Lucinda Fredericks

Lucinda Fredericks is an International Event Rider with two Olympics under her list of many achievements, winning a team silver at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Lucinda and her famous little mare, Headley Britannia, won three of the world’s six CCI 4* FEI events – Burghley 2006, Badminton 2007 and Kentucky 2009.


Lucinda is regularly out helping and training riders of all levels, young and old, and offering advice and support. Her energy and perfectionism has enabled many riders to achieve beyond their dreams. She teaches regular clinics at Downlands Equestrian.

Sophie Dickinson

Sophie is a British Horse Society Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship, as well as a British Dressage List 1 Judge.

She has competed in British Dressage Grand Prix classes and previously represented Great Britain as a Student Rider, winning many medals at Nations Cup Shows (both dressage and show jumping) and an individual bronze medal at the World Student Games.

Jonathan Bowman

Johnathan has continued to balance his ambition as a showjumper with his passion for helping others to achieve their goals. He has trained with some of the best trainers in the country, including Tim Stockdale, Dermot Lennon, Dick Stillwell, Gerry Sinnott and Rowland Fernyhough. His calm, pragmatic approach to teaching has made him very much in demand, for Pony and Riding Club groups, all the way to international-level showjumpers. Johnathan continues to keep up to date with the latest in showjumping coaching practice through continual professional development. 

Paula Coward

I am a fully accredited BHS and Pony Club coach based at Downlands Equestrian. I have over 20 years experience as a freelance trainer, teaching children and adults of all ages and abilities. I offer Pony Club Test, BHS Stage 1 and 2, Progressive Riding Test and Ride Safe training. I provide coaching on your own horse, individual private and group lessons, camps, pony parties and weekly adult polework/jump clinics. I’m patient and friendly and love helping both horse and rider improve, my speciality is in coaching the nervous and children. Please find me on facebook, on the BHS register of instructors or you can contact me on

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