Editing Dressage Music and Video



 One of Our Views of the Towy Valley Tim Linton does the technical stuff, having been educated in things equine by his long suffering wife Verna. They live in the beautiful valley of the river Towy in West Wales where Verna ran the local Riding club for most of a decade, and then focussed on the Dressage 'branch'. Together we ran a dressage show every month (on average) for the 20 years - lots of learning opportunities! In later years Verna was in demand at almost as many shows again, as a judge. (Details of the Club can be found here )        

The Horse that educated us most was a true all-rounder having reached the BRC national championships in all the discilines - Dressage (both classical and freestyle), Show jumping, and Eventing. Although he was competing at medium in BD Dressage he always preferred Eventing. Sadly he had to retire from such strenuous competition. Late in 2009 he gained a young, 'rescued' racehorse, initally as a fieldmate but once he regained his strength he proved so helpful and trustworthy that Verna rode him almost every day.         

Sadly the Eventer died in 2011 of colic and Verna died in 2013 of Cancer. The TB is in the best of condition and still enjoys working. Tim was fortunate enough to marry again in 2016.

Sapphire Sounds grew out of the needs of friends and acquaintances for good quality edited music to enable them to indulge their passion for Freestyle Dressage. An interest in video editing and animation meant we already had professional quality software and plenty of computing power so learning to edit the music was easy, though learning the tricks of the equine trade took longer!

The decision to offer an editing service was encouraged by the success of these initial willing 'guinea pigs' whose efforts have helped me make the service effective. Several of them form the team we can call on for help - our test rider competes very efectively at all levels up to Advanced and our choreography adviser is an expert Dance trainer. We must be doing something right as the comments we continue to receive seem to show!

And now the Technical bit about any personal data we may receive

We do need to know a few things about you to provide the service - things like your name and address, your horse's name (to help the competition DJ). All information you may send us is held securely and none of it is shared with anyone else. Any comments you send us are retained, always quoted anonymously, but otherwise precisely as given. Please do not ask us for anyone else's personal details, they will not be given.