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Instructors are DBS checked, hold full first aid at work and safeguarding certificates.

Peter Waterhouse BHS II
Senior Instructor

BHS Intermediate Instructor, First Aider

  • National Elementary Dressage Champion 1993
  • Considerable teaching and training experience.
  • Over 39 years at Bourne Vale Stables alongside wife Denise Waterhouse

Anna Cooper
Senior Instructor, BHS Stage 5 teach and Accredited Professional Coach.

BHS Intermediate Instructor, BHS Senior Coach certificate.
First Aider & child protection officer.

  • 2nd Runner up in the Final of the British Horse Society Young Instructor of the Year Competition held at Warwickshire Collage October 2009
  • Finalist at Horse of The Year Show 2002 (Ridden Coloured Horse Championship)
  • Has successfully produced and competed horses at national show level. Recording first place at The Royal Show, The Royal Windsor and the Royal Bath and West amongst others
  • Anna is currently training towards the British Horse Society Stable Managers exam

Denise Waterhouse BHS IT
Senior Instructor

BHS Intermediate Teacher & First Aider.

  • Won and competed in ridden and working hunter show classes
  • Competed at Ponies (UK) Championships
  • Extensive experience in cross country and dressage competitions
  • Head of coach/instructor training.

Ben Reilly - Groom/ Jnr Instructor BHS Stage 2 Teach. First Aider

Ben has his own horse Paddy, an ex point to pointer, who Ben has re trained and now competes in dressage competitions. His is a popular instructor and is now working toward the Stage 3 exam. 

Alyce Witton - Groom/ Jnr Instructor BHS PTT & First Aider

Alyce has ridden with us from a young age. Alyce was active member of the Pony Club for many years gaining lots of experience with horses and ponies. She has competed her BHS stage I, 2 and PTT certificate with us and is proving to be a popular instructor with the children and adults. She is availiable to teach private lessons and classes.

Ellysia Matthews - Groom/ Jnr Instructor BHS PTT. First Aider

Ellysia, like Alyce began riding with us weekly as a child. She progressed to joining the Pony Club and working through tests and certificates. Ellysia was the centres first apprentice student and on completion became a fully fledged member of staff. During this time she has gained the BHS Stage 1, Riding and road safety and stage 2 and the PTT.