At Bewdley Bridle Club we pride ourselves in offering exceptional training in all disciplines on a regular basis. Our training sessions are fun, friendly and supportive so are the ideal environment for  youngsters and nervous riders as well as the more experienced jockey.

All training dates are on our Calendar page and how to book on is in General Information

Meet our Trainers


Nicky Southall

Nicky is registered BHSII and an accredited British Dressage trainer, who has over 20 years’ experience of teaching beginners to advanced dressage and event riders, and training horses, from backing to advanced level.

Nicky is a friendly, approachable trainer who gets a huge amount of pleasure working with and seeing, riders and horses progress and learn.  Nicky trains with Gareth Hughes and Olympic Gold Medallist Carl Hester, with her own dressage horses.

Karen Oliver

Karen is an esteemed riding instructor holding several qualifications and with many years’ experience.  Having worked in the equestrian industry since leaving school, Karen has worked as a groom on busy event and competition yards as well as freelance teaching.

Karen specialises in encouraging nervous riders to become more confident while gently expanding their comfort zone. Karen runs many clinics including her very popular gymnastic pole work and jumping clinic for all abilities.

We are very lucky that as of the 2017 season Karen will also be our Area Team Coach & Trainer. This will mean extra training for all team members, including help working-in at competitions.

Karen regularly competes in all disciplines on a variety of horses but really enjoys team chasing and hunting.

Sophie Cox

Sophie is an accredited British Dressage UKCC Level  3 coach, BHSI and UKCC Level 3 Generic Coach.

Sophie specialises in dressage and test riding. She has helped many of our members make the jump from unaffiliated competition to BD with ease and supported many of our team riders. She enjoys teaching all ability of riders and has a great knack of developing the more nervous rider to ride with more confidence and poise.

Sophie is currently competing her own horses at Medium Advanced level with great success.

Jon Rogers

Jon is a BHS, UKCC Level 3 & Recommended Pony Club Accredited Coach. Jon specialises in cross country and show jumping training, helping many of our nervous and less confident riders achieve their goals and more forward with confidence.   Jon is also a regular on the training website Horse Hero.

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