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BHS Approved Riding Lessons Barnstaple North Devon

Advanced Standard Equestrian Training in North Devon

Ian can teach both individual and joint advanced-standard lessons at his home - Lane End Farm, near Barnstaple in beautiful North Devon. Come for a private one hour lesson or why not board your horse with Ian and stay for longer?

A variety of disciplines can be worked on at all levels including cross country. The purpose-built menage is fully equipped with an excellent range of professional show jumps. Training sessions are held during mornings and afternoons.

Ian regularly teaches more ambitious riders who are on a pathway of progression and looking to improve their knowledge, skills and performance. He also teaches non-competitive riders helping to improve their overall riding abilities.

Instruction can be given to include basic flat work; to an introduction to jumping, pole work and basic grid work. A show jumping course is available along with a variety of single fences.

Ian also teaches to a more advanced standard to improve partnerships that are heading towards, or are competing at, an affiliated level.

Training Weekends

Training Weekends at Lane End Farm have a relaxed agenda and the time to train twice a day on a one to one basis with Ian.

Training weekends are super way of giving a horse and rider combination a step up in their training and the boost that is often needed for more confidence and progression. Midweek dates can also be arranged.

After your days' training your horse will be very comfortable in its spacious stable which leaves you free to explore glorious north Devon with its many beautiful beaches and Exmoor National Park.

Local accommodation can be arranged.

Riding Instruction

Ian has acquired a wealth of knowledge from over 30 years working with top trainers, riders and horses in the UK and abroad. He enjoys working at all levels from novice to advanced. Ian offers quality riding tuition in dressage, cross country, show jumping and eventing. Ian is an empathetic equestrian trainer.

When meeting new clients Ian discusses the rider's objectives and goals. These typically range from client riding for pleasure through to advanced competition work. A riding assesment will be completed to produce an individual training programme.

Excerpts from Ian's Equestrian Training:

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Ian's Approach to Training:

  • Keep it simple and positive
  • Create strong foundations and consolidate at every stage
  • Forward train horses and riders so that they don’t encounter problems
  • There is always a reason behind a problem
  • Knowledge and training builds confidence and ability
  • Identify each horse and rider’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Look at your horse's natural instincts
  • Understand the mechanics of movement and how to keep your horse comfortable whilst performing tasks
  • Build trust between horse and rider enabling the horse to be more confident
  • Learn to be assertive but not aggressive
  • Training should be enjoyable and rewarding for the horse and the rider


Ian is a BHS Registered Instructor and is DBS checked, a fully certified first aider and also holds the appropriate instructor insurance.

Local accommodation is available locally at the following well-renowned establishments:

The Bell Public House
Chittlehampton, Devon
Tel: 01769 540368
Higher Biddacott Farm B&B
Chittlehampton, Devon
Tel: 01769 540222
01271 830586
07709 771109
Ian Wright, Registered British Horse Society Instructor
BHS Approved Riding Lessons Barnstaple North Devon
BHS Approved Riding Lessons Barnstaple North Devon
If you are interested in booking a lesson or clinic or require further details contact Ian Wright on 01271 830568, 07709 771109 or via Facebook