WRC Trainers


Mary Baillie 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.

Contact 01884 881323


Sian Brown is a BHS registered instructor and holds UK Level 2 coaching certificate with British Showjumping and plans to work towards her Level 3 in the next few years. She was born into horses; her mother also being an instructor competing at all disciplines since a child. She started teaching the junior rides at pony club 22 years ago. Her interest in jumping started with the training of her homebred mare with the assistance of ex international Annette Lewis and she enjoys combining flatwork with poles to improve the riding of courses rather than concentrating on single fences. She has ridden BE, BD and BS successfully at the lower levels and is looking at bringing youngsters through the ranks. She especially enjoys working with the nervous rider to improve their day to day enjoyment with their horse whether it be schooling, hacking or jumping.

Contact 01884 881379


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. He is increasingly popular with riders of all ages and abilities who enjoy his calm, relaxed approach. Tim is a British Eventing Coach and a BE Youth Development Coach. He’s also now a BHSI, so only has his BHS fellowship to go when time allows. He also won the BE Bridging the Gap series and scholarship in 2015. For contact and more information see: http://www.downefarm.co.uk

Vanessa Cheffings BHSII has a wealth of experience in training horses and riders at all levels. She has started numerous young people on their careers including Roland Tong, international dressage rider and trainer. Vanessa has ridden successfully at Advanced Medium dressage and Novice eventing. She has been taught by some great trainers including Kalman de Jurenak and this knowledge is used to help improve both horse and rider. Vanessa is happy to teach at any level.

For contact and more information see: http://www.downefarm.co.uk

Louise Hutchinson 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.

Judith Kitchen BHSII has ridden from a young age and has trained horses and riders for over 25 years, which has included working and competing abroad. She now concentrates more on dressage, teaching the principles of Classical Dressage to encourage riders to use (and understand) their seat and leg rather than relying on the reins and how these influence the horse. Her focus is to produce riders who ride sensitively, with the wellbeing of their horses as paramount.  Judith is happy to teach all levels.

Judith is happy to be contacted by phone: 07743 318454 or email: judithk8@hotmail.com 


Liz Loader BHSAI Accredited Professional Coach has worked with and taught lots of different types and breeds of horses and the rehabilatation of horses from various backgrounds to improve their quality of life and being. An experienced Instructor who's taught for over 20 years, pony club, riding club, previous own riding school and private clients. Liz's experience has enabled her to have many different ways using school figures and some simple dressage movements as a means to an end to achieve a straighter, active and better moving horse.  Liz has a kind, empathic and intuitive approach to teaching, helping horse and rider to feel relaxed and able to get the most out of any training session. Discussing and working with each individual partnership their aims and what approach will work for them to improve their horses way of going to be able to move forward with their riding achievements whatever those might be.
Liz can be contacted either by phone: 07817 746112 or email: liz.loader@btinternet.com

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: ireneperrett@gmail.com

Erica Oldham BHSAI UK Level 3 Coach. 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.

Erica holds regular, individual sessions or group training clinics at HME and will also travel to outside venues and private yards.