MEET OUR REGULAR INSTRUCTORS
Susie Pilbeam has been a long-standing and popular instructor with Naphill Riding Club. She's taught in and around the counties of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire for over twenty-five years; supporting riders from their first tentative steps to becoming successful competitors.
Susie always aims, to inspire, build confidence and keep riding fun. Her flatwork, pole physio clinics and showjumping sessions always get great feedback.
Ellie Balian is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach who teaches multiple disciplines. She specialises in showjumping, with a strong focus on correct flatwork. Her coaching sessions typically involve gymnastic exercises using poles and/or jumps to help you and your horse build strength, flexibility and rhythm.
Usually, sessions are run from Ellie's own private, quiet facilities at Spurlands End, near Holmer Green.
Her qualifications include:
BHS Accredited Professional Coach
BHS Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship
UKCC Level 2 Coach
Level 4 Award in Education and Training
Ian has trained with a number of international riders (including Charlotte Dujardin), trainers and judges; he continues to attend training sessions with and observe their skills on a regular basis.
He works with a variety of clients from Prelim to Grand Prix, National to International Level. He also works with Event Riders and Show Jumpers on developing their flatwork.
Ian's sessions usually take place at Pipers Valley Farm in Saunderton.
He's understandably one of our pricier instructors, but every member who has had a lesson sings his praises and finds it well worth the cost!
Tamsin has competed internationally up to 2* eventing level. She also competes in able-bodied and para dressage for both England, and is now competing as a member of the senior Irish team.
We hold regular training at Tamsin's fantastic facilities Radnage House Stables, which boasts massive indoor and outdoor schools and a great set of show jumps.