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Southern Schoolmasters

The South's Premier Western Riding Centre

Training all aspects of Western Riding Horsemanship

Everyone at Southern Schoolmasters always aim to please with high standards and a professional service
but always within a relaxed, fun, friendly atmosphere
We are located in the Wild West of Surrey

We provide regular bespoke Horsemanship Clinics with 1st class instruction
from the UK's Best & Western riding demonstrations


The Southern Schoolmasters Team

Tina Aston

Tina Aston

Tina trains with Andrew Plant, - one of the UK's top Professional Reiners,
she has also trained with David Lloyd chair of the Western Equestrian Society,
Michael Langford and Christy Leach(American Quarter Horse Association)

Tina Aston is an accomplished horsewoman
Since meeting David Lloyd, he has helped
Tina make the transition from "English"

Tina now rides both
Western and Dressage style of riding

Tina created Southern Schoolmasters
over 10 years ago and continues
to grow the business,
which includes concentrating on our clinics

Proven very popular - a chance to both
learn & hangout with other Western riders
during an all day session of confidence building for horse and rider.


Kirsty Hewitt

Kirsty Hewitt

Kirsty has been riding since the age of 10 and working with horses since she was 14.
Kirsty studied at Merrist Wood College and graduated
after 3 years with a first and national diploma.

Kirsty started working for Southern Schoolmasters in October 2011,
since working at Southern schoolmasters
she manages the running of the yard and care of horses.

Kirsty is a level 2 WES instructor
she continues to develop her skills training
with one of the UK’s reining champion Andrew Plant
and UK's leading western judge David Lloyd


Emma Chittenden

Emma Chittenden

Emma has owned, worked with and
ridden ponies and horses for near 40 years.
She has considerable experience and expertise in handling horses
with a variety of temperaments and needs.

Endlessly patient and always calm,
Emma has an empathy and genuine love
for our beautiful equine friends.


Our Guest Instructors


Andrew Plant

Andrew Plant

Rookie Pro Reserve European Champion, with 11 years professional experience
Andrew provides excellent tuition and knowledge for his clients,
especially problem solving and helping clients overcome
their issues giving them confidence to achieve their goals.

Andrew Plant

Andrew believes in kind methods of starting
young stock and training older horses in both Western & English style,
will train you & your horse to suit your own individual requirements,
in disciplines pleasure / ranch riding / reining or just leisure riding.

Andrew's clinic are every month at Southern Schoolmasters.


David Lloyd

David Lloyd

David Lloyd is one of UK's leading Western Riders, Western Judge and Instructor.
Learn how the horse moves under weight transference,
away from leg pressure and be supple through
its head, neck, shoulder, rid cage and hip.

The natural way to communicate with
your horsein a calm and gentle way
that your horse will understand.


Want to be a cowboy for a day ?

Want to be a cowboy for a day ? 'Cowboy' Jim

Ever wanted to ride the range with a four legged friend ?
Then mosey on down and join us on one of our Western trail rides.

Our trail guide 'Cowboy' Jim will introduce you to your horse before you hit the trail together to explore some of our beautiful Surrey countryside on horseback.

Jim's extensive experience of riding and working with horses has included film and TV work as well as live action shows and he loves to share his passion for horses with others.

Jim has also worked with what he affectionately refers to "horses with people problems", using National Horsemanship techniques or what is often referred to as 'Horse Whispering'.

Whatever your skill level, Jim will adapt the trail ride to suit when you join us on our trails through the glorious Surrey Hills countryside at your own pace for a relaxed, stress free and fun filled 'Happy Trails' western trail ride.

Happy Trails Pard’ners !