I am particularly good at working with both nervous clients and those that have lost or have no confidence, as well as clients that may want to improve themselves in what ever way this leads.


I have been obsessed with horses since before I could walk. I am always in awe of the amazing grace, strength and presence of a horse. Because of this, I decided from a young age that I needed to learn to ride and do all that I could do, related to horses. I started riding at the age of 8, and at 13 got my first horse. Since then I haven't looked back and currently compete in British Dressage competitions. Horses are my life and they are my biggest passion.

I am a freelance instructor, the Yard Manager and Instructor at Maple Pollard Riding Centre, an instructor with the Essex Hunt North Pony Club, a BHS Accredited Professional Coach and BHS Stage 3 Coach (Dressage). I previously worked at Leybourne Grange Riding Centre for the Disabled as an Instructor and Groom.

I teach both adults and children of all abilities, from first time on a horse to an advanced jump lesson.

The future

I am currently training for my BHS Stage 4 exams (care, lunging, teaching, riding and management).

In 2020 I’m looking to become an equine massage therapist.

Also next year I’m intending to gain my BD coaching certificate.

Learn To Ride Guide

Find an instructor who can relate to you

Set realistic goals

Understand a horse to help progress

You are what you eat

Make a progression diary

Above all else - SMILE  and  HAVE  FUN!!!

Tel: 07590 411358

Email: Nichola@LearnToRide.horse