Venues and Instructors


anitaComing from a non horsey background, I eventually bought my first horse at the age of 31. Madison, whilst not particularly good at anything she did teach me how not to fall off! When she was sadly retired, after months of searching and with JC’s help, I ended up buying a 6 year old ex racehorse. Lots of training was required! At the same time Bookham was looking for someone to help organise their training…so I volunteered. The last 3 years have been great and I’ve met so many people who want to improve their riding and horses way of going. If anyone has suggestions for training, then please let me know…






Address: Bourley Road, Church Crookham, (nearest postcode GU52 8DY)




555232_422081001207920_290567012_nLittleton Manor Equestrian Centre (LMEQ)


Address:  Littleton Manor Farm, Littleton Lane, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 8LB

You will require a code to open the gate so please ensure you have this from the training organiser or call the number on website when you arrive to gain the gate code.



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Address: Eastbourne Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6LF





Screenshot_2013-06-19-08-38-36-1West Weylands Farm


Address:  Esher Road, Walton on Thames KT12 4LJ




Thornet Wood


Address: Effingham Common Road,  Effingham,  Leatherhead, KT24 5JG

Tel:  01372 456387


Coming from the  M25/A3- Enter the roundabout of Junction 10 on the M25, take the exit signposted  A3/Guilford/Porstmouth. Turn left onto Old Lane, follow the road to the end and  turn right onto Horsley Road, take first left onto Howard Road which turns into  Effingham Common Road. Destination on your left half way along this road. The  turning is not signposted so look out for a gravel track when the houses start  to be set back from the road further before the small turning up a hill on your left.

Coming  from Bookham- Travelling on the A246  towards Guilford, turn right at the cross roads into The Street. At the mini  roundabout take the first exit, then the mini roundabout immediately after take  the second exit. Thornet Wood will be on your right, look out for a gravel track with the yard set back out of view.



Jonathon Cook

J Cook Jonathan Cook has 30 years experience training both horse and rider. He is a British Horse Society Intermediate Instructor and holds an Equine Specific First Aid Certificate. Over the years he has competed successfully in many disciplines including showing, show jumping , dressage, eventing and team chasing. He has professionally produced horses for the show ring, particularly ridden and working cobs, coloureds, both under saddle and in hand, and arabs and also competed for clients in private driving classes. He teaches riders of all abilities from beginners, both children and adults, to the more experienced who compete regularly or draghunt. As well as working with the individual rider, Jonathan schools many of his clients’ horses at a variety of levels and backs unbroken youngsters.. He also gives tuition to groups for riding clubs and pony clubs both on the flat and over jumps. Local shows regularly call on him to judge a range of classes including dressage and showing classes such as ridden hunter, riding horse and ridden cobs

Jonathan also runs our BRC Camp at his home in Lingfield during the summer which is always oversubscribed!

Sebastien Poirier

Seb PoirierSebastien Poirier is a top, French professional Show Jumper who has competed at National level and  worked with some of France’s finest equestrian talent and in some of the country’s best stud farms.

Sebastien can help riders of all abilities – He can take the occasional/beginner rider to another level with his ground-breaking, fun teaching methods, he can inspire the good amateur to fulfill his/her competition ambitions and can take the seasoned competition rider to new heights.

Jackie Stevens

Jackie SClassically trained in the ’80’s by Henry and Sylvia Loch I have been training, competing and instructing for many years in all areas of riding but my passion is helping people improve their position and way of riding by encouraging them to “move with their horse” and then feel their horses move in a much more balanced way.   I teach dressage and flat work at all levels and am also a BHSII (reg).  I teach at Pony Club and Riding club with many regular clients of all ages and standards.  I school many of their horses and also train our own horses and compete regularly. I find it particularly rewarding to help nervous riders find their confidence and enjoy a new approach to their riding.

Sally Thurloway

Professional full time Showjumping Coach. For the past 30years I have regularly taught a variety of individuals and groups including British Showjumping members, Pony and Riding Clubs. In 2005 I became a British Showjumping Accredited Coach and in 2008 a UKCC coach Educator.

I have experience coaching all ages, levels and types of horses, specialising in giving confidence to young, novice and nervous horse/riders which compete in various disciplines including Show jumping, Eventing, dressage and racing.