

"HORSESENSE were fantastic support for all the equipment I needed before the Paralympic Games in Sydney 2000, and we are now preparing for the next Paralympics in Athens in September 2004. My latest purchase for Norteassa is an Elevator double bridle. It fits him really well and he finds it very comfortable, so I will be using it for all British Dressage competitions and Grade IV selection trials from now on.

Wayne Channon, Olympic Dressage rider

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:21:00 Europe/London

"Lorenzo is good in the Elevator bridle - I'm going to get them for my other two Grand Prix horses and I will standardise on the Elevator from now on"

Cmdt John Ledingham, Olympic Show Jumper and International trainer

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:21:00 Europe/London

"Many thanks for the second Elevator bridle - could I please have a third.The Elevator bridle is a huge success with the stallion - he is a new horse and the constant kicking out between fences has totally stopped. He has now taken up the bridle, his transitions are softer and he shows no resistance. He is a different horse to work with and we now have a chance for this horse to reach his full potential. My student put the Elevator bridle on an older 9yo jumper to see if he would work better and straight away he was so much easier! I would like to order another one please. Many thanks for all your help."

Tyler & ShaylaMcInulty, Mounted Games World Champions

Saturday, 16 July 2011 10:20:00 Europe/London

Tyler McInulty, age 11, is the 2004 World Individual Mounted Games Champion; she says that since having the Elevator he has greater control of her pony. “She used to grab the bit and away we went! Now that I have her in the Elevator bridle, she is a pleasure to ride, schools better and her head comes down straight away, instead of up in the air”.
Tyler’s sister, Shayla, age 14, was British Champion in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and World Under 12’s Champion. Shayla says, “My grey mare, China, had been badly pulled around, when we got her. Her head used to shake all the time and she wouldn’t concentrate. We tried the Elevator Bridle and she is now a pleasure to ride and doesn’t shake her head. She is brilliant at her job and, most important, she is enjoying her job”. (Photograph: Steve White (CameraSport)).