I started riding when I was 4 years old and was a member of Crawley and Horsham South Pony Club. I learnt so much in the pony club and made great friends. I then found the love for showjumping and teaching. I have produced several horses from unbroken 3 year olds to jump 1.30 and above. I have jump at HOYS and qualified for the young riders at Olympia. I have won and been placed at all the big venues in the country and won the 5 year old (horse) national final. I have been teaching pony club for the past 15 years and am a UKCC level 2 coach. I am on the main pony club website as a recommended coach allowing me the opportunity to teach across the whole country. I help coach the Southdown Hunt West open showjumping team to great success qualifying and getting placed at the national finals 2015.
Sarah Young UKCC L2 BHS Accredited Professional Coach.
I was lucky enough to grow up around horses and upon completing my A levels spent time working in racing.
Jess Ayre UKCC Level 2 coach
Jess has competed up to Advanced level Eventing and 1.35m Level Show Jumping on a self produced horse whilst also producing youngsters. She loves coaching other riders to help them to work towards and achieve their goals.
Having been born into a “horsey” background I suppose you could say riding is in my blood; with a Grandad who had a million horses and was also a blacksmith, he was my main inspiration. I started riding from a very young age (thanks to my grandparents who bought my first pony), I started out in the show ring. At about the age of 10 or 11 I had a very whizzy pony who was so much fun and here is where I found my love for showjumping. I have competed nationally up to 1.25/1.30m but have now chosen to focus more time in backing and producing youngsters. I currently have two horses; Peach Blossom UK who is now 7 but I have produced her since a just backed 4 year old and we are currently competing at newcomer/foxhunter level. And Miss Mole UK who is rising 5 but I have backed & produced her myself and currently competing at Novice/discovery. My aim is to continue with both of my horses and keep jumping up the levels with them.
I have a HUGE passion for teaching and think there is nothing better than seeing your students progress and achieve their goals. I was an active member of PC myself and am delighted to be involved again within the teaching side. As well as running my own private livery yard, I also teach at 5 other pony clubs and teach a lot freelance. I am working towards my BHS AI (hopefully won’t be long) and I would like to keep progressing and gaining more teaching qualifications.
Angela Whitehead – BHS – Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship
I am a sympathetic, confidence giving instructor with many years of experience. I enjoy encouraging an understanding relationship both mentally and physically between horse and rider. I specialise in Show Jumping as it has been my passion since I was 7 years old. I have also enjoyed competing on the Eventing circuit and County level showing. I train horses and riders of all ages and thrive above helping them achieve their goals.
Our other instructors / coaches include (we’re hoping to get some bio’s from them soon….)