The Team

Vivienne Robertson

Instructor – BHSAI

I have over 35 years experience of working in the horse industry. I trained at Crabbet Park Equestrian Centre and gained my BHSAI in 1976. I have worked in a variety of yards working with a variety of clients and horses.

I have been working at Chessington Equestrian Centre for 2 years and enjoy teaching all standards of rider with the aim to get each rider riding to the best of their ability.

Marie Rutter

Instructor – BHSAI

I started riding and being involved in the lovely world of horses at the tender age of 4, when my mother took me to our local riding school and I became hooked!

At the earliest opportunity, I started to loan and share ponies to have lots of fun with, then eventually managed to buy Domino, my very own pony.  Domino and I then started to compete at local shows and did very well jumping at BSJA Level.

College was the next step where I studied my National Diploma in the Management of Horses, my Stages 1 & 2 and Riding & Road Safety.

Whilst at College I continued to compete frequently in Dressage, Show Jumping and 1 Day Event Cross Country.

I started working at Chessington Equestrian Centre about 17 years ago, have my own horse and have taught my own children to ride who also compete at BSJA events.  I love to teach a wide variety of clients with differing needs and am still thoroughly enjoying my chosen career!!

Steve Banting

Freelance instructor – BHSII

I have been riding since I was 6 years old and, being the son of a farmer, it was easy for me to have my own pony.  I was a member of The Pony Club till my late teens, taking part in lots of activities including Cross Country and Tetrathlon (riding cross country, swimming, running and shooting).

I trained for my Assistant Instructors Exam in 1977-78 and my Intermediate Instructors Exam in 1980.

From 1979 to 1987, I worked as an Instructor and progressed on to help set up Riding Schools for other people.

I started working at Chessington Equestrian Centre in the spring of 1988 to help get the riding school side of the business up and running and now work here on a freelance basis.

I love seeing people progressing, enjoying their riding and just being around horses

Donna Candeland

Office / ReceptionBHS Stage 1, Riding & Road Safety

I have been working at Chessington Equestrian Centre since April 2010, and have to say, I quite like it!!

I started riding when I was 5 years old and have always had a love of horses.  I hadn’t ridden much in the last 10 years but working here has given me the opportunity to get back in the saddle and rekindle my love of riding. I now ride as often as I can and am enjoying improving my technical skills in the school as well as enjoying hacking, jumping and cross country. I’m also quite fond of a Sponsored Ride or two!

As the “Office Lady”, I am the first port of call when visiting the yard, whether it be over the phone or in person.  I am responsible for taking your bookings and payments, to give as much information as I can and to answer any queries you may have.  Please, give me a call, am looking forward to hearing from you!!!

Hara Pritchard


Gemma Hughes


Jules Davies


Riding School & Livery Yard Staff:

LINSEY LYEACH- Livery Yard Manager

SYLVIA STEPIEN- Livery Yard Staff

ROLAND RACZ- Livery Yard Staff


JULES DAVIES- Riding School Yard Manager

HARA PRITCHARD- Junior Instructor & Riding School Yard Staff

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