Heidi Woodhead

Heidi Woodhead (nee Simmons) is well known as an International rider, trainer, BHSI and BE accredited Coach. Based in Yorkshire with husband Ian Woodhead, together they have built a successful business, DHI Event Horses, and a fantastic yard with extensive training facilities.

From Pony Club days, Heidi has always been a keen competitor, but also a stickler for perfection! "The Biz" was one of the first horses produced by Heidi up to International level. He competed at Badminton and Burghley several times, and represented GB in Aachen CHIO 2008. Many other horses have followed in The Biz's footsteps and have continued to be successful when sold, including DHI Topper W who was selected for the London Olympics in 2012 with Piggy French.

As a trainer, Heidi is known for improving & building confidence in both horse and rider, and she enjoys teaching riders at all levels, specialising in cross country and jumping skills.