We offer training from liveries and visiting riders on their own horses at Bow Lake. 

We teach horses and riders of all abilities and our aim is to help every rider progress and achieve their individual goals for riding.  Whether you are looking to improve your flatwork, sort out that right canter lead problem, nervously preparing for your first show or training for a championship competition we can help and support you.

 

As trainers we are sympathetic yet motivating and have an understanding that everyone learns in different ways – including our horses!  With a wealth of experience both riding and training we hope to be able to inspire and improve every rider we work with.      

Trainers:

David Stone:

David has been training people of all abilities for many years and his training achievements include dressage, show-jumping and cross country training for riders competing in BD, BSJA and BE. He specialises in flatwork and dressage training and is passionate about helping riders to progress whatever their aim or ambition.   

Dannie Morgan:

Dannie first started at Bow Lake when he was a young boy before going to work for the late Adele Schardt at Eleda Stables.  There he was fortunate to train, ride and compete event horses for Adele and her clients to Advanced Level.  In 2014 he chose to base himself back at Bow Lake and to develop his own business – Dannie Morgan Eventing.  He has a strong competition record and is well respected in the field.  Dannie currently offers tuition at Bow Lake and freelances.   

Sami Illston

Having obtained her BHSAI qualification Sami currently teaches at Bow Lake and freelances in the local area.  She is very experienced at teaching children and nervous riders.  She specialises in show ring training and preparation.  Sami is happy to accompany riders to competitions to offer tuition/support.

Colin Hicks:

Colin obtained his BHSAI/ISM at Tanglewood Equestrian Centre and has extensive experience teaching riders of all abilities specialising in teaching children and nervous riders. His background as a psychologist means he has a good understanding of different learning styles and how to coach people to achieve the most from their riding.

 

As well as booking individual lessons we also offer intensive training courses where you can bring your horse for a few days, or longer, to benefit from a structured training experience. In addition to your lessons you would be welcome to watch us work the competition horses and training the youngsters.

Other Training Opportunities

As well as individual lessons we also offer intensive training courses where you can bring your horse for a few days, or longer, to benefit from a structured training experience.  If you don’t have any transport or would prefer to train at your yard we are happy to come to you to teach as well.