About

I started my riding career aboard a piebald Shetland pony called Nippy who thought nothing of dragging me face down through the mud as he tore around the field...luckily things improved as I benefited from excellent tuition both in the UK and abroad and have successfully competed across dressage, show jumping and eventing disciplines.

Now as a fully qualified and registered BHS and UKCC coach, my main aim is to offer my clients the same sort of friendly personalised mentoring approach that made a real difference to my own riding. I like to base my coaching on sound, well proven principles that are safe and personally suited to each horse and rider combination. I believe very strongly that a comprehensive understanding of why we are doing something is paramount to building the firm foundations to success. I strive to achieve horse and rider working in harmony together through developing a common understanding.

Being a BHS registered instructor means you can be assured that I am fully insured, my equine specific first aid is up to date, I have been CRB checked and undergone child protection training and that I am required to undergo continuing professional development.

My clients range from complete lead rein beginners through to those successfully competing at grassroots levels across dressage, show jumping and cross country.

Although the majority of my coaching is on a one to one basis, I am happy for 2 or 3 riders to share a session (and hence the costs!)

Whether just wanting to solidify personal knowledge or those working towards professional qualifications, I particularly enjoy helping people expand their horse knowledge and care expertise through lectures and practical sessions which can be arranged on a personal or group basis.

I am based in Surrey and am happy to travel within a 30min driving radius for one off lessons and further if multiple lessons are booked at a time. I am also very happy to travel to local venues for show jumping and cross country sessions or to support clients at competitions.

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© Ed Rowland 2013