In August this year Mike travelled to Ksiaz, Poland, to compete at the FEI European Youth Driving Championships. Mike and Barney took the bronze medal in his class, a fantastic achievement. Read the full report here.
Team Warford are Reserve National Champions for 2013!
Mike and the Shetlands take the Pony Fours Reserve Champion title at the British Carriagedriving National Finals.Read the full story here
Welcome to Mike Hodgson - Carriage Driver!
Mike is a member of Team GB's junior carriage driving squad and also competes at National level with both multiples and single turnouts, backed up by his support crew of 'Team Warford' and his sponsors, Abbey England and GAIN Horse Feeds.
Team Warford has had an incredible few seasons over the last few years, taking many National Junior and Open titles at both Indoor and Outdoor championships, as well as international placings as part of Team GB. Starting out with two rescued Shetlands, Blackie and Brownie, in 2007, Mike's squad of ponies has now grown to include a new string of youngsters.
In 2013 Mike had an incredible final season with his Shetland team, and now as he moves on to bigger ponies to pursue his FEI dreams he would like to thank everyone who has helped him to get this far - Linda, Louise, Anna, Jack and Corky of 'Team Warford', Linda Rose, Heather Hulme and Uta Schettler for letting him drive their fab ponies, and his brilliantly supportive sponsors ABBEY ENGLAND!
For 2014 Mike would like to thank the Wheeldon family, who kindly let him drive Barney throughout the season and at the FEI Youth Driving Championships in Poland.