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Berkshire Sports Horse

Guidance You Can Count On

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A Bit About
Berkshire Sports Horse
(Simon Hughes)

Dedicated to Your Success

Riding and learning has to be fun, creative and inspiring.

An Accredited Professional BHS Coach (fully insured).

With over 40 years' of experience training horses and riders at all levels.

I can help you achieve a sound foundation with which to reach your true potential.

Coaching of Show Jumpers, Event riders from Novice (beginners) to Advanced level.

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Simon Hughes my background

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Simon started his equestrian career riding for well known and respected owners / riders here in the UK.

After competing through the grades he was offered the opportunity to work and be based in Switzerland. Here he had a comprehensive  insight into the preparation and training of all grades of horses. Riding for some of Europe’s top owners helped him to understand the horse’s development both physically and mentally along with  patience and understanding for each one.

He has competed  horses and coached riders at all levels in Asia, Europe and the USA. East coast, New York, Connecticut. West coast, Los Angeles.

Now retired from competitive riding (due to injury) he  now concentrates as an ‘Accredited Professional Coach’ in the teaching of horses and rider’s here in the UK with occasional training trips abroad.

He has show-jumped at all levels from Novice to Grand Prix.

Trainer in Singapore for 'World Cup Challenge Trophy'.


Top European Companies and owners I have been lucky enough to ride and compete for include:

United Overseas Group Ltd (UK)

Tower Bloodstock Ltd (UK)

Christian Ineichen (SUI)

Lubrimex AG (SUI)

Lassagut (SUI)

Albert Lisher / Gerhard Etter (SUI)

John Goodwin International (UK)

Riding for and Training Courses Attended.

Top European/ International  Riders, Trainers and Owners.

Will Melliger (Sui) Show Jumping

Marcus Fuchs (SUI) Show Jumping

Chrisian Ineichen (SUI) Show Jumping

Albert Lisher (SUI) Show Jumping

John Goodwin(UK) Show Jumping

Leslie McNaught ((SUI) Show Jumping

Gerhard Etter (SUI) Show Jumping

Frank Maddon (USA) Show Jumping

Dick Stillwell (UK) Show Jumping / Eventing

Bertie Hill (UK) Eventing

Mrs Gould (UK) Dressage

Sue Fawdry (UK) Dressage

Upcoming Events

  • Showjumping training
    Showjumping training
    Time is TBD
    West Soley
    Time is TBD
    West Soley, Boomerang Stables, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TL, UK
    Time is TBD
    West Soley, Boomerang Stables, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TL, UK
    Available for Show jumping course training at this well liked and well known Equestrian centre.
  • X country schooling Twezeldown
    X country schooling Twezeldown
    Time is TBD
    Twezeldown Race Course
    Time is TBD
    Twezeldown Race Course , Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8AD, UK
    Time is TBD
    Twezeldown Race Course , Church Crookham, Fleet GU52 8AD, UK
  • Soley Farm Stud Show Jumping training   Simon Hughes
    Soley Farm Stud Show Jumping training   Simon Hughes
    Time is TBD
    West Soley
    Time is TBD
    West Soley, Soley Farm Stud, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TW, UK
    Time is TBD
    West Soley, Soley Farm Stud, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TW, UK
    45 min training £40 for Bright Heart Livery client's and £50 for visiting riders and horses.
  • Checkendon Show Jumping training
    Checkendon Show Jumping training
    Time is TBD
    Checkendon Equestrian Centre
    Time is TBD
    Checkendon Equestrian Centre, Lovegrove's Ln, Checkendon, Reading RG8 0NE, UK
    Time is TBD
    Checkendon Equestrian Centre, Lovegrove's Ln, Checkendon, Reading RG8 0NE, UK
    Training for you and your horse at any level whether you are competing or just riding for fun, Tel: 07969816195
  • Clinic at The Light Cavalry
    Clinic at The Light Cavalry
    Time is TBD
    Windsor
    Time is TBD
    Windsor, Flemish Farm, Windsor SL4 2LD, UK
    Time is TBD
    Windsor, Flemish Farm, Windsor SL4 2LD, UK
  • Brookfield Equestrian, Berkshire
    Brookfield Equestrian, Berkshire
    Time is TBD
    Brookfield Equestrian
    Time is TBD
    Brookfield Equestrian, Warfield, Bracknell RG42 6BH, UK
    Time is TBD
    Brookfield Equestrian, Warfield, Bracknell RG42 6BH, UK
    1 hour training sessions. £50
  • Checkendon Show Jumping training
    Checkendon Show Jumping training
    Sun, 20 Aug
    Checkendon Equestrian Centre
    20 Aug 2023, 14:30 – 16:30
    Checkendon Equestrian Centre, Lovegrove's Ln, Checkendon, Reading RG8 0NE, UK
    20 Aug 2023, 14:30 – 16:30
    Checkendon Equestrian Centre, Lovegrove's Ln, Checkendon, Reading RG8 0NE, UK
    Training for you and your horse at any level whether you are competing or just riding for fun, Tel: 07969816195
  • Soley Farm Stud Show Jumping training   Simon Hughes
    Soley Farm Stud Show Jumping training   Simon Hughes
    Tue, 15 Aug
    West Soley
    15 Aug 2023, 13:00
    West Soley, Soley Farm Stud, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TW, UK
    15 Aug 2023, 13:00
    West Soley, Soley Farm Stud, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TW, UK
    45 min training £50 for visiting riders and horses.
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Client Testimonials

