About Pippa and the Hattan Family

Pippa Hattan Equestrian is the result of a lifetime’s varied equestrian experiences which started at the early age of 5, and then gained momentum while living on the Wirral in Cheshire, with pony club, riding school activities and local competitions, including the Isle of Man, and has since taken Pippa all over the world. In 2010 she returned back to the UK from Hong Kong, bringing along her beloved ex-race horse, D’Or Win.

Equestrianism is in Pippa’s blood as her late father, Geoffrey Hattan FBHS was the Riding Master at The Wirral Riding and Saddlery Centre when she was a child. Geoffrey was a pioneer in integrating horsemanship with yoga and meditation nearly 30 years ago and was years ahead of his time in terms of his philosophy and training.  He influenced many present day trainers and also worked with the Japanese Olympic Dressage Team in the early 80's. In his later life he worked overseas, including, Australia, Japan and Canada, where he ultimately retired alongside his sister and her family. No doubt this is where Pippa got her urge to travel from too!

Pippa’s sister, Debbie Hattan-NazarShah BHSIT has also taught and judged at many levels, from pony club camps to BHS training institutions.  She has competed at national level in riding club team events, has ridden affiliated dressage on her warmblood horses and trained in Vienna, Austria with riders from the Spanish Riding School. Debbie has now launched Good Apple Equine UK Ltd, which is a sister company to Debbie's daughter Georgia, in America.

Her niece Georgia Hattan-Bennett Acosta holds the BHSAI, is now working in Ocala, Florida, initially with Paso Fino horses and she is now the proprietor of Good Apple Equine Consignment Warehouse. Pippa’s other niece, Tamsyn lives in England with her partner and her 2 children. Her mother, Alma, still lives on the Wirral and remains independent and in good health!

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Geoffrey Christopher Hattan FBHS

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Cross Country at Penfold Park

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Geoffrey C Hattan FBHS on Queens Council

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Evening class and lecture with Geoffrey C Hattan FBHS