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Meet our Trainers......
Wimborne and District Riding Club is extremely lucky to have the support of some wonderful trainers.

All are highly qualified, insured and come with a vast amount of experience, but more importantly to aid all levels of horse and rider to become wonderful partnerships and achieve personal goals.

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Gilly Wheeler BHSI
www.gillywheeler.co.uk
Tel: 01202 827836/07788 587744


Gilly lives in Verwood, Dorset and trained to be an instructor whilst working full time in her parents catering business. Gilly was an active member of the Pony Club and represented the Portman branch in dressage and horse trials, qualifying for the championships in the latter as an individual. She quickly progressed and successful competed in affiliated horse trials up to an including Open Intermediate.

Working for her parents allowed time to compete, and train part time to become a riding instructor. She is now a BHSI a

Gilly began competing horses for several owners and really enjoyed training with Melanie Norris, progressing through the levels with good results, qualifying at Regional and National finals and gaining points at FEI PSG and therefore becoming a group 3 rider.

Having gained experience at horse trails, Gilly worked really hard on her show jumping and successfully passed the BHSI in 1999, and has recently gained a BD level 3 coaching qualification.

Currently Gilly trains with Bruce King and Spencer Wilton, and uses tips and tricks from them along with her own experience and knowledge to help her own clients get the best out of there partnerships!

Gilly competed a lovely 17hh Warmblood Donnerrhythm for a few years, and together they qualified for both summer and winter Regional championships and came 4th at the Dressage Masters Championships at Hickstead 2010. Gillys new ride 'Lawson' is looking very promising so we look forward to seeing her progress up the levels with him!

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Sarah PerryBHSAI

Tel: 07790 184030


As a child Sarah was an avid Pony Club member. She competed in the open teams for Poole Pony Club, including Prince Phillip Cup.

Upon leaving school Sarah went to Kingston Maurward College and completed a ND in equine studies & a found degree in equine Science, as well as gaining her BHSAI.

Her main passion is eventing, and competes her 2 lovely ex racehorses regularly at BE, producing them up the grades. She is also very successful when competing BD having ridden upto Advanced Medium, and in the past Show Jumped to Foxhunter level.

Sarah is a fun person, and this comes across when teaching, she is very encouraging and gives both horse and rider confidence. She is a freelance instructor BHSAI who also regularly teaches people with learning difficulties.

She also specialises in breaking in youngsters and will take horses in for schooling from her own base at home.

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Claire SpeerBHSII

Tel: 01202 827512/07973 152621


Claires CV is varied, as a child she show jumped JA ponies and then evented upto intermediate level. Nowadays she trains and competes her own homebred horses from just backed 3 year olds upto to Inter 1 level BD. She currently has a fantastic horse called Lord Loxley (a homebred) coming up through the ranks so keep an eye on this combination.

She is a Pony Club test A holder, a qualified BHSII, List 2 BD dressage judge and a National Para Equestrian Judge.

Claire has a calm and inviting approach to teaching both horse and rider so her clinics are always very popular.



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