Christopher Bartle FBHS
Christopher teaches and trains riders at the YRC, around the U.K. and across Europe. Christopher is the British Eventing Team's High Performance Coach. For 16 years up to 2016, he was National Coach to the German Olympic Three Day Event Team - Winners of Team Silver and Individual Gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Team and Individual Gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012 and at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Locally Christopher trains many British International level riders, notably for many years the British team rider Nicola Wilson from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Christopher does not exclusively teach higher level competition riders, he is also willing to teach less experienced riders on their own horses.
Awarded Hon. Fellowship of the British Horse Society in 2001
Dressage Trainer to British Olympic Three Day Event team Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, Chef D'Equipe & Coach to the British Three Day Event team at the European Championships, Luhmühlen 1999
Received the British Horse Society's Trainers Award in 1995
Christopher has competed internationally in both Dressage and Three Day Eventing.
Educated at Ampleforth College and Bristol University, B.Sc.(Econ). Trained initially by his mother, Mrs Nicole Bartle and then principally by Hans von Blixen-Finecke, (Gold Medal - Helsinki Olympics 1952).