Suzy Blease is the manager at Ham House Stables
Suzy has BHS Stage 2 and BHS PTT as well as 24 years of experience looking after horses.
She has worked at Ham House Stables for seven years with the last three as stable manager.
Suzy is a first class stable manager…..the welfare of the horses is her primary concern and she maintains a very high quality of care. She also has a great sense of humour which is essential when running a busy livery and teaching yard!
Victoria Walsh is a riding instructor at Ham House Stables
Vicky has been trained in the classical school for many years with Minette Rice-Edwards. She now teaches at Ham House Stables every week and also coaches the Vaulting Team.
Vicky also currently trains with international trainer, Rosalie Harper-Lewis and has earned her British Horse Society AI teaching certificate.
She is also a qualified Alexander Technique teacher and specialises in the application of the Alexander Technique to horse riding.
Andrew Moody is a riding instructor at Ham House Stables
Andy has over twenty three years experience of working with horses. He is a qualified carriage driving instructor, initially training at The Royal Mews. Two years ago he began training with Minette in classical riding, he soon realised that this was the equestrian artistry he had been seeking and is now one of the instructors at Ham House Stables. Andy has a degree in Animal Behaviour and uses natural horsemanship in his teaching style. His work is also guided by his practice of Falun Dafa, an ancient spiritual meditation founded in the universal principles of Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance. He also works freelance in the London area.
Myriam Waters teaches the Ham House Stables staff the Alexander Technique
Myriam graduated in 2004 and trained with Walter Carrington, one of the greatest Alexander Technique masters who trained with Alexander himself for several years.
“My full training course was a very happy and rich learning experience enlightened by the riding lessons I had with Minette Rice Edwards.
With Minette I discussed the different aspects of balance and good use and the constant relevance of the technique to horse riding. I had the best of both worlds: at college it was ‘work in hand’ on me by marvelous teachers including Walter. With Minette it was ‘work on the horse’ guided by somebody who has an extraordinary understanding of what is to be in balance and who is more Alexander than any one of us! “
Jo Hepburn teaches children and takes some adult classes at Ham House Stables
Joanne Hepburn – (Jo) – Jo joined Ham House Stables this year and is a welcome addition to our team. She holds the BHS Stage 2 Riding and Stage 3 Horse Care, she also has the BHS PTT (Preliminary Teaching). Jo is an experienced Coach and besides teaching some of the children she will sometimes cover for the other Instructors in the adult classes.
Glen teaches children at Ham House Stables
Glennroy Jacinto – (Glenn) – Glenn is a well established member of our team. He has achieved BHS stage 2 Riding and Horse Care and is working towards Stage 3 and the PTT (Preliminary Teaching). He is the mastermind of the Ham House Stables “Kid’s Club” and has taken on the difficult task of organising the Children’s Lesson Diary. He is very popular with the children and is a promising Coach.