Minette’s teaching has evolved from her wide equestrian experience. She has successfully competed in dressage, showing, show jumping, eventing, endurance, flat and jump racing, in the US and UK. She now teaches, judges and writes on equine matters. She has the Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) Advanced Teaching Diploma, has insights gained from teaching over 22,000 lessons, and an approach that draws on the Alexander Technique. Unusually, for a teacher of her expertise, Minette works with ordinary horses and everyday riders, as well as teaching riders of international standard.
Jess Joosten is the manager at Ham House Stables
Jess has obtained her NVQ Level 3. She has worked at Ham House Stables for twelve years and took over as stable manager in March 2021. For Jess, the welfare of the horses is her primary concern and she maintains a very high quality of care. Her wonderful sunny nature and sense of humour helps our team of staff to get through a busy day. The team consists of Rebecca, Mel, Shannan, Alisa, Vendy, Jess (White), Andy (Matthews), and Emily.
Andy Moody is a riding and in-hand instructor at Ham House Stables
Andy has 30 years experience of working with horses. He began training with Minette seven years ago, and is now one of the instructors at Ham House Stables. Andy read Animal Behaviour at University, and is also a qualified carriage driving instructor, initially training at The Royal Mews. He is currently engaged in doctoral research on classical riding and equestrian ballet.
Kat Pickering is a riding and liberty instructor at Ham House Stables
Kat is a professional stunt rider, and riding instructor. She has performed in Hollywood films and major events around the world, including Horse of the Year Show, and London Olympia. Kat studied Sports Science with Coaching at University. She has a real passion for classical dressage and liberty work, bringing them together with her experience of sports psychology and training horses, to create a holistic teaching approach.
Victoria Walsh is an Alexander Technique instructor at Ham House Stables
Vicky has been trained in the classical school for many years with Minette Rice-Edwards. 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.
Glenn teaches children at Ham House Stables.
Glenn originally trained at Ham House Stables, progressing to work and train with top dressage rider Andrew Gould. He knows manages a yard where he is also bringing on his own dressage horses. He has achieved BHS stage 3 Riding and Horse Care, and is the mastermind of the Ham House Stables “Kid’s Club”.
Eugénie Barety teaches children’s lessons, and runs the Summer Kids Club at Ham House Stables.
Eugénie joined the teaching team in April 2022. Before moving to the UK, she trained in the French military riding school École Militaire in Paris, where she was taught a horse-centered approach to riding, in line with classical horsemanship.
Alisa Campbell teaches children and adults
Alisa joined our excellent teaching team in 2021. She qualified at All Japan University in 3 Star eventing, and has extensive experience in training young horses for dressage, jumping and driving. Alisa is a popular instructor with staff and adults alike.
Myriam Waters teaches the Ham House Stables staff the Alexander Technique
Myriam says, “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 marvellous 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! “