Classical Dressage Training

I will be starting one-to-one lessons with your horse, locally to Devizes, at the premises you keep him/her, from 8th March. Do contact me if you are interested

As a classical dressage trainer, for many years,  my philosophy is to fix things before taking them into the saddle.

I work with riders to help with body function and mental process, unblocking negative thought patterns, which can help so much with being stuck.

A partnership with a horse is very special. Taking time to really notice what is going on for you in relation to the horse develops self-awareness and helps you to understand how you function.

Developing your relationship with your horse influences how you cope under pressure at competitions, hacking out, and knowing that your horse understands you and your aids is crucial to developing trust between you and for quick reactions when needed.

Individual lessons and clinics available on a freelance basis. Lessons start from £45 plus travel. Please contact me for details.

On-line training options are also available if you are too far away to travel to.


On-Line Horse and Rider Training

On-line Horse and Rider Training

Schedule  a live face-to-face session with me on Zoom to talk through training issues. If you have a film of you and your horse in action (15 mins max), please send it to me beforehand and we can plan your future progress.I will send you a registration form to complete.

Email me to register your interest and to book a time. Live sessions last up to an hour and cost £40. This cost also covers assessing your video footage prior to chatting to you face-to-face.

How to pay

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On-line session



Perdido at the South West Iberian Show

Perdido and I ventured off to the South West Iberian Show recently. He is such a cool dude, and really looked after me. So many new experiences to tackle for us!


We both had a lovely time, having not been to any shows since last year.

Claire Lilley and Perdido

He coped really well with the environment, and did not bat an eyelid at anything.

We came fifth in the in-hand PRE stallions, third in ridden PRE stallion, and won first place at the Friday evening Parade class. This was our first outing in our Spanish gear, so very exciting!

Claire Lilley Spanish Horses

I have  been involved with Spanish horses for most of my equestrian career, both as a trainer and rider. The most recent addition to the family is PRE Perdido, a stallion imported from Spain a couple of years ago. I am really enjoying a new lease of life, venturing out into the world of showing and dressage again after a ten year break.


We have competed in dressage and showing at Hartpury at the GBPRE shows in the last couple of years.




Perdido passed the ANCCE stallion grading in 2019 at The Unicorn Trust. He has super conformation and a wonderful attitude to life, and a pleasure to own. Look out for further updates in our progress soon!