Berkshire Sports Horse
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A Bit About
Berkshire Sports Horse
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.
Simon Hughes my background
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)
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
- Time is TBDWest SoleyTime is TBDWest Soley, Boomerang Stables, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TL, UK
- Time is TBDWest SoleyTime is TBDWest Soley, Soley Farm Stud, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TW, UK
- Time is TBDCheckendon Equestrian CentreTime is TBDCheckendon Equestrian Centre, Lovegrove's Ln, Checkendon, Reading RG8 0NE, UK
- Sun, 20 AugCheckendon Equestrian Centre20 Aug 2023, 14:30 – 16:30Checkendon Equestrian Centre, Lovegrove's Ln, Checkendon, Reading RG8 0NE, UK
- Tue, 15 AugWest Soley15 Aug 2023, 13:00West Soley, Soley Farm Stud, West Soley, Chilton Foliat, Hungerford RG17 0TW, UK
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Thank you for the training last week. Looks like we have a winning formula.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks Simon for all your support. You have that rare gift of getting the best from both horse and rider. Watch this space.
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.
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Tel; 07969 816195