Alaina has vast experience originally working in Hunting, Showing and Racing yards. In 1990 she started Eventing and worked for Paul Rigby. Alaina herself evented her own horse up to Novice level but unfortunately injury prevented them from going any further in Eventing, so she continued to compete in Dressage. She worked for Event rider Paul Rigby for 10 years where she trained other students and horses from Novice to International level. She groomed for Paul at prestigious events such as Badminton and Burghley.
In 2000 Alaina moved to Clevedon where she continued to train Horses and Riders predominantly for the dressage phase of Eventing. She was also competing several other horses at this time. One of these horses was Bronze Blade where they won and were constantly placed at advanced medium level cumulating in a win at the Pet Plan Championships at Hartbury with Bronze Blade at the age of 21.
Alaina moved to freelance instructing in 2006 so she could do more training and Judging. At present Currently Alaina is on the BD Trainers database and is a Trainee BD judge.
Anna has been heavily involved in horses since a young age, she trained and did her AI by the age of 20 and has worked for various eventers. dressage riders and riding for lots of different people along the way. Anna has done a lot of freelance grooming including at International three day events (Anna’s charge at Badminton was grey so she is an expert on stains!). Anna has competed her own horse and others up to Medium dressage and Novice eventing. Anna dreams of winning the lottery in order to buy herself a top class dressage horse or would happily be given one! Anna is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable instructor who specialises in those who are lacking confidence and are looking to progress. Anna recently got married but her new husband Rob still comes 3rd to Oliver, her beloved retired horse and the cats.
Ben Greenwood BHSI
Is an experienced event rider and trainer, riding at Advanced eventing level and has recently completed his BHSI.
Ben has a client focused friendly confidence giving approach to his teaching and enjoys meeting new people and their horses. Look out for him on the Blog!
Claire Loney (BHSII)
Popular Claire teaches all abilities. She is an experienced instructor who had evented to a high level and also produced young horses.
Jayne Smart (BHSI / UKCC Level 3)
Jayne rode at international three day events including Badminton and Burghley. As well as her eventing talent Jayne also Show jumped at Grade A level at events such as Horse of the Year Show and Olympia. She now runs a successful livery yard in Banwell and produces novice horses. Jayne is a very talented trainer and can help all levels of riders and horses with their Show jumping.
Jo May International Event Rider, BHSAI & UKCC3 (specialist in Eventing)Jo started riding as a young child and then progressed to riding polo ponies in Hong Kong. From the age of 11 Jo gained experience in riding her own horse in various representative events at national level.
Jo pursued her teaching qualifications at Curland Equestrian Centre in Somerset with Alison Brown and Mary Hunter.
In the late 90’s Jo set up her own livery and teaching yard which is where she is today. Jo has achieved success on horses that she has produced herself from scratch and was short listed for the senior Great Britain eventing team for the European championships was long listed for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with her horse Faere Vision.
In 2007 Jo received the Martin Whiteley trophy, awarded at the end of the season British Eventing Ball, for the rider and horse combination that has won the most points who has not yet worn the Union Jack.
Rachel Atwell (BHSII)
Sophie Clarke (BHSII)
Sophie trained at Talland School of Equitation under Adam Kemp. She evented to BE one star level before turning her hand to dressage where she has successfully competed to Intermediaire I level. She has also been successful in Freestyle dressage to music, qualifying for the Winter Champs at Hartpury in 2008 and 2009 where she finished in the top ten. She is the chief instructor for the Weston Harriers Pony club, where she is team trainer for the Dressage and Eventing teams. She has a good regular client base of both event riders and dressage riders, with clients from the very novice to the more experience.
Georgie has ridden all her life, being an active member of the Meynell Pony Club, throughout all of her childhood and teenage years. She has great success in Pony Club, gaining two individual 2nds at the Open Eventing Championships and Team 3rd in the Show Jumping. Alongside this, Georgie continued to persue her love for eventing through British Eventing. She competed on the Pony Teams, representing Great Britain three times, gaining a 1st at Blarney Castle, 5th at Balalndenisk and most importantly, a Team Silver at the Europeans.
She started her own eventing yard, producing inexpensive and problem horses. Most of these horses competed up to 2* level with Georgie. She also started breaking in horses for owners and started their competitive careers. Whilst helping others, Georgie also had a string of her own horses, which she competed up to 3* level with great success. She thoroughly enjoys watching her clients achieve their goals and loves being part of their team. She is an enthusiastic teacher and has a very good eye, meaning that she gets the best results out of both horse and rider. For the last 8 years, Georgie has also taught Pilates, which has given her a sharpened eye for how riders effect the way their horses move.