Fiona Farmer
Fiona Farmer – Skins IR – Veterinarian

Fi has spent her entire life with horses, learning to ride at the age of two. By five years old she had set her heart on becoming a vet and so the next fifteen years were all about making that a reality.

Fi has competed in showjumping and eventing through the pony club years and almost by accident fell into competitive endurance riding.

Fi spent a year in California training endurance horses and came back to the UK on the shortlist for the British team. Fi also undertook an equine massage course and qualified as an Equine Body Worker. Despite riding taking a back seat to her veterinary school studies Fi still managed to compete and place top ten in numerous races in America, Dubai, and the UK.

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Upon graduating from Liverpool University in 2009 Fi spent the summer being team vet to AQ Endurance team. A very successful season saw them win team and an individual silver medal at the Young Rider World Championships in Hungary and Individual silver at the Open European Championships in Italy. Fi then moved to Dubai for a year to work at Dubai Equine Hospital, first as an intern and then as field vet. This was an invaluable experience for her. Returning home Fi started work in a busy first opinion practice in Cambridgeshire. Fi’s main interests lie in neonatal medicine and sports injury. Fi has two new young horses at home which she is looking forward to bringing them on in their respective endurance and show jumping careers.

Fi has contributed to the Equitherm and Skins training programmes and brings a refreshing approach to learning.