Coaching sessions are a two-way process; we will make an informed assessment of you and your horse, we’ll discuss your strengths and weaknesses, and formulate an appropriate plan for improvement. Throughout the development process, you’ll be actively encouraged to discuss and reflect on your performance, and help to construct your own learning experience.

Every rider (and horse!) learns differently, and we strive to find out how best to help you both progress, in order to achieve your goals.

 It’s really important that clients feel they are getting value for money; riding & competing is expensive, and we work hard to support you in getting the very most from your lessons (and yes, you will be set homework!).


Lessons are available across Staffordshire, Derbyshire and West Nottinghamshire

Within 40 minute drive of DE139LZ:

  • One-to-one, private lessons are £35 per horse/rider combination
  • Shared lessons are £25 per horse/rider combination, up to 4 horses per group
  • BHS Exam Training £45 per session

Outside of 40 minute drive of DE139LZ, cost to be agreed depending on location & requirements.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like to discuss your requirements – 07973 788 480 or

Payment Policy – Lessons may be paid in cash or via bank transfer. Payment must be made within 24 hours of the session.

Cancellation Policy – Full payment is required should a lesson be cancelled for any reason, within 24hours of the booked time slot, and is payable within 48 hours of the missed lesson date/time. Future lessons will not be available until the outstanding amount is paid.

Positive, inspiring, skill development, progression

We can help you achieve your goals

Freelance coaching at your yard or at a range of equestrian facilities in the area.

Clinics and dismounted workshops are also available.


“Brae & Tilly have just had another brilliant lesson with Alison. Thank you so much for being patient with them both & understanding their ‘issues’. Brae was smiling all the way home. See you soon. x “

Kath Kniveton

” Had a great time at the Arena Event Clinic! Alison is encouraging and makes things good fun too! I’m not the most confident jumper but we were soon whizzing around jumping little fences and enjoying every second! Thanks again Mhairi and I loved it! “

Marsha Holtham