Born in Poole, Dorset, in 1975, Sian Mete grew up with a profound love of all animals and an overriding desire to be around horses. She first sat on a pony at the age of four and never looked back.
After completing her A-levels and working at a local yard teaching and training young eventers, Sian competed and produced horses within British Eventing and rode at the riding club National Championships as part of an Equitation Showjumping team, achieving fourth place.
In 1994 she attended Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, to further her education within the equine industry. It was here that her passion for dressage was fuelled training with her course mentors, Jeremy Michaels (then head of equine department) and Andrew Lovell (course tutor).
Sian graduated from Hartpury in 1997 with an HND in Equine Science and Equitation and returned to Corfe Mullen, Dorset, to pursue her dream of becoming a horse trainer.
She began (and still does) to train with Charlotte and John Lassetter and started to back, school and compete horses for dressage. Before long, she was passing on her knowledge teaching owners how to become better riders and improve their horses’ way of going and performance.
Among her many accolades, Sian has trained her own horses from foals and youngsters competing up to Prix St. Georges level in British Dressage. In 2012, she competed at the British Dressage National Championships and has since qualified horses from novice to advance medium at regional championships.
Her 17.2hh Dutch warmblood Vic was given to her by a sponsor 10 years ago and since then, she’s matched many riders with their dream Dutch dressage horse.