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THE INGESTRE TEAM

Tim Downes FBHS

timJoint owner Tim Downes is a Fellow of the British Horse Society, a List 1 Dressage Judge and British Dressage Master Judge, a 4* international 3 day event judge and a British Eventing Master Coach. He is a Chief Assessor for the BHS, a UKCC Assessor and an FEI Olympic Solidarity trainer. Tim has competed in all of the Equestrian Olympic Disciplines and has produced many horses from untrained to advanced levels of competition. He regularly conducts clinics in Ireland, Scotland, Hong Kong, New Zealand and in the UK. At Ingestre he takes Private lessons by arrangement, and is sometimes available to teach Group lessons on week day mornings for exam students. In November 2013 Tim was awarded the British Horse Society Trainers Award.

Andrew Bennie BHSI

Andrew is an international 3 day event rider who has represented his native New Zealand in two Olympic games. He has produced numerous horses to advanced level and is much in demand to coach event riders. Andrew is available for lessons by arrangement. See more about Andrew here.



Gary JOHNSTON BHSII & I SC & SE
YARD SUPERVISOR

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Gary originates from Northern Ireland where he gained his BHSAI and is our Yard Supervisor. He has showjumped extensively before starting to gain his coaching qualifications, and has worked as a Theraputic Riding Coach. Gary is a BHSII and is available for lessons from Wednesday to Sunday.

 

 

DAN SPENCER BHSI
RIDING SCHOOL SUPERVISOR

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Dan, from Suffolk has recently gained his BHSI. He has a wide range of equestrian experience, and is involved in Student training as well as being available for private and class lessons.

 

 

CHRIS GIlLISON BHSAI
Assistant yard supervisor

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Chris, from South Wales is training for his BHSII. Chris runs the yard on a Monday and Tuesday, and is available for lessons from Sunday to Thursday.

 

 

 

 

JOHN WHITEWAY BHSPTT & STAGE 4. Junior Coach

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John, from the Isle of Man has recently gained his BHS Stage 4 and PTT and is working to complete his portfolio to become a BHSAI. He is available for lessons from Tuesday to Saturday.

 

 

 

Sam armarno BHSPTT & STAGE 3. Junior Coach

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Sam, from Bermuda has recently gained her BHS Stage 3 and PTT and is working to complete her portfolio to become a BHSAI. She is available for lessons from Tuesday to Saturday.

 

 

 

emma Hearn BHSPTT & STAGE2. Junior Coach

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Emma, from Cornwall has recently gained her BHS Stage 3 care and PTT and is working to complete her portfolio and complete her stage 3 riding to become a BHSAI. She is available for lessons from Tuesday Thursday and on Sundays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rob Lovatt FBHS

Joint Owner Rob Lovatt is also a Fellow of the British Horse Society, and a Chief Assessor. In 2010 Rob was made an Honorary Fellow of Lancashire University for his commitment to vocational training within the equine industry. Rob competes successfully with his own advanced dressage horses. Rob teaches at Ingestre Private lessons by arrangement, group lessons week day mornings for exam students. Group lesson Thursday 6:00pm all standards above Stage I. Rob also teaches clinics in various parts of the UK, and in Bejing and Shang Hai in China.

 

Alex Hulme BHSI

AlexAlex is Head of Student coaching
She prepares students for BHS qualifications and is available for private lessons.

 

 

 

 

Tori BARNES

ToriTori is the office manager and manages the accounts.

 


 

 

CALUM ROBARTS

CalCalum is our principle receptionist, he organises all bookings and keeps tabs on everything to do with the administration of the yard. Calum is also the Resident Musical Director for Theatre Ingestre.

 

 

 

 

Lorna higgs

lornaResponsible for the preparation of dinner for students and their general welfare and running our Coffee Shop which is provided for students, clients, their families, and the general public.

 

 

 

Bernie cohen BHSAI

bernieBernie, from Belgium, has recently gained his BHSAI and is working towards his BHSII. He is available for lessons from Tuesday to Saturday.