What do you mainly use your horse for?

"....I would highly recommend Nick to anyone....he is very supportive and encouraging but also experienced and knowledgeable...."

Jane Bolser, Addingham

Nick coaching eventing at Somerford Park in 2014

Inspiring riders and building confidence in both the horse and rider

  • Riding tuition and coaching for individuals and groups of all ages and abilities
  • Coaching on the flat, over showjumps and across country
  • Developing and improving horses on the flat and over fences
  • Preparing horse and rider for competition
  • Competing
  • Sourcing and selling horses
  • Commentating

I have ridden and competed from an early age. After training at Harrogate equestrian Centre and with Rosemary Search, I became BHS AI qualified and I am on the British Horse Society Register of Instructors. Alongside delivering freelance equine services, I lecture in Equine Management at prominent land-based colleges and hold the PGCE qualification. The lecturing positions and their wider activities, have further developed my industry, event planning/operation and event sponsorship skill set and knowledge.

My industry experience includes showjumping to grade A; schooling leading show hunters; re-schooling ex racehorses; undertaking coaching training with leading BHS Instructors and training on the flat and over fences with international riders and coaches.

As a freelance riding instructor based in Yorkshire, I am able to travel to clients throughout the North of England and the rest of the UK; I am perfectly situated in West Yorkshire to travel in all directions and have built an excellent working relationship with a number of Pony Club branches teaching at their weekly training sessions, rallies and camps.

I teach and coach on the flat and over jumps and will deliver private, semi private or group lessons. I will be pleased to deliver any combination of separate sessions from one to a number of sessions, over the course of a day or several days, in order to meet the needs of the client.

I enjoy and derive great personal reward from teaching a wide range of horses and riding abilities from beginners to those competing at affiliated level. The emphasis is on inspiring the rider and building confidence in both the horse and rider.

I also commentate at British Eventing, British Showjumping and FEI events and have had excellent feedback. I would be pleased to discuss your requirements for any equine related event or show.

In addition to helping with general equine matters, I can help you source appropriate horses to meet your requirements and help you sell horses to suitable buyers.

I have also had many years professional business experience and gained a degree in Management and Administration. My life-long exposure to the international market place is becoming increasingly important as the equine industry becomes increasingly global.