Joe Davy’s interest in horses started as a child but became serious back in 1982 when he took a year to train in all stages of horsemanship and qualified for his AI.
From there he spent 6 months in a dressage yard working with Novices up to Prix-St George Level. He then moved into Show Jumping, backing, breaking and working with Novices to Grade A level.
In 1984 he flew to Italy enjoying the culture and the sun - breaking and schooling show jumpers to Grade C Level.
He returned to the UK to work for Karen George who trained with Hans Gunther Winkler (6 x Gold medallist for Germany) buying unbroken horses from Holland and Germany and taking them through to Foxhunter level before selling them on worldwide.
During his time with Karen, Joe spent two months grooming for Andre Sakakini leading up to and including the 1986 World Championships in Aachen Germany. He spent a further two months in Warendorf, Germany grooming and riding for Hans Gunther Winkler.
Joe then began working for Derek Ricketts (ex Chef de equipe to the British Show Jumping Team) for 3 months riding and producing horses before a recurring shoulder injury forced him to take some time off.
Joe moved to Berkshire producing and re-schooling problem horses – taking them to Foxhunter level and selling them on.
In June 1991 he took over the running of Kimbers Farm Livery Centre and the rest, as they say, is history.
His reputation in producing exceptional young horses, turning round problem horses and generally improving every horse he works with is renowned. In addition to running the yard, he is looking forward to bringing on his two new homebred foals, sired by Kannan and Wavavoom.