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Clinics by Date 2021

Date Instructor Clinic Venue Time Cost
Saturday 2 October Robert Pickles FBHS Flatwork/Dressage
1 hour
Home Farm Stables, Penton Mewsey SP11 0RW 12pm or
Saturday 9 October Jo Roberts XC
1½ hours
Downlands EC, Tytherington, BA12 7AB 12pm £47
Sunday 10 October Antoinette McKeowen Show Jumping Course
1 hour
Redhouse Farm, Clanville SP11 9JE 1pm £34
Saturday 30 October Antoinette McKeowen Grid/Jumping
1 hour
Home Farm Stables, Penton Mewsey SP11 0RW 12pm £20
Saturday 6 November Robert Pickles FBHS Flatwork/Dressage
1 hour
Home Farm Stables, Penton Mewsey SP11 0RW 9am or
Saturday 4 December Robert Pickles FBHS Flatwork/Dressage
1 hour
Home Farm Stables, Penton Mewsey SP11 0RW 9am or
TBC Elizabeth Peerless Flatwork/Dressage
1 hour
Tidworth EC,  Tidworth SP9 7AW 1pm £26

To Book Clinics

Instructor Venue Contact
Antoinette McKeowen Home Farm Stables, Newbury Hill, Penton Mewsey SP11 0RW
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Juanita Coulson [email protected] or 07766 710763
Elizabeth Peerless Tidworth EC, Humber Lane, Tidworth, Wilts SP9 7AW
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Becky Miles [email protected] or 07500 873258
Hector Payne Redhouse Farm, Clanville, SP11 9JE
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Val Goode
[email protected] or 07849 490824
Jo Roberts Manor Farm, Teffont SP3 5QY
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Jenny Allan
[email protected] or 07745 236126
Jo Roberts Downlands EC, Tytherington BA12 7AB
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Jenny Allan
[email protected] or 07745 236126
Robert Pickles FBHS Home Farm Stables, Newbury Hill, Penton Mewsey SP11 0RW
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Becky Miles [email protected] or 07500 873258

Payment Details

Bank: Santander
Name: Bourne Valley Riding Club
Sort Code: 09-01-53
Account No: 88463287
Ref: [Instructor’s Initials][Clinic Date (dd/mm)] eg AM 26/05

Instruction groups will be limited to 4 riders, with places allocated on a first-come first- served basis.

The instruction sessions are aimed at all levels of horse and rider – do come and have a go.  If you wish to attend, please contact the correct person AT LEAST 3 DAYS BEFORE the due date.

We will do our best to slot you in at your requested time but

Cross Country Instruction Body protectors are compulsory. The sessions will last for 2 hours.


Directions to Three Maids Chasers, Down Farm, Down Farm Lane, Headbourne Worthy, Nr Winchester SO22 6RG

Leave A34 at Winchester A272 junction. At roundabout take first exit , onto Down Farm Lane, signposted The Worthies. Follow the lane for 1/4 mile. The entrance is the first turning on the left-hand side. The entrance is clearly signposted. Follow track under the A34 and down into the farmyard, where the lorry park is clearly signposted.

For Sat Nav: Use Down Farm Lane, Headbourne Worthy as the address.  If you use the postcode, some satnavs try to send you off the A34 where there is no Junction. Please also be aware that there is a low bridge at the bottom of Down Farm Lane – make sure that you approach us from the roundabout with the A34.

Directions to Boomerang Stables: For more details & maps:, Chilton Foliat, Nr. Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 0TW,

If you are arriving by Horsebox or with a trailer you can ONLY approach the yard from the north.

If you approach from the south you will not be able to turn into the lorry park.

