Instructors

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. He also spent time in New Zealand working for the chairman of the New Zealand Horse of the year show and his family on their stud working with show jumpers as well as preparing young horses for auction. Since starting his teaching career aged 16, Stuart has developed a calm, friendly approach  to his teaching,  is able to put the clients at ease and enjoys  achieving  the best out of both horse and rider.

 

 

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.  Sues friendly manner encourages  communication between client and instructor enabling the rider to work towards their goals. Sue is available to teach Tuesdays Thursdays and Fridays

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