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Society Approved Instructors

The following Instructors have met the criteria for WES Approval as at 31st January 2012. They have provided documentary evidence to the Society to demonstrate that they: hold Public Liability Insurance cover to a minimum of £5 million; have attended a recognised Child Protection course; have undergone a CRB check carried out by the BHS on behalf of the Society; and hold a recognised First Aid qualification, as defined in the Society’s Rulebook (Rules 116 to 119 refer).

Important note: The Society carries out these checks once a year. The next check will verify documentation as at 31st January 2013. As an individual client, or as the organiser of any event, it is your responsibility to confirm that the Instructor listed has continued to meet the required standards in the period between formal checks of documentation. You should, therefore, request evidence directly from the Instructor. The documents you should request copies of are: a current certificate of Public Liability Insurance cover to a minimum of £1 million; and also a current first aid certificate, either First Aid at Work recognised by the Health & Safety Executive, or Equine Specific First Aid as recognised by the British Horse Society. In the event of any queries regarding these arrangements, please contact the Society’s Secretary, or Chairman for advice.  There are 5 levels of Instructor.

Instructors Committee:

Bruce Lawrence (Chair), Catherine Wright, Thea Lloyd, Bob Mayhew,

Instructors Committee Secretary: Anne Batley email:

(all enquiries to Anne in the first instance)


SHUNA MARDON (Level 2), tel. 01464 851200. Manar Stud, Petmathen, Oyne, Insch, Aberdeenshire. AB52 6RU


DAVID DEPTFORD (R) (Level 4), (UKCC Approved), tel. 01354 651944. Horse Creek Farm, Coldham Bank, Stags Holt, March. PE15 0BS


THEA LLOYD (Level 2), tel. 01239 654506. “Rhandir”, Blaencelyn, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6DD


SCHERIE DERMODY (Level 2), tel. 01270 780620. West View Paddock, Broomhall Green, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8DA


SOPHIE COTTON (Level 2), tel 07917 398830 or 01326 218010. 12 Pendarves Road, Falmouth, Cornwall. TR11 2TW


JUDITH HUBBARD (Level 2), tel. 01409 221537. Shallowford, Crowden Road, Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 3ND

Dumfries & Galloway:

CHARLOTTE ARMSTRONG (Level 2), tel. 01988 402821 or 07925 220273. Cotland Farm, Bladnoch, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9AB


BOB MAYHEW (Level 5), tel. 01730 812000. Wye Oak Quarter Horses, Dumpford Manor Farm, Trotton, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5JR

MICHAEL LANGFORD (Level 3), tel. 07834 956900.  Wye Oak Quarter Horses, Dumpford Manor Farm, Trotton, Nr. Petersfield, Hampshire, GU31 5JR

DAVID LLOYD (Level 2), tel. 01252 875896. 20 Newlands Close, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6HE

SARAH SIMMONS (Level 2), tel. 02380 897661/07921147768. St. Helier, Green Lane, Mopley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1YG

LISA FAIRS (Level 2), tel. 01425 610278.  Burley Villa Riding Stables, Bashley, Common Road, New Milton, Hants, BH25 5SQ

TAMMY GREAVES (Level 2), tel. 01425 610278.  Burley Villa Riding Stables, Bashley, Common Road, New Milton, Hants, BH25 5SQ


PAUL GALLAGHER (Level 2), (UKCC Approved), mobile 07899 846 090, home 01622 833453. Wanhurst Barn, Battle Lane, Wanhurst Green, Marden, Kent. TN12 9DF

SUE WOODS (R) (Level 2) (UKCC Approved), tel. 01732 761888. White Rocks Farm, Underriver, Sevenoaks, Kent. TN15 OSL.


MORAG HIGGINS (Level 2), Tel. 01698 886 492. Ross Dhu Equestrian Centre, Sunnyside Farm, Sunnyside Road, Quarter, Larkhall, Lanarkshire, ML9 1RB


KAYREEN JONES (Level 2), tel. 01620 892632. 40 Lady Jane Gardens, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4ER

Lothian & Borders Region:

JOHN FYFE (Level 2), tel 07957555989. 51 Blackford Glen Road, Edinburgh. EH16 6TP


CHRIS DALTON (Level 2), tel 01670 787724.  24 Park Road, Swarland, Morpeth, Northumberland. NE65 9JD.


CATHERINE WRIGHT (Level 2), tel. 01608 730039. 2 Nil Farm Cottages, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon. OX15 5DG


LISA JOHN (Level 2), tel. 07977070084. Taunton, Somerset


JANET BURWOOD (Level 2) (UKCC Approved), tel 01293 782014. 5 Park Avenue, Redhill, Surrey. RH1 5DR


SUSSANNAH ANDERSON (Level 2), tel. 01435 831656. Geldridge Town, Punnetts Town, Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 9JA


SHANE BORLAND (Level 2), (UKCC Approved) tel. 01789 740119.  Borland Quarter Horses, Coverwell Farm, Pillerton Hersey, Warwickshire.CV35 0QA


BRUCE LAWRENCE   (Level 4), tel. 01886 830006. Sandlin Cottage, Sandlin, Leigh Sinton, Nr. Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 5DN


LISA BRUIN (Level 2), tel. 07789 990129. 1 Long Moor Lane, Shelley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD8 8LY

DR. MEGAN ROUGHLEY (Level 2), tel. 01904 607400. 7 Loraine Avenue, Elvington, Yorks. YO4 5BB