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Coaching & Training

Sarah is a Level 4 accredited British Showjumping Coach, Coach Educator and Para Showjumping Coach, who was awarded British Showjumping Coach of the Year in 2015. She attained a Masters degree in Professional Practice in Sports Coaching in 2020 and was selected onto the second and final cohort of the British Equestrian Federation's Youth Pathway Coaching Programme in 2019. She has also recently undertaken a course in Applied Psychology in Equestrian Coaching, gaining accreditation as a Centre 10 Advanced Coach, as well as having been chosen to attend the inaugural National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence in 2016.

She is Lead Coach for the Durham British Showjumping Academies and has also attained her BHS Intermediate Stable Manager’s qualification.

Having taken up riding at the age of eight, she was a member of the Hull University Riding Team whilst studying there and subsequently gained British Horse Society qualifications in 1999 and 2000 before moving to Germany, where she worked as an instructor and undertook further training on a German yard.

On returning to the UK, she worked for a time as an instructor at the Yorkshire Riding Centre, operated by Christopher Bartle and Jane Bartle-Wilson, before becoming a freelance coach and undertaking British Showjumping coaching qualifications.

Sarah’s coaching philosophy is centred around helping riders and their horses to be the best they can be – whatever the type or personality of the horse and whatever level the rider seeks to attain, she is committed to helping achieve those goals.

She has worked with riders to progress them from jumping unaffiliated tracks to competing at Foxhunter level and above, as well as working with riders with physical or learning disabilities and riders seeking to enjoy lower level showjumping who struggle with competition nerves.

In addition to private and group lessons, Sarah offers two day training camps comprising private ridden sessions and unmounted training on a regular basis and is also available for clinics off-site.

Forthcoming Clinic Dates

Please visit the Lessons page for availability and booking options at Marwood Arena.

Other clinic dates include: 

27/09/20 Clinic at Fox Folly Farm tel 07977 571753

04/10/20 Clinic at Ousterley Farm Equestrian tel 07932 944700

05/10/20 Clinic at Washington Riding Centre tel 07912 565677

21/10/20 British Showjumping Academy at Holmside Hall - book via Horsemonkey

24/10/20 Clinic at Southridge Equestrian tel 07904 018846

For any queries on lessons and clinics please contact Sarah on 07886 485201.

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