At the age of seventeen Diane left home to train with Toni Biglin in Hull and successfully completed her BHSAI. Diane returned to Aldham Mill Farm and set up the successful Aldham Mill Riding Centre which operated until 1996 it was during this time Diane completed her BHSII.
Diane is extremely competitive and was successful at numerous British Eventing competitions at Intermediate level. Having acquired a couple of horses that showed cadence on the flat Diane decided to compete in a couple of British Dressage competitions. From the start Diane showed lots of potential and began to build up a collection of red ribbons, the rest is history!
Diane has been Reserve National Champion at both Preliminary and Elementary level and has had huge success in Young Horse Classes at Hickstead, the British Breeding Championships as well as at the National Championships. Currently riding at Prix St Georges level.
Diane is a well respected British Dressage Pyramid Trainer and has a large pool of pupils who themselves are enjoying success within the fields of showjumping, eventing and dressage.