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Our Instructors

Our qualified instructors endeavour to progress all our clients to their full potential as well as making it a fun sport to be part of. Our instructors attend regular training events to enhance their skills and provide our clients with the best service.

Sally Warwick

Sally took over the business several years ago from her parents and now manages Long Lane Equestrian with help from her great team of instructors and yard staff.

She started riding as a toddler on her pony Champion and moved on to her lovely mare Folly who was successful at Riding Club and Pony Club events and show jumping.

Latterly she produced her own event horse Jester, who she bought as a three year old and with whom she has been competing at BE90 One Day Events for the last four years. During winter she takes Johnny, a 15.2hh Welsh Section D hunting as itís his favourite hobby! She has recently bought a four year old Bay gelding, Archie to bring on for eventing next year. 

She has BHS Stage 3, Riding & Road Safety, Safeguarding & Protecting Children and Equine Specific First Aid. In the near future she intends to focus her training towards BE Coaching.

Pam Wilson

Joined Long Lane Equestrian in 2007, having previously worked at Leigh Equestrian Centre, Sherborne, 1994-1996. 

Pam has BHS Stage I & II, Riding and Road Safety Certificate, Preliminary Teaching Test, Equine Specific First Aid Nov 2010 and  Safeguarding and Protecting Children Feb 2011. 

Kirsten Hendry

Kirsten started riding at Long Lane just prior to her fifth birthday and has a BSC in Equine Science from Hartpury University. 

Currently competing on her young Bay Mare , "All that Malarky" aka "Mally", who she produced herself having bought her as an unbroken four year old in December 2010.  Currently competing at BE100 and have recently completed their first Novice..

Ellysleigh Garbutt, (Ellys) 

Ellys is an honours degree student in Equine Sports Science Behaviour and Welfare. She also has a National Diploma in Horse management and is a PTT qualified insturctor.

She has worked in many aspects of the equine industry ranging from riding schools to professional jump yards including that of Michael Whitaker.

However she is happiest teaching and passing on her knowledge and passion to others.

Lucy Field-Richards

Lucy is a BHSAI with a first class honours degree - BSc Equine Sports Science (Equestrian Psychology). She has 8 years experience teaching people of all ages and abilities at riding schools and coaching freelance clients; from nervous, novice riders to competition riders. 

Lucy has a patient and encouraging manner which gives confidence to riders and horses alike. She is passionate about helping clients reach their potential and get the best from their horses. 

Lucy competes at elementary dressage, British Eventing Novice level and Newcomers BSJA.She is experienced in producing young horses slowly and correctly and teaching them to enjoy their work but equally comfortable teaching young children on hairy ponies to adults on competitionhorses.


Rebecca Draper

Rebecca joined Long Lane Equestrian in September 2013 after previously working as Head Groom/ Part-time Pony Club Centre Instructor for five years. She has worked in a variety of yards including a busy high profile competition yard and as travelling groom for individual riders to major competitions such as The Royal Windsor Show and the British Dressage Regional and National Championships.

Rebecca is a BHS Registered Intermediate Stable Manager and holds her BHS PTT Certificate. She is working towards completing her UKCC Level 2 Coaching portfolio and BHS Stable Managers Exam. She is trained in Equine Specific First Aid and Safeguarding and Protecting Children.

Rebecca regularly attends CPD days organised by the British Horse Society, Pony Club and British Dressage to keep up to date with new teaching/ coaching practices and ideas.

Outside of work, Rebecca trains and competes in British Dressage and regularly trains with the BD Northern Region.