Training 2019/2020 - What's On

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

  • Friday, 27 March, 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.

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

  • Saturday, 28th March, 2020 (11.00 am onwards)

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.


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.

Flatwork Lessons with Louise Hutchinson at Mill Barton Witheridge EX16 8NU by kind permission of Caroline and David Lowes (CANCELLED)

  • Saturday 4th April

  • Saturday 2nd May

  • Sunday 24th May 

Sessions will be for 1 hour, and in groups of 2 in a 25 x 50 sand and fibre outdoor arena. Private lessons possible for 45 minutes if preferred.


Groups of 2 : £20 each

Private : £35


Book with Sophie Marshall email OR mobile 07532 185416 Please let me know what level you are working at, so I can pair accordingly.  


Louise is an experienced instructor and regularly competes up to Grand Prix, including a variety of horses and ponies from Prelim level. She enjoys teaching anyone from beginners to more experienced riders, trying to make dressage fun for everyone.


XC training with Mary Baillie at Pontispool, Norton Fitzwarren, Nr Taunton (on grass) (CANCELLED)

  • Sunday, 12 April, 2020 (10.30 am onwards) 

Cost - £35 for 1.5 hours including hire and instruction 

Fences to suit all from 40 cm to 1.15 m (open fences)


Pontispool meanders through the parkland of Monty's Court and traditional Somerset countryside. The terrain is mildly undulating and the old turf provides good going throughout most of the year. The course is fully accredited by British Eventing, the Riding Club and the Pony Club.

  • Set in 200 acres of parkland

  • In excess of 200 fences, including ditches, banks and steps

  • 3 water complexes

  • 2 quarry complexes

  • All-weather take offs and landings at permanent fences

  • Well built solid obstacles to British Eventing standard

  • Open fences: 85cm to 1.15m

  • Novice fences: 70cm to 80cm

  • Minimus fences: 40cm to 60cm

  • BE 80 - BE Intermediate courses

  • Old turf provides good going

  • Ground aerovated for competition

Contact Nicky to book - / 07809262218 

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.

XC Training with Mary Baillie at Bicton (CANCELLED)

  • Sunday 3rd May 10am onwards

£40 per person to include course hire and instruction 


Please contact Nicky to book - 07809262218 / 

Bicton  - The course meanders through the Grade One Listed Parkland. Its sandy loam old turf provides good going all year round over the mildly undulating terrain. We can offer courses from 70cm to 1.10m. The whole cross country course is available on specified days only. A course of international standard this is perfect to practice, and just in time for the Area Horse Trails here in June! 

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.

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