My love for horses started when I first rode as a three-year-old, on a family holiday in Cornwall. I am a freelance coach with thirty years’ experience. I enjoy helping all types of horses and rider’s achieving their goals.
As a rider I have done a bit of everything, but Eventing is my favourite, I love the thrill of Cross Country. I have always produced my own horses and believe that slow sympathetic, structured training brings its rewards. I have three horses at home, one youngster called Jack and two golden oldies Freddie and Oscar.
Jane recently gained her complete BHS Stage 4 and is staying current by continuing onward for Stage 5. She has skills, qualifications and experience across all disciplines.
Jane has been a freelance coach for many years, working with all levels of riders and horses. Her personal experience stems from Seavington Pc Member, producing young dressage horses and show jumpers in Denmark, Amateur National Hunt Jockey including riding in the Cheltenham Foxhunters on a home bred, MFH, Stable Manager at Millfield School, and currently British Eventing up to Novice level.
Jane regularly coaches Pony Club, Riding Club, BHS training and individuals for improvement be it for leisure or competition.
My name is Gill Longhurst and I am a freelance Dressage Coach. I have worked with horses all my life and loved every aspect of it. I am currently the British Horse Society Chairman for the South West, Vice Chair of Somerset and Chairman of BHS Dorset. I am also a Welfare Officer, which I do as a volunteer because it gives me an enormous amount of pleasure working to promote education and the welfare of the horse. Working with East Mendip Riding club is a joy. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming - thank you for letting me be a part of your community.
Although now specialising in dressage, I have experience across all disciplines, previously eventing to novice level, show jumping to newcomers and regularly enjoying hunting to blow the cobwebs away!
I regularly coach PC, RC and private clients. I love to help my riders develop their ‘feel’ for the horses way of going, making the training experience more pleasant and enjoyable for both horse and rider. I try to cut the jargon and simplify the process helping to increase understanding and develop horse and rider partnerships.
The EMRC community is a joy to work with. Both members and organisers have been so friendly and supportive, and I can’t wait to see more of you all!