We are extremely fortunate to be able to host some superb instructors at our clinics and for individual lessons.  For more information about their background and to book training sessions please see below, or contact us for a chat about what you are looking to work on.


Fiona van Tyull 

Former International event rider Fiona Van Tuyll represented her native Holland
at Junior, Young Rider and Senior Level. She was a team silver medallist and was
placed 5th at Punchestown European and 6th at Burghley European as well as
competing in the Barcelona Olympics. Fiona also has competed up to
Intermediate level dressage. Since retiring from competitive riding Fiona has
trained many successful horse and rider combinations in all disciplines, including
William Fox-Pitt.





We are so very lucky to have Fiona train and Boyton

George Bateman 

We are delighted to welcome the wonderful George Bateman to Boyton Hall. George has ran many clinics with us and is hugely popular. The clinics book up quickly as everyone keeps coming back for more.

George is an international rider who has competed up to 1.40m. But for you mere mortals out there please do not let this put you off. George is just fabulous with everyone. Whether you are starting out with a youngster, looking to gain confidence or simply wishing to improve your relationship and way of going with poles George is your man.

George has learnt a wide range of techniques from highly trained trainers in the UK and on the continent and every session is tailored to meet your needs. 

George runs, private, joint and private lessons depending on the needs and everyone goes away with a smile on their face.

Philip Spivey

We are excited to have Philip Spivey coaching at Boyton Hall

Represented Team GB in 9 Nations Cups
Foxhunter Champion
Numerous GP wins and placings
Specialises in producing young horses from novice through to grand prix and nations cup level


David Merrett

David has held B.H.S.I. since 1978. He is a British Eventing Accredited Trainer, and has been the British Eventing Technical Adviser for over 30 yrs [90 to 3 star].


He has competed to 4 star, and appeared at three Burghley and two Badminton completions. Previously Eastern Regional director for B.E. & U18 Regional Coordinator, he was a member of the senior selection committee for the Atlanta Olympics.

David has been the Chairman of Selectors for Young Riders for 11yrs.

Jo Williams

Well known local Event, Show Jumper, and Pony Club instructor

Jo Williams has vast experience in all disciplines.
Jo produces all her own horses. Jo is motivational and encourages
confidence & correctness in both horse & rider.

Group or individual lessons are available to riders of all levels and ages!
Jo Williams is based locally and happy to teach at Boyton on alternative
dates if required.

Brigit Ensten

Brigit has been involved in showing all her life.  As a child she rode many champions including the prolific Holly of Springs.  Brigit has a wealth of experience across many disciplines and is a sought after judge across the showing world.  Brigit will be judging at this year’s HOYS.


Brigit is keen for riders to engage with their horses in a way which gives a direction and confidence to enjoy whatever discipline they wish to do.  Brigits moto of “correct way of going brings success” will help you achieve your goals in 2018”.


Brigit can tailor clinics and individual lessons to suit the varied needs these include

Showing Clinics

Those beginning their showing career to the more established partnerships looking to excel in 2018



Discussions on how to warm up, techniques and programmes for home and events

What to focus on in your test

Test riding and opportunity to practice in a 20x40 and 20x60 arena


Pole Work

Improving fitness

Schooling exercises to help engage the horses brain

Obedience, power and softness which follow into both the jumping and dressage arena’s



Exercises to improve technique

Exercises to adjust strides, riding related distances

Access to full course including water trays and fillers, arena with banners sound system to recreate the full show environment for nervous and inexperienced horses

We are also very lucky to host regular clinics from:


Jonathan Allison

Tammy Ruffles 


For more information or to book your lesson please email us.

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