Lessons & Coaching

I offer horse riding lessons and coaching for both flatwork
and jumping, across Surrey, Hampshire and Sussex.

How much will lessons cost?

Lessons are one-to-one and cost £50 for up to an hour. Spectators are very welcome at no extra charge.

Payment is via cash on the day or bank transfer. If using bank transfer, this must be done before, or during the lesson, and please reference with your first name and surname initial, along with the date of the lesson.

For each visit, there is a minimum fee of £50 which can be taken as a private lesson or shared. After that, smaller chunks of time may be booked and added on at the same venue; for example, a further 30-minute lesson would be £25, and a 45-minute lesson would be £37.50.

For shared lessons, the hourly fee is divided by the number of persons in the lesson. New clients must first have a private assessment lesson of one hour before they can book shared lessons, and shared lessons must be for riders of a similar ability.

Please bear in mind that with shared lessons I cannot teach to same level of detail you would receive in a private lesson.

Travel within 20 miles is included in the lesson fee. Further than that is charged at an additional 45 pence per mile, which can be shared between riders.

I can also offer the following:

  • Detailed video feedback of your lesson -¬† ¬£15 (usually after the lesson)
  • Coaching and support at competitions, cost by negotiation.
  • Flatwork and jumping clinics, over one to four days, are available at any location, and offer the opportunity for intensive work, with daily video feedback and off-horse exercises. Cost is negotiable depending on requirements, but on average around ¬£80 per person per day.

Location

I come to you, with lessons taking place on your own horse or pony. I cover Surrey, Hampshire, and Sussex. I am willing to travel further in the UK for groups of three or more riders, cost of travel by negotiation.

Travel within 20 miles and/or 30 minutes of my home is included within the price of the lesson, further than that will be charged at an additional 45 pence per mile, which can be shared between riders. A sand school is not necessary, but any area must be safe, fairly flat and dry.

What to expect in a coaching session

In a coaching session, there will be opportunity for discussion, and I encourage you to say what you think and to ask questions.

My visit is for an hour and you may use this time as you wish. There is no expectation that the whole hour will be used for riding; all training is tailored to you and your horse’s current fitness level, and you can request any combination of groundwork, discussion, and riding that suits.

Within reason, I am available for any questions or support you need between my lesson visits, and I welcome short pieces of video for review between visits.
 

And finally, expect to have very enjoyable lesson!

Interested in a lesson?
Drop me an email or give me a quick call to chat about what you are looking to achieve with your riding. I’d love to hear from you.

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Lesson Booking Terms

Before our first lesson 
I will email you a New Rider Registration Form which needs to be completed before the first lesson to enable me to act appropriately in the event of an accident and to comply with the terms of my insurance. The information you provide will always remain confidential.

On the Day
Please be tacked up and ready to start at your lesson time.

Lessons go ahead in all weathers except those that present a safety risk, e.g., snow, frozen ground, strong winds, thunderstorms, heavy rain, and extreme heat. If the weather is a problem, we will make a joint decision 60-30 minutes before the start of the lesson as to whether to go ahead. If cancellation is mutually agreed, there is no charge.

Unfortunately, I cannot cancel lessons based on what the weather forecast says the day before, as it can often change within a few hours.

Cancellation Policy
I understand that there can be unforeseen circumstances with horses (and life!), and therefore in the case of illness and lameness, or other unforeseen events, please contact me to discuss. If you are unwell, please also contact me.

It is your responsibility to check to the best of your knowledge, that your horse is sound before the start of your lesson. Lessons will not go ahead on horses that are unsound or distressed.

If you need to postpone a lesson, I require a minimum of 48 hours' notice, so that I have time to organise a replacement booking. Postponements and cancellations within 48 hours of the lesson will incur the full lesson fee.

Please only make a booking if you are happy to accept and honour the 48-hour cancellation
policy. To provide a flexible mobile service, considerable time is invested in planning and arranging a route for each day, and I would be grateful if you would bear this in mind when booking.

It can often take me several days to organise everyone’s times for the day, however, please
feel free to contact me by text message (not WhatsApp) if you have not heard from me.

Insurance
I am fully insured through the British Horse Society and remain up-to-date with equine-specific first aid, child protection legislation, and BHS Continued Professional Development.
I am also fully CRB checked for working with children.

Learn more about my coaching method.

Sally deserves to be recognised for her incredible coaching. I look forward to every lesson and she has the ability to use language that I can relate to in order to bring about amazing changes in my riding and therefore the way my horse moves. She is taking me on an incredible journey of enlightenment. 

- Client Review

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