Our people are what makes us different.

Everyone at the Berkshire Riding Centre is a trained and experienced professional / coach.

Our status as a BHS Where to Train Centre means all our staff are continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure they are completely up-to-date and that our clients have the best possible experience with us.

Everyone at the Centre has taken the BHS Child Protection Course, passed their BHS Riding & Road Safety exam and have first aid training in one form or another.

Kristy Mills, BHS St. 4 Senior Coach + St. 4 SM + BHS Ride Safe Trainer

Senior Instructor (Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays)

Kristy has been at the Centre since September 2006. After having her first son and opening her own livery yard, Kristy transferred to working part-time on Mondays, Thursdays and Sunday's.

Kristy is an extremely popular instructor, a great teacher and coach with eyes in the back of her head. She uses positive thinking and an eye for detail to help you achieve your ambitions.

Kristy runs a variety of flat and jump groups on both of the days she works. You've got to be quick to book her, as she is very popular with both children and adults alike.

Hichem Cadi Galop 7/ 2eme Degree


From Algeria, Hichem has been riding from a young age, backing and producing many competitive show jumpers and competing internationally up to 1.30m (FEI 1*).

Hichem has many years teaching, gaining his first French teaching qualification in 1991. Specialising in Show Jumping and nervous riders, his lessons are calm and focused proving to be very popular with all clients of different abilities.

Hichem also support the yard staff, grooming and riding our riding school and livery horses.

Rowena Smith, BHS Level 2 complete instructor + St. 3 Groom


Rowena is one of BRC’s longest standing member of staff, she has worked at BRC since before we were a riding school! Since being at BRC, she has achieved her BHS teaching and groom qualifications whilst under the guidance of Rosie.

Rowena is a patient and encouraging coach with an understanding of how to get the best from young children, perfect for those just starting out, as well as those with more experience.

Along side teaching Rowena works on the yard, focusing on the tack and feed - so if you can't find the right saddle or bridle, Rowena is your girl!

Anna Kodicek


Anna joins us after many years of working with horses both on a volunteer basis and as an employee. She has a BSc in Equine behaviour which she earned at Writtle University in Chelmsford. Most recently she worked with the Horse Rangers Association.

Anna joins us in a groom position, aiming to gain her teaching qualifications - so watch this space!

Phoebe Mathews


Phoebe is a part of the BRC groom team.

She has been involved with horses from a very young age, and currently has her own horse Casper who she loves to compete. Phoebe is focused on the yard, available to help with tacking up, mucking out and also exercising and schooling our horses.

She has achieved her Level 2 & 3 in Equine Studies from Berkshire College of Agriculture and also worked at a number of equestrian organisations including a stud and livery yard.

Soon Phoebe will be taking her instructor qualifications - so be ready as she will be very popular!

Candice Holden


Candice joins us after many years working with horses both on a volunteer basis and as an employee. She achieved her NVQ levels 1 & 2 at Moreton Morrell College covering all elements - care, lunge, rise & jump.

Sarah Ward

Receptionist (Sunday & Monday)

Sarah runs the office as a receptionist on Sundays and Mondays. She is fully involved in how we do our business and is very knowledgeable on EcPro - do call her with any questions or just to book!

Rosie Lord BHSI / BHS Accredited Professional Performance Coach, BHSI
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