Training 2019/2020 - What's On

Show Jumping with Tim Cheffings at Downe Farm, Witheridge, EX16 8QF

  • Monday, 16 December, 2019 

  • Friday, 17 January, 2020

  • Monday, 10 February, 2020

  • Monday, 9 March, 2020


£50.00 per group (split accordingly).

Contact Nicky to book on 07809 262218 or

Tim Cheffings BHSI is a professional event rider who has continued success at all levels within British Eventing and FEI. Tim is known not only for his talent as a rider and trainer of young horses, but also for his perceptive and calm approach to his horses and their training. Tim enjoys teaching and specialises in show jumping and X country but is equally happy to teach flatwork. He is increasingly popular with riders of all ages and abilities who enjoy his calm, relaxed approach. At the end of 2018, Tim Cheffings took up the role of Under 18 Coach for the South West region, joining current coaches Sorrel Warwick and Emily Lee. Based in Devon, Tim achieved his BHSI status in May 2018 and holds his UKCC Level 2, regularly hosting British Eventing training courses across the South West. For contact and more information see:

Arena XC with Mary Baillie @ Pontispool Equine Sports Centre, Norton Fitzwarren 

  • Monday, 27 January, 2020

  • Thursday, 5 March, 2020

1 hour sessions

70 cm upwards - please specify what height you are jumping at upon booking. 

Contact Nicky to book on 07809 262218 or

Winter Pole Work & Show Jumping with Mary Baillie @ Mill Barton, Witheridge, EX16 8NU by kind permission of Caroline & David Lowes

Following on from Mary Baillie teaching at Paxton's Field every Thursday afternoon during summer, this will now be taking place (weather permitting) at Mill Barton throughout the winter. If any members would like some SJ training, please contact Mary direct on 01884 881323 / 07792 606935.

£30/hour for private lessons. £15 each for two people. £10 each for three people.

Mary is an ex-international event rider who has brought many horses through the grades. She has ridden all her life including having won a cup for Prince Phillip Mounted Games at HOYS and competing at Badminton. She is a BHSAI and is happy to teach at any level in any discipline. She is as skilled at teaching people who want to jump a pole on the floor as preparing riders for competition.

Show Jumping for Beginners with Sara Gallagher at Mill Barton, Witheridge, EX16 8NU by kind permission of Caroline & David Lowes

  • Tuesday, 7 January, 2020

  • Tuesday, 21 January, 2020

£12.00 per person (in groups of three)

Contact Katherine to book on 07510 317525 or

Sara has 35 years of experience teaching varying abilities of rider from pony club to adult confidence building camps.

Flatwork with Irene Perrett at Springfield, Drayford, Witheridge, EX17 4SL

  • Thursday, 9 January, 2020

  • Saturday, 18 January, 2020

  • Thursday, 6 February, 2020

  • Saturday, 15 February, 2020

£40.00 for 1 hour in groups of 2 in an all-weather arena with mirrors.

Contact Ros to book on 01398 341799 or

Irene Perrett BHS Stage 4 SM Cert Ed. Irene has been training riders and their horses for over thirty years, with particular emphasis on developing a partnership between horse and rider through a better understanding of correct and empathetic training. She is happy to teach all who enjoy improving their riding and their horses way of going whether competitively or for self development. She has competed in dressage to Inter 1, Novice BE and BS and examines for PC up to B test. Facilities include a large arena with mirrors and livery to suit each individual's needs in a relaxed environment.

Contact 01884 860888 or email:

Show jumping with Erica Oldham at Higher Mainstone, Ashford, Near Barnstaple, EX31 4EL

Sessions will be £60 per hour split between the number in group (confirmed nearer the time dependant on interest).

Individual sessions can also be requested at a cost of £40.

Higher Mainstone has an outdoor 70 x 30 sand and rubber school with a full set of show jumps.

  • Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 (11am onwards)

  • Saturday, 28th March, 2020 (11am onwards)


Contact Nicky to book - / 07809 262218 


Erica is a well known, qualified UK Level 3 coach, B.H.S.A.I., fully insured D.B.S. checked, child protection and first aid certified.Erica has coached successful affiliated dressage riders, International Event Riders and Show Jumpers. She also coaches at BS Junior Academy and Confidence Camps, so is well established at training all levels and abilities.


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