We run a year round program of lessons, with the aim of offering all our members the chance to train at any level across all disciplines.
Regular lessons are offered with local instructors at various venues on weekdays, evenings and weekends and we also offer clinics with visiting instructors often tied in with demos.
Lessons are provided with a subsidy for all members and there is an additional subsidy for members who have helped with running club activities. For more information of the current subsidies see ‘Benefits of Joining” on the Membership page.
Chris is a Pony Club and Riding Club examiner, and a hunter judge, presiding over events at many of the top shows.
He has a long history of coaching his pupils to the top levels eventing and for many years was the trainer of the BE Northern pony teams.
Chris’s approach is to develop a sound basis for the partnerships to progress from and to develop horse and rider to the best they can be.
Jane held the position of Chef D’Equipe to the Senior British Dressage team at Olympic, World and European Championships from 1993 to 2000. She also rode for Great Britain in the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Many will remember the success they had in the Freestyle to Music and winning the Silver in Toronto in 1986.
Jane’s lively but sympathetic approach makes these lessons both enlightening and fun.
Professional Show Jumper/Producer
Tracy is particularly interested in finding and producing young horses and trains prides herself on keeping training and management simple .
Instructor/Coach BHSII, UKCC Level 3
experienced horse lover with a logical system of developing partnerships confidence and success.
Hazel has been an active member of HCTG since a child and she rides for/trains the club regularly.
Instructor/Coach BHSI BSc (Hons) UKCC Level 3
Linda started her career as a member of the North Staffordshire Pony Club. She went on to produce a number of horses up to Advanced and International 2* level and was successful in her other passion, showing, competing at County Level and qualifying for Wembley. Linda also competed successfully in affiliated dressage and show jumping .
She is an examiner for pony club ‘B’ tests, a list 4 Examiner/Assessor for the British Horse Society and trains students for Stage 1,2,3 and PTT exams. She is also a trainer for the BE 80(T) classes and a BE Jump Training coach/judge.
Linda now breeds and produces her homebred horses and continues to develop her coaching skills (currently qualifying as a UKCC level 3 Eventing Coach).
Professional Event Rider
At Lancashire’s Holcombe Hunt pony club Ben’s talent became visible, qualifying for the Pony Club championships in all three phases; the first to do so in his pony club for 25 years
After starting as a working pupil for Cheshire based Hannah Bate, he went on to work for William Funnell as well as gaining invaluable knowledge from William’s wife Pippa Funnell MBE.
Ben’s talent has resulted in being selected for the World Class Start Programme, followed with selection for Britain’s young rider squad, giving him the chance to compete with the very best in the Europe.
Since then Ben has jumped double clear round some of the biggest events in the world including Badminton, Burghley, Bramham, Blenheim, as well as completing Pau four star. Along the way wining the Under 21 Championships at Blair and securing a Team gold and individual bronze medal at the Kreuth European Championship.
Dressage Intructor/Coach BHSAI
With over 20 years experience coaching all levels of horse and rider Andrew is a respected and experienced trainer. He is a BHSAI and specialist in the bio-mechanics of the horse. With a classical training background and profound respect for the horse he is particularly sympathetic and helpful in his approach to training.
Andrew is a senior instructor at the “Training the Teachers of Tomorrow Trust”, benefiting from trainers including Arthur Kottas, Chief rider of The Spanish Riding School and Stephen Clarke, FEI International Dressage Judge.
As a Dressage trainer, he has trained his own horses to Grand Prix and also his 4 children to international level and team places.
Instructor BHSAI BSc(Hons)
Nik runs a livery and training yard in Wiltshire and has competed at FEI International Two Star level, Regional dressage finals as well as ‘BSJA championships.
Throughout his career and to the present date he has had training from a variety of top class trainers and attended many clinics. Some of his trainers include: Trish Gardiner, Adam Kemp & Matt Frost, Kelvin Bywalter, Geoff Luckett, Tim & Toni Warren, Eric and Liz Winters.
Nik believes in a professional, calm and sympathetic approach in all his work, but at the same time striving towards and reaching those goals.
Dressage Instructor UKCC Level 2
She has a variety of clients from Pony Club, Riding Club plus affiliated riders who have also competed at Area, Regional and National levels.
Ashley has a sympathetic and friendly approach with the aim of getting the best from both horse and rider.
Peter De Cosemo
Dressage Instructor BHSI
For many years, he was manager and advanced instructor for the Olympic riders Christopher and Jane Bartle at the Yorkshire Riding Centre. Having now returned from living in the USA where he has taught, trained and competed to FEI levels for approximately 15 years.
His enjoyment of teaching and developing lifelong riding skills is clear, as his growing list of clients in the UK range from Pony Club and Riding Club members to weekend riders wanting to improve their partnership to Professional Eventers and Dressage riders.
Peter’s number one priority is the physical and mental well being of the horse throughout the training process and competitive career.
Dani spent 3 years working for Becky and Hannah Moody starting as their working pupil, she went on to complete her British Dressage Apprenticeship and gained lots of valuable training and experience, working with top coaches such a David Hunt and now training regularly with Emile Faurie. Dani was a member member of the BYRDS Squad and was place 3rd as a young rider in the talent spotting finals. She now runs her own yard, based at Ledston Hall, providing coaching, schooling and livery services.
International Show Jumper/Instructor
Morgan was a previous member of the Bramham Moor Pony Club and has built her way up in the showjumping industry. She competed this year in the Foxhunter final at HOYS and is returning to competing at the Spanish Sunshine tour in February.