Nell Candelaria (née Cruse) has been competing and working with horses since she was 5. Based in South Devon, she has studied horse behaviour extensively and offers a unique blend of traditional knowledge and practical horsemanship. Nell specialises in:


  • Trouble-shooting common issues;
  • Rebuilding lost confidence;
  • Riding more effectively;
  • Developing a better bond; and
  • Horse exercises if they can't be ridden. 


Nell's journey to understanding a deeper level of horsemanship started after 20 years of traditional competition at a local and regional level. A horse came into her life who didn't respond to any of the regular training techniques and she couldn't understand why. When Nell started changing the way she interacted with him, it started her on the path of realisation that it was her problems and lack of understanding that was making the horse behave the way he did. Sadly this horse is no longer around but the lessons he taught will never be forgotten.


Looking for a new type of competition that tests the bond between you and your horse?
No access to horse transport?
Need goals to help you progress?

Natural-e is a site where you can test your equestrian skills from the comfort of your own yard. 

​Rosettes and feedback are given to every competitor and you can even compete in the Natural-e League. 

Click on the logo to find out more. 


The Natural-e competition process has changed. No monthly deadlines, just submit entries whenever you want. You don't need any fancy clothing, membership to any organisation or even a cameraman. In fact, all you need is a small area to film your test, a few obstacles, a camera and a YouTube account. Simply pick a test, practice it over any timescale you want, film it when you are ready and submit it before the League timeframe is out.