Instructors

Sue Bickford

Sue Bickford

BHS Intermediate Instructor, BHS Stable Manager, Cert Ed.

Sue has spent most of her working life teaching riding and horse care. Before coming to Walcot Stables she worked in Agricultural Colleges preparing students for vocational qualifications including BHS exams and NVQ’s. Sue gained valuable experience at a variety of yards including a stud and veterinary yard, and two international competition yards in Australia working for elite team members and Olympians in Show Jumping and eventing.  Sue’s friendly manner encourages  communication between client and instructor enabling the rider to work towards their goals. Sue is available to teach every day except Wednesdays and Sundays.

Stuart Murray

Stuart Murray, proprietor

BHS Assistant Instructor

Before establishing Walcot Stables in 2004 , Stuart worked for 12yrs as head groom for professional show horse producer Justine Armstrong-Small,  gaining valuable experience riding at top county show venues including Hickstead and the Horse of the Year Show.

In 2018 Stuart and his family moved to Australia where he now works  at  Blue Gum Farm , helping to produce world class race horses – a change of focus which he greatly enjoys. He still  maintains close links with Walcot Stables.

 

 

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