Simon Luck, BHSAI RDA GI

I have been fortunate to have grown up around horses and over time, experienced many different aspects from pony club to polo ponies. My main hobby has come to be in the producing of horses for the show ring including cobs and working hunters to young stock in hand.  I have taught a range of abilities, pony clubs and riding clubs and am currently group coach for two Riding for the Disabled groups.

Sarah Gordon, AI UKCC level 2

I’ve been a registered instructor for the past 21 years. I started out as a working student at Ditchling Common stud and went on to run two busy riding schools teaching all levels and disciplines.  I had great fun working for a show jumping family after this but stopped and had a family of my own.  Now I am a freelance riding instructor/coach around the local area and run a few pony/horse residential camps a year as well as stable management educational days.  I enjoy teaching at the pony club with an interest in the test training, it’s great to see the children growing and achieving so much and with fellow pony club friends.  I am PC accredited in cross country and a  brand new fun sport this year- jump cross which gives a fun and challengeable training to XC.

Darren Woods AI

I grew up working with race horses both in the breeding and fittening side, following leaving school I studied equine studies and gained my bhs AI, during and following this time I worked in the show jumping Industry travelling Europe with several International Riders and riding many horses that jumped at the very top level and developed skills in backing and breaking horses. Following this time I spent a period of time teaching all age ranges at Ditchling Common Stud riding school, developing a fun and progressive way of teaching children and teenagers. Whilst running my own large livery yard I competed many of my own and owners horses eventing ,show jumping  and Dressage, and proceeded to gain my NVQ assessors and Bhs stage 4 qualifications.  I spent time teaching and training a complete age range in all the 3 competition areas and stable management for bhs and NVQ qualifications. Although I have trained to a level in all 3 areas the cross country and show jumping would be the areas of higher level knowledge, with fittening , feeding, conformation and care of the competition horse being my strongest areas in the stable management.

Alice Kinchen

Having been born into a “horsey” background I suppose you could say riding is in my blood; with a Grandad who had million horses and was also a blacksmith, he was my main inspiration. I started riding from a very young age (thanks to my grandparents who bought my first pony), I started out in the show ring. At about the age of 10 or 11 I had a very whizzy pony who was so much fun and here is where I found my love for showjumping. I have competed nationally up to 1.25/1.30m but have now chosen to focus more time in backing and producing youngsters. I currently have two horses; Peach Blossom UK who is now 7 but I have produced her since a just backed 4 year old and we are currently competing at newcomer/foxhunter level. And Miss Mole UK who is rising 5 but I have backed & produced her myself and currently competing at Novice/discovery. My aim is to continue with both of my horses and keep jumping up the levels with them.
I have a HUGE passion for teaching and think there is nothing better than seeing your students progress and achieve there goals. I was an active member of PC myself and am delighted to be involved again within the teaching side. I also teach at 5 other pony clubs and teach a lot freelance. I am working towards my BHS AI (hopefully won’t be long) and I would like to keep progressing and gaining more teaching qualifications.

Kathy Willard

I started riding when I was 4 years old and was a member of Crawley and horsham South Pony Club. I learnt so much in the pony club and made great friends. I then found the love for showjumping and teaching. I have produced several horses from unbroken 3 year olds to jump 1.30 and above. I have jump at HOYS and qualified for the young riders at Olympia. I have won and been placed at all the big venues in the country and won the 5 year old (horse) national final. I have been teaching pony club for the past 15 years and am a UKCC level 2 coach. I am on the main pony club website as a recommended coach allowing me the opportunity to teach across the whole country. I help coach the Southdown Hunt West open showjumping team to great success qualifying and getting placed at the national finals 2015.

Melissa Beer

I am an International Dressage rider based in West Sussex. After college I worked as second rider for Grand Prix Dressage Rider Sarah Millis for 6 years before setting up my own livery and training yard in Barns Green. I have competed on 4 Junior and Young Rider European Championships, a Young Rider World Cup, and multiple Internationals. I recently passed my UKCC level 3 exam and really enjoy coaching people of all ages. I currently teach clinics for Pony Clubs, Riding Clubs and BD Youth. 

Sarah Young UKCC L2 BHS Accredited Professional Coach.

I was lucky enough to grow up around horses and upon completing my A levels spent time working in racing.

I was a keen member of the Pony Club and stayed on as an associate member. My equestrian competition background is predominantly in Eventing, and I currently have my own yard in Sussex.   I teach all levels of riding for the PC and also privately. I have a keen interest in the Pony Club test training system in both the ridden and stable management components.

Greg Le Gear

International showjumper competed to 1.40m 2* level. BHS qualified & previous member of Step up to Gold talent programme with British Showjumping. Previous rider for Shane Breen, Old Lodge stud and Denis Lynch.

Badr Al Omran

BHS qualified. List 3 dressage judge. Winner at Prix St George and intermediate dressage. Lecturer for 4 years up to BSc Level in Equine science. Certificate in teaching.

Our other instructors / coaches include (we’re hoping to get some bio’s from them soon….)

Becky Hill
Kate Pheasant
Sarah Vincent
Ben Leathers
Debbie Reed
Sophie Stanley
Sonia Chittenden
Jacqueline Tomlin
Candice Dunlop
Alice Kinchen
Alison Short
Sarah Holland-Villa
Fi Ashon
AB Williams