Collective Equestrian
Collective Equestrian
Collective Equestrian



The Ethos

It can’t be an accident that the vast majority of top riders have a team around them supporting their career. Horses and riders work better when they’re engaged in a routine. The combined talents of the team at Collective Equestrian mean that no matter your level we will be able to work with you to create a routine for your horse and yourself that allows you to make the most of your daily riding. Whether you choose to join us at Collective Equestrian on a full training livery package, come several times a month for some private tuition, or simply join a weekly group lesson, you’ll find that riding in an atmosphere which is at once supportive and encouraging yet also challenging and engaging improves your riding and your competitive prospects. Lastly, sport is nothing if it doesn’t change us. We believe that when we get it right riding makes us better people.



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Who are we?

Come and meet our friendly folk down here at Collective. We would love to see you.
Jonny Clarke-West

Jonny Clarke-West
International Grand Prix Rider

Following in his mother and sister’s footsteps, Jonny started riding when he was nine years old. Jonny and his sister, Alana, were generally pretty mischievous with their ponies and paid very little heed to where they could and could not ride...



Alex Harrison

Alex Harrison
UKCC3, BD ACCREDITED

Alex started riding at the age of eleven when a friend dragged him to the local riding school. Despite being rather reluctant to start with, once hoisted aboard a donkey called Jimmy, Alex has never looked back...



Elizabeth Allen

Elizabeth Allen
UKCC3 & BHSI Qualified

Elizabeth grew up locally near Glastonbury and was bought her first pony when she was two and half and has been riding ever since! As a child she was a member of the Mendip Pony Club and then the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale...



This month's tasks achieved

It’s not all just ride, compete, repeat. Lot’s more goes on behind the scenes
235

Lessons completed

67

Horses bathed

878

Stables mucked out

360

Cups of tea made for clients

What our customers and friends say

Collective Equestrian is my horse’s home and my haven, to which I escape at the end of a working day. I love the fact that the team have taken the trouble to really get to know and understand Boris; his character and foibles. They treat him as if he were one of their own. The care lavished upon him is reflected in a settled and happy horse, which is something that gives me enormous piece of mind. For me, as for any livery owner, the standard of care is obviously the paramount consideration, but in addition to thorough and expert horse management, Collective Equestrian also boasts some really excellent facilities (20 x 60 arena with a range of jumps including skinnies and corners for simulated xc questions, walker etc - there are even some good hills for fittening and canter work). These facilitate my training and in turn help me to derive as much pleasure as possible from my riding.
Sarah Barden

Sarah Barden

I have been a livery here at Collective for over two years now with my horse Fox. