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Some of our regular club instructors 

Sophie Starr - BHS Stage 5 performance coach 

Sophie is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher and coach.  She inspires and builds confidence in the rider so that they are able to get the best from their horse. 

Sophie has trained with some of the most recognised professionals in the industry and is a great believer that training continuing throughout every rider’s journey; not every rider wants to compete at the Olympics but we all want to be a little better than we were yesterday!


Sophie spent time in Bermuda, Canada and the USA coaching and learning all about American style “hunters” and “equitation”; it was a very steep learning curve but one that taught her a huge amount about differing coaching and riding techniques and, most importantly, to appreciate the importance of an open mind when it comes to the training of our riders and their horses.

Hannah Bailey BHS AI Instructor and Stage IV Riding 

Hannah is a dressage and event rider. She competes her horse at Pre-St George Level in dressage and also rides in British Eventing. 

Hannah is great for novice and nervous riders and offers a great number of ways to ride over poles. 


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Jo Rimmer -BSc hons PGCE- International 5* Event Rider. GBR Nations Cup Team. UKCCL 3 Coach

Jo is a professional teacher and so offers a unique combination of teaching riding and coaching expertise.  Her clinics are alway fun and she manages to make everyone feel safe. Riders leave full on encouragement and with plenty to practice at home.  

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