Simon was fantastic. Really liked him and he understood Nemo straight away - did a lot of practicing on trying to stop between jumps which was very helpful !!! Can't wait for him to come again- Alex ( Head girl) came to watch as yard was done and thought he was brilliant too.

Lucinda

Simon is an empathetic trainer for both horse and rider. He's great at bridging the gap between us both, that's me and my hunter, and trains us on the stuff that is relevant to performing in our discipline. It's also very useful to see him on the horse, he's not one of those trainers that just talks the talk, he get's in the saddle and demonstrates what's required for both horse and rider. A wise old owl, who is used to managing a vast range of levels of competence, both real and imagined.
The good thing after seeing Simon we both go home feeling ready for the next adventure.

Sally (MFH)

I greatly value my lessons with Simon. I have gained so much confidence. Simon is a very skilful rider and trainer. He always inspires me to work hard and improve. He takes special care to provide clear explanations in support of his instructions during the lesson, in answering any questions and in summing up at the conclusion. I have particularly learned the importance of working on my balance, maintaining rhythm and controlling the horses tempo. I will continue to enjoy and improve my riding. I have no hesitation in recommending Simon who is very patient and knowledgeable.

Claire A

Simon's enthusiasm and knowledge in his field can only encourage one to want to learn, research and improve. I learnt so much about the effect my riding having on my horse. He is a calm and patient instructor who has amazingly good communication skills and he tailored my lesson perfectly around my ability. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon to anyone wanting to improve their riding whilst having fun, being challenged and leaving their lesson looking forward to the next one.

Angela S

Simon is very good at giving me an explanation for everything I am doing while on top of the horse and what effect it is having. It is not just about getting the horse to do what I want, but learning how to achieve a harmonious balance between horse and rider. Loving my lessons and look forward to my progression!

Nicole S.J.

Thank you for the training last week. Looks like we have a winning formula.

Tina

I am sad that you have not been able to do clinics at the Paddock Riding Club lately. I pray that one day soon you will be back and I can ride with you again. I wish that I could ride with you all the time. You are amazing. I hope you are well and other people appreciate your talent. You are such a nice person and a true horseman. Best wishes to you for the holidays. You are missed.

Sharon Martin (USA)

Great jumping exercises today thank you. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Jean B

Would like to thank the International coaches Simon Hughes and Nicky Barrett and rider Amy Schiessl for the development of my young dressage mare Secret Gold Bewes.

Anne H (breeder and producer of top horses)

Great day cross country training. Gave a good insight to riding technical and progressive fences on a young horse. Gave both horse and rider confidence and can't wait until our next training session. Thank you.

Joanna Swift

I can't thank you enough for my lesson this morning and your patience. What a star you are !!! I enjoyed every moment and achieved a lot- I will be back.

Karen

Thank you for the fun ride today. I wish I could ride with you more. You are an amazing trainer. And you are really nice. Thanks again

Sharon Martin (USA)

The training is really working. Great understanding of our training issues with a positive outcome with every session.

Jackie

Thanks Simon for all your support. You have that rare gift of getting the best from both horse and rider. Watch this space.

Jane

Whether you have a horse or pony Simon will bring out the best. My green pony and I started with nothing, then we met Simon and the results are definitely in the rosettes.

Sian D

Any queries please submit your details and message

I’m here to make the learning process easier and more enjoyable for you. Reach out today to see how my services can help.

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Tel; 07969 816195

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