  • From M4 – Junction 14 head north on A338 towards Wantage.
  • After 300 yards turn left towards Lambourn on the B4000
  • Go past The Hare pub/restaurant on your left (approx. 6 miles)
  • At the next cross roads turn left (approx. 500 yards)
  • Follow this road straight over the motorway
  • Carry straight on, over a sharp left turn onto a single track road
  • Follow road sharply to the right and take the next left, sign posted for Raffin Stud
  • Continue past Raffin Stud through dog leg in road
  • Lorry Park can be found on the left after the dog leg in the road (look for gap in high hedge, opposite big black barn)

 For Sat Nav and directions use The Hare Restaurant’s postcode (RG17 7SD)

Directions to Downlands Equestrian & other Information regarding your visit: Tytherington, Warminster BA12 7AB

There are several routes to Downlands, via either Sutton Veny, Bishopstrow or Heytesbury – the latter is not advised for large lorries as the turn is quite tight and there is a 3 tonne weight limit. (All vehicles should take note that the Heytesbury route can be especially bad on a Sunday morning when there are extra cars parked outside the church).

From the A350 turn off at Longbridge Deverill by the petrol station/The George Inn – follow the signs to SUTTON VENY, turn right at the T junction in Sutton Veny and carry on this road until you come to TYTHERINGTON. Go straight through Tytherington and Downlands Equestrian is 200 yards on your righthand side.

From the A36 Cotley Hill Roundabout, which is at the Eastern end of the Warminster bypass either (advisable) go straight on towards WARMINSTER town centre, once in BISHOPSTROW, at a mini roundabout, turn left towards SUTTON VENY and carry on this road until you come to TYTHERINGTON. Go straight through Tytherington and Downlands Equestrian is 200 yards on your righthand side.

Alternatively, from the A36 Cotley Hill Roundabout, go into the village of HEYTESBURY, turn right by the Church – as mentioned above please bear in mind there is a tight turn and a narrow bridge (3 tonne limit) – once in TYTHERINGTON turn left and Downlands is 200 yards on your righthand side.

Other Important Information

It would be gratefully appreciated if once on the farm entrance that you drive slowly (less than 10mph PLEASE) all the way up the drive as there are farm dogs, children and horses on the farm at all times.

Please park carefully and considerately. We respectfully ask that visitors DO NOT LET THEIR DOGS OUT ON THE PREMISES and please if you are spectating keep well clear of the XC fences.

Please note that that on arrival you must sign in

Directions to Redhouse Fam, Clanville, Nr Weyhill SP11 9JE
Redhouse Farm is 1 mile past The Lion pub in Clanville.
After the pub, the road leaves the village and there is farmland either side. After nearly a mile there are a couple of largish houses on left.
Turn right into yard.

Directions to Norton Livery
From A303: Take exit, signed Norton, ¾mile from A34 junction. Turn right under A303. Turn left at T junction. Follow road for ¾mile past Lower Norton Farmhouse.
Take next turning right into Dairy Buildings yard. Follow road round to right & park behind stables.

From A30 towards Sutton Scotney From Bullington Lane (½ mile from roundabout) turn left. After 0.2 mile take first left. Turn left at T junction.

Turn left into Dairy Buildings Yard. Follow road round to right & park behind stables.

Directions to Tidworth Equestrian Centre: At traffic lights in the centre of Tidworth, where A338 Cholderton/Tidworth road meets Station Rd. Take road towards Bulford (around the Oval sports ground). Turn left into Bulford Road, Take first turning into Humber Lane. Take first set of wooden gates into the Equestrian Centre.


Directions to Tenantry Farm from Salisbury:

  • Take the A354 for BLANDFORD FORUM
  • Two miles out of SALISBURY, pass through Coombe Bissett on A354
  • One mile out of village, bear LEFT on sign to ROCKBOURNE and ROMAN VILLA
  • After three miles turn Left for TENANTRY FARM and ROCKBOURNE RIDE

Contact details:  Tenantry Farms, Rockbourne, Fordingbridge SP6 3PB,


Antoinette McKeowen

Diana Burgess

Diana is an extremely experienced instructor who is quick to assess both horse and rider, and offers constructive and effective advice.

In her career she has worked with Bruce Davidson and Lucinda Green, competing at top level in Canada and in the UK (CCI***). She now specialises in teaching and bringing on young horses. (She started 4* horses such as Tamarillo, Two-O-Two and Swizzle-in).

Elizabeth Peerless

Elizabeth’s vast experience (& patience) in eventing, show jumping and dressage helps you improve and give ideas & exercises for use at home.

