Karen’s skill and pleasure is in improving both rider and horse to whatever level required, from novice through to competition, and offers lessons in classical dressage, jumping and exam preparation. Karen feels very strongly that it is the instructor who must communicate to both horse and rider, in a way which can be easily understood, and can make clear what is needed and why. She does this through basic classical horsemanship, helping riders to have a better understanding of how horses move and how they behave. This helps the rider, through training, to increase their skills and balance so that the combination can achieve their full potential and reach their goals.
Karen has been riding since she was 8 and competed at National and International level. She has evented to Intermediate level, jumped BSJA, and shown side-saddle and astride to county level. She was also a member of four British Endurance Teams, riding at home and in Europe (3 star). In Europe she was in the team who won the team gold in the European Championships (Morlaix, Frances), the Individual gold medal in le Aredenaise, Belgium, and won the British Open Grand Prix. Karen is currently competing in affiliated dressage at Elementary level, riding in the area festival and regional championships. All the horses Karen has competed have been started/broken and taken through the levels in the different disciplines by her.
Karen offers lessons (classical dressage, jumping, exam preparation) on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and some Saturday mornings. £ 25.00 per 1/2 hour, £ 45.00 per hour. See Bookings
Clare Deithrick BHS AI, INT SM
Clare is an Advanced Dressage Rider with horses currently competing from Novice to Int 1 Level, also specialising in Dressage to Music.
Clare can look at the music from all angles playing a variety of instruments in the orchestra. She has a wide variety of experience in all kinds of music. Unlike many of her rivals as well as being musical she is a trainer, rider and judge so can give an all-round view on the floor plan and music.
Clare has pupils competing successfully from Intro to Prix St George Level Dressage, National Pony Club / Riding Club and Advanced Eventing.
£60.00 per person
Jane will be teaching at Poldice Valley Equine arena once a month. See Events
Alice Peternell has competed at Grand Prix and has ridden in International teams.
She offers dressage training from novice to all levels and is a British Dressage registered trainer who has coached with success at Winter & National Championships, Petplan etc. Whether starting out to do your first Preliminary Test or preparation for GP, Alice has helped riders of all levels achieve their goals. She regularly trains with Carl Hester and is an inspirational fun dressage trainer.
Alice is a successful competitor who consistently brings young horses up through the ranks. Alice trains regularly with Carl Hester and actively seeks personal improvement through the latest schooling techniques and thinking. In 2012 Alice attended the Global Dressage Forum in Hooge Mierde in The Netherlands. Through this educated approach Alice can bring many different techniques and a broad approach to your dressage training.
Whether your aim is to improve your dressage competition results, or have some fun and a sense of achievement while schooling your horse, Alice will encourage you towards your goals.
Alice will be teaching at Poldice Valley Equine arena once a month. See Events
Private 45min lesson is £60.
Michael van Houben
Indoor training offering flatwork, polework, gymnastic jumping or jumping exercises.
Groups will be made up of 3 or 4 riders at £25 each, or sessions can be arranged privately.
Elly is a UKCC British Showjumping Level 2 Coach and Level 1 Course Designer with an added interest in rider biomechanics. She has a real passion for helping everyone she coaches and loves seeing people enjoying the sport, improving and gaining confidence. This shows with her popular clinics spreading from Hampshire & the Isle of Wight down to Devon & Cornwall.
With a reputation of providing fun and creative training she keeps things positive for both horse and rider, making it easy for people to step out of their comfort zone and get more out of their steeds! The idea behind the academy was to provide a supportive community, creating a team like spirit across all ages and abilities. Her hard work and fun attitude was recognised when Elly won 3 awards at the Forces Equine annual awards night at Arena UK in March.
Rider biomechanics is becoming more of a focus in modern riding, proving rider straightness and core stability is a vital part of helping the horse to be straight, sound and supple. Elly has a background in human sports and remedial massage and her continued interest in fitness whilst gaining her advanced pilates instructor qualification makes rider biomechanics a real focus in her training.
Throughout Elly's career she has trained with Rosie Moss, Mark Hallion, Peter White, David Stone and with the help of FE, former world number 1 Scott Brash! She has competed in France whilst working with PK Stud and represented Forces Equine in Jersey, riding 3 weeks after fracturing her pelvis in a horse boarding mishap! ...she's gonna leave the training in this discipline to the pros! 😉
Cross Training across the 3 main disciplines has helped keep variety in her horses' work, finding each one can help benefit the other. Elly competed to advanced medium and Newcomers with Blue, which for anyone who knew Blue in his not so glory days was quite an achievement! She is aiming to step up to foxhunter this year with her 6yr old Cortinus. Due to his size Elly has been producing him in his own time, luckily his talent will allow him to catch up. She has been selected for the eventers challenge team representing Forces Equine for the last three years at Blenheim International Horse Trial on three different rides. She has also has a bit of experience in vaulting and regularly works with ex racers.
Elly loves coaching and producing young & quirky horses so after 4 1/2 yrs of successfully running Fontley House Livery yard, she handed over the reins to Sue allowing her to focus more on developing that side of her career. Within just a few months of flying solo Elly's clinics were already proving popular and have spread from Hampshire to Devon, Cornwall, West Sussex & the Isle of Wight.
Theres plenty more exciting things in the pipeline to working with sponsors Alicorne Equine Massage and Farrier Wayne Wood!
Elly will be teaching at Poldice Valley Equine arena once a month. See Events