Alton Riding School
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BHS Approved Riding School

Personnel


Jenny

Jenny

Jenny is proprietor of the business and first set it up in 1967. A Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship, or BHSAI, she taught for many years in the school. She more recently specialised in the BHS Riding and Road Safety exam, having taught and examined for many years she continues to do so with the new BHS Ride Safe exam. Braver than most she used to routinely hunt side saddle.

Emma

Emma

Emma is the manager and co-owner of Alton Riding School. She started riding at three, specialising in showing and has spent more of her life on a horse than on the floor. She started work on a Youth Training Scheme on leaving school and has been qualified as a Stage 3 Coach in complete Horsemanship, or BHSAI, since 1991. Emma now competes affiliated showjumping weekly and specialises in teaching towards competitions.

 
Rosie

Rosie

Rosie is a Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship or BHSII. She is an Accredited Professional Coach with the BHS and as such is up to date with all BHS exam requirements. She is qualified to deliver the new BHS challenge awards and currently oversees Alton’s branch of BRC.

Poppy

Poppy

Poppy, our apprentice, is our newest member of staff. She started riding at Alton in 2003, moved onto her own horses competing unaffiliated showjumping and more recently affiliated. Poppy returned to do her apprenticeship with us and has passed her NVQ levels two and three. She would like to be a Stage 3 Coach and is currently doing some teaching in pursuit of that aim.



Horses


Becky

Becky

Becky is now one of our retired horses but was much loved by all – she now spends her days relaxing in the fields.

Lulu

Lulu

Lulu is now semi retired and spends most of her time in the field.

 
Spikkel

Spikkel

Spikkel at 16.3hh is one of our taller horses and only came for a week seven years ago and yet never left. She has been a valued school horse for the more skilled riders throughout this time and is now semi retired. Weight Limit – 14st

Polly

Polly

Polly is one of our larger horses at 16.2 and a real all-rounder. Calm enough for the less confident rider yet when asked to be more forward she has nice paces and can work into the contact. She can then really cover the ground when asked to jump.

 
Blue

Blue

Blue, affectionately termed 'New Blue' is our grey cob at the stables, at 14.3hh he is only just a horse but with his tummy he feels bigger. Weight Limit – 15st

Dolly

Dolly

Dolly is one of our finer horses at the stables. She’s 15hh, rising nine this time and for the more experienced rider she’s lovely - always wants to please. Weight Limit – 13st

 
Maisie

Maisie

Maisie is one of our newer younger ponies at the stables. She’s forward going and loves jumping and at 14.1 she’s perfect for the taller child or small adult. Weight Limit – 9st

Fern

Fern

Fern is now fully retired and spends her days with her best friend Spirit.

 
Doodles

Doodles

Doodles is one of our working liveries. He is a beautiful 11.2 pony – very forward thinking and sensitive but a lovely ride for the more advanced child.

Spirit

Spirit

Spirit is now fully retired and spends his days with his best friend Fern.

 
Jester

Jester

Jester is now retired having done many years in the school. He enjoys spending his days in the fields.

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie is a cheeky fellow who loves to chew anything but most especially his reins!! His favourite game is traffic lights and we sometimes think he is even more competitive than his riders!

 
Tommy

Tommy

Tommy is popular pony at 11.2 and a total gentleman he is perfect for tiny tots to learn on. Weight Limit – 7st

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie is one of our working liveries. She is 14.2, a beautiful coloured pony and she knows it. She works nicely into the contact and has a surprisingly large jump for her size and stature.

 
Smurf

Smurf

Smurf is a 13.2 pony who is quiet enough for the lead rein lesson, just coming off the lead as well as for the more advanced. He’s now just finding his feet with jumping having never done it before coming to us.

Billy

Billy

Billy is the spitting image of Smurf just a couple of hands bigger – at 15hh he is definitely his brother from another mother. He has lovely paces and works well into the contact.

 
Slade

Slade

Slade is a strawberry roan 14hh forward thinking pony. Slade loves jumping and nothing phases him.

Silver

Silver

Silver is a beautiful 16.2 grey although more finely boned than our other big horses. He works into the contact nicely and has a great jump.

 
pigs

Tilly, Sabrina and Del

Following on the tradition started by Wilbur we currently have three Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs: Tilly, Sabrina and Del.

pigs

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