Meet our Instructors

Mandy Kent 

Mandy is an accomplished horsewoman having competed at major show jumping events including The Hickstead Derby.  She is currently competing young horses. Her experience makes her a great instructor, she combines grid work with jumping a course, giving confidence and understanding to the horse and rider.

Jonquil Hemming 

BHS stage 5 performance coach in complete horsemanship and UKCC level 3 BE.  I have many years experience coaching all levels of riders. I specialise in eventing and have coached the FEI Pony team for 15 years. I am prepared to travel, do day clinics or private work in all three phases.


Jane Palmer 

Hi!  I’m an Accredited professional senior coach (BHSII) and BD listed judge.

As a member of the Pony Club I was selected for an international team mounted games in America and                                                                    Canada. I also received a scholarship to take my BHSAI at Porlock Vale which helped me then achieve my Pony Club A test. I then spent many years as chief instructor helping many to achieve dreams of competing at PC championships in all disciplines.

I competed myself for several years taking two generations of homebred horses to BE Intermediate and Advanced level. More recently qualifying my ex racehorse, Grace, for retraining of racehorses (ROR) finals in dressage at Novice and Elementary. I have worked with many different horses retraining and producing for sale, and am just starting with a new four year old mare, Cally.

I spent many happy years as an instructor at Berriewood, training students, organising competitions.  I am still involved today with the development of the cross country courses for training at competition.

I am passionate about giving horses and people the chance to fulfil their potential, and love finding solutions to problems improving confidence. I believe age and ability shouldn’t limit our dreams.  


Jon Rogers 

Jon is a freelance BHS, UKCC Level 3 and recommended Pony Club accredited coach. He is fully insured and on the BHS Register.  Jon teaches from grassroots to more experienced combinations in all disciplines. 

Hannah Jackson 

I am a BHS Intermediate instructor and UKCC Level 3 BS Coach. I am available for private sessions and groups, Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs. Whether it’s confidence building or improving your technique over bigger fences, all levels and abilities are catered for.

Margaret Linington-Payne 

BHS stage 5 performance coach in complete horsemanship


Gary Morgan 

Freelance Coach, UKCC qualified (Level 2) and Pony Club Accredited, BSPS Star WHP and Dressage Panel Judge. Caters for individual and group lessons, Riding Club and Pony Club, flatwork, jumping, gridwork and cross country clinics. Experienced with young and difficult horses. All ages and abilities of riders available.

Leonie Brown @ Daneswood Dressage

is a UKCC level 3 coach and grand prix rider. Specialising in working with Para riders and all breeds of horses from Welsh to Friesian! Leonie has a sympathetic way of teaching and working with any type of horse. She focuses on the rider’s alignment to improve straightness and also the psychology behind the sport. Effective coaching working to inspire your horse rather than force them leaving you with a clear plan of how to continue the training at home.