“I feed my entire yard on Balanced!”
Roland Tong, Irish International Dressage rider, is based in the South of England and runs his own competition yard and stud with his partner Ben St John James. With horses from new born foals to international competition horses, Roland has great experience at many levels and different disciplines.
Aged 16 he started out as a groom then developed into a young horse producer; many of his ‘protégés’ have gone on to be international Grand Prix horses with new riders. He has won many regional and national British championships from Novice to Advanced. Roland has also represented Great Britain at the World Young Horse Championships in Verden and the CDI in Sydney 2004.
Roland went back to his roots in 2012 and took Irish nationality. This has given him the opportunity to become the top Irish dressage rider in 2013 and leads the rankings in 2014. He was the best placed Irish rider at the European Championships in 2013. These successes led on to his top horse Ambiance who is aiming for the Europeans in 2017.
“Ambiance is not a good eater, particularly when he is travelling for 24 hours for international competition, it’s a common problem. Ian at Balanced bet me that he could solve my problem, and he did. Ambiance now eats non-stop and is in better shape than ever!”