Born and raised in Canada and having just completed her high school education, 17 year old Leigh Miller decided to come to the UK to complete the British Horse Society (BHS) exams. She successfully completed her studies, but as the result of a nasty riding accident, was introduced to McTimoney Chiropractic and decided to pursue a course of studies at the Oxford based institution, graduating as a fully certified human chiropractor in 1997 and with additional specialised study, as an animal chiropractor in 1999.
Leigh first established her Cotswolds based human practice, but at the same time built and expanded her animal practice. Both proved extremely successful, but Leigh’s heart really did lie with horses and she elected to specialise in the treatment of high level competition horses, which involved considerable travel away from the clinic, resulting in a decision to close the human practice.
Leigh began to travel to international competitions as an independent practitioner, supporting these amazing horses and riders at away competition, and then at home yards in between competitions gaining a very good reputation with many top names in the eventing world.
In 2009 Leigh was asked if she would travel with the Irish eventing team to the European Eventing Championships in France. In 2010 Leigh went to the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky USA, supporting the Irish eventing team and some members of the New Zealand eventing team. The New Zealand team won team bronze.
In January 2011 Leigh received a phone call from Mark Todd asking if she would consider coming on board with the New Zealand eventing team with a view to accompanying the team to the 2012 London Olympic Games. Looking forward to going to the 2012 London Olympics. Leigh jumped at the chance. She travelled with the team from April 2011 to all the major 3 and 4 star competitions in the UK and Europe. She then went to the Olympics where the team won team bronze. Leigh continued to work with New Zealand on all away events, including the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy and remained with them until the conclusion of the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Leigh then decided it was time to concentrate on her home clients and home life. Although the travel was exciting it was very time consuming. Leigh is currently enjoying more time at home whilst continuing to work with professional and amateur riders. She has also started to increase her canine work which had been limited whilst traveling so much.
Leigh also has taken up the hobby of field trialing and working her quite well known Hungarian Wirehaired Vizsla called Strudel. They have had some very good success.