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BHS Approved Riding Lessons Barnstaple North Devon

Client Testimonials

Ian has trained me with both my event horses competing up to BE Novice level. His confidence giving and innovative tuition identifies any issues and these are dealt with calmly and professionally. My horses and I have made huge improvements under Ian's guidance and instruction.

Minnie Ker-Dineen

It is hard to find such a knowledgeable, professional and skilled instructor. What is clear is that Ian's skill in extending skill of both horse and rider every lesson is second to none. Most importantly though is how Ian approaches his vision from the perspective of the horse. It's how he gains the horse's confidence, removes any physical barriers to performance i.e. ill-fitting tack, extend the horses capabilities and then builds towards the targets that you as the client wants. He is not a quick-fix merchant like a lot of trainers I have come across, what Ian does is builds foundations for both the horse and rider that will last its lifetime.

Stephen Harvey

A good friend encouraged me to join her on one of Ian's show jumping clinics and I'm so glad I did. When I first met Ian my horse was young and green. With Ian's help he has been transformed into a horse which now has the necessary skills and confidence to jump both show jumping and cross country courses. I really look forward to my lessons as Ian makes them fun and informative for horse and rider by using a massive variety of exercises. I only wish we lived nearer!

Erica Shipley, Glos

I first met Ian back in 2012 at camp at Stockland Lovell, he was teaching SJ and XC that year, I loved his way of teaching. I thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with him. So after having Ian teach us for two years at camp I decided to use him for our Frampton Family Riding Club at Stockland Lovell, third year this year. He has had some close calls but no fallers yet!! (Don't speak too soon). Ian is very popular with the club, his encouragement and support to all levels of riders have seen lots of improvement in our members. Ian also takes time to come to Gloucestershire to provide training for the club. Ian can take a nervous rider and give them the support and guidance to move forward with their riding and also gives the experienced rider tips for further improvement. I have total trust in Ian's system of training who believes in building harmony between horse and rider. He also has such a positive and enthusuastic appraoch to his lessons and I am delighted with the way my horse and I have improved. I can highly recommend Ian as someone who really cares how you and your horse progress. I could not recommend Ian more.

Jo Knapman, Stroud

Having met Ian at a residential camp nearly four years ago where my mare and I really were at the last chance saloon barely able to walk a circle without drama, he has totally transformed both of us and we now regularly compete at BE and BSJA events! Working with Ian enabled me to fully undertand the reasons behind the problems and put in place practical and tailored solutions. I have continued to work with Ian over the past few years, with so many people being impressed with my results he has also gathered a real following in Swansea and now visits us regularly. His clinics are always full! Personally I have gained so much from his positive, practical and simple approach that is specific to my needs. It's an absolute pleasure to work with Ian and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Nia Godsmark, Swansea

As someone who regularly organises clinics I would highly recommendworking with Ian. He is incredibly easy to work with, flexible and always works with a smile on his face making each client feel inportant, even in the wet Welsh weather! Everybody thoroughly enjoys their lessons and his clinics are always oneof the first to be filled. A real pleasure, thank you!

Julia Flower

Ian has been teaching indoor showjumping to North Devon Riding Club members over the winter. His lessons have catered for all abilities (both horse and rider!!!) and have been great fun. We can't believe how much we have all progressed and the difference in our confidence levels. We will definitely continue working with Ian, as one of our regular instructors.

Suzie Wilson NDRC

Ian is a brilliant instructor for all levels of riding ability. He is great at reading the rider and horse partnership. Always ends my lessons on a high note.

Carol Soormally, Glos
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Ian Wright, Registered British Horse Society Instructor
BHS Approved Riding Lessons Barnstaple North Devon
Ian will help you build a successful partnership that will work for both you and, more importantly, your horse.