Fen Hargreaves

A club stalwart, Fen has competed in all disciples, representing BVRC in team competitions at Area and Championship level.

Fen’s experience and understanding enables her identify and provide jumping exercises to improve confidence and performance.

Hector Payne

Hector Payne, is a 25 year old event rider currently based at Redhouse Farm, just outside Clanville, near Andover, at his own private competition yard.

Hector has spent time learning from many of the best, working, whether it be long or short term, for The Billy Stud, home to Pippa and William Funnell, for Mark and Tanya Kyle, Matt and Millia Lanni. He spent three seasons based at Fox-Pitt eventing, as his second rider, and mostly recently spent a year with Ian and Heidi Woodhead, before venturing to set up his own yard.

Hector has been riding since a very young age, and eventing for well over a decade. He had many early successes, starting during his time in the Puckeridge Pony Club, attaining his Pony Club A test. He competed at numerous Pony Club Championships in the various disciplines including the Pony Club Open Championships, aged only 13. He began affiliated eventing in 2006 and has evented up to 3* successfully on a number of horses with the aim of competing at 4* level in the coming season. Hector competed in the Junior and Young Rider programmes and trials through British Eventing, being longlisted on a number of occasions for the British team. In 2010 Hector and his top horse at the time were shortlisted for the Young Rider Europeans at Blair Castle, however an devastating injury to Jake in team training meant they were unable to compete.

Hector has teaching Qualification, as well as UKCC level 2.

Jo Roberts BHSII

Jo is a BHS Accredited coach and XC training event rider, focussing on technique and skills over different fences. Jo has the ability to coach all abilities and age groups to the highest standard and leaves the whole world smiling. Jo is a regular BE rider herself often finishing in the top 3.

Robert Pickles FBHS

Robert’s personal equestrian experience covers a wide spectrum of disciplines which gives him tremendous insight into riders’ weaknesses as well as their strengths, and enables him to encourage them to ride to the best of their ability.  His deep understanding of horses comes from many years of working with all types, breeds and characters. His aim is to be a positive influence, to coach and encourage riders of all levels and to promote the care and welfare of the horses both in this country and abroad.

 Career Summary:

1975-76: Working for Captain Dick Micklem, Cornwall.

Breaking, schooling and producing horses.  While there he joined the Fourburrow Pony Club and passed his ‘A’ Test; experienced the yards of Bertie Hill and Lucinda Green and went on an intensive short course at Talland to enable him to  pass his BHSAI.

1976-78: Welsh Equestrian Centre.

A new venture running some of the holiday and residential courses for adults and children.  While there he competed the centre’s horses and gained his BHSII

1978-82: Brennanstown Riding School, Dublin

Chief Instructor and Yard Manager. A busy riding school and livery yard catering for all ages and abilities and training students for their BHS exams.  While there he competed the centre’s horses at Eventing and Dressage to National Championship Level.  He was sponsored by the Irish Horse Board for his BHSI training and also attended courses with Pat Manning FBHS, Iris Kellet, Jock Ferry (Irish Team Coach) and William Micklem FBHS.

1982-98: Wellington Riding Limited, Heckfield, Hants.

Director, General Manager and Chief Instructor. Overall responsibility for smooth day to day running of the centre, 30 full time staff, 70 school horses and 30 liveries and training BHS students. While there he completed his BHSI, and achieved his NVQ Assessor and Internal Verifier qualifications.  He competed the Wellington horses in all disciplines including eventing to Intermediate level, showjumping to Foxhunter level and dressage to Intermediare 1.  He trained with Christine Studkelberger, Maria Gunther, Henk Van Bergen, Pat Manning FBHS, Jennie Loriston-Clarke FBHS, Iris Kellet, Bina Ford, Corinne Bracken, and John Smart. Robert also ran training and mock exam days for the BHS, and examined, progressing to Chief Examiner.  

1998 to date:

Robert now works on a freelance basis teaching, coaching, assessing, verifying, examining and judging. During this period he has worked all over the world: Hong Kong, Spain, Ireland, and the USA. He is a Chief Examiner for the BHS; Equine Observer and Verifier for Haddon Training Limited