Overview

FOR PROSPECTIVE SPEAKERS

Piaffe Limited are able to utilise our network of businesses and companies around the UK and beyond in order to generate corporate opportunities for our athletes and personalities we represent or connected to. We will manage all aspects of the arrangements to ensure that they are beneficial to the personalities and in line with their career aspirations.

FOR BRANDS / EVENT ORGANISERS / COMPANIES

Are you looking for an inspirational speaker or someone to deliver a thought provoking presentation on a particular subject? Or maybe you simply require an appearance from a particular high profile personality. If it's a product launch, fundraiser, corporate event, conference, school, college, university or private party, we are connected to many names to suit all occasions..

From motivational speakers, inspirational speakers and entrepreneurs to sports stars, and after dinner speakers – talk to Piaffe about what you require.

 
 
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richard waygood mbe

Former Riding Master of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment; Choreographer to the world famous Musical Ride; television presenter, event organiser, international Three-Day-Event competitor, Chef d’Equipe to British equestrian teams; leadership and motivational speaker, and experienced team leader. Just a few of the skills in Richard Waygood's CV, built on thirty six years of unique military and equestrian experience.
 
Richard Waygood joined the Army as a private soldier in 1979. He was commissioned from the Ranks in 2000 and retired a Major in 2009, having held the high profile and prestigious role of Riding Master for seven years.  In 2009, Richard received an MBE from Her Majesty The Queen for services to equestrianism.
 
This impressive rise to the top has taken him from planning the Household Cavalry Musical Ride’s appearances on a frozen lake at St Moritz, to being the first military rider to complete Badminton Horse Trials in over twenty years; from public speaking at awards ceremonies, to looking after British equestrian teams competing at international championships. Richard displays a huge range of skills developed in team motivation, forward planning, taking the initiative and sheer hard work.
 
An Ambassador for The Brooke equine charity, former Chef d’Equipe (Team Manager) to the British CIC 2 Star Eventing Team, Chef d' Equipe (Team Manager) for multi Olympic Medalist British Dressage Team (current) at the London and Rio Olympiads. Richard has just been appointed the Chef d' Equipe (Performance Manager) to the Senior British Eventing Team aiming at the Tokyo Games 2020.  He is a sought after motivational and after dinner speaker. He has numerous projects on the go alongside his regular coaching and public speaking commitments.  He is still competiting to International level in eventing and coaches all over the World.

  • Olympic, World and European Championship Course Walks for the Event Horse Owners Association
  • Guest speaker at The EHOA Awards Dinner
  • Leadership / motivational guest speaker at Ashridge Business School
  • Lecture Demos and After Dinner speaker
  • Speaker at the National Pony Club Conference  
  • Direct-to-business speaker for Idexx Laboratories Ltd. 
  • African Safari Tour Guide 

Richard’s time in the Army, as rider of one of Her Majesty The Queen’s private competition horses, and on the competition circuit has armed him with examples, incidents and entertaining stories that can be geared to either the after-dinner audience or business environment equally effectively. He specialises in leadership skills, group motivation and team structure and is an informed and interesting speaker on a variety of subjects.

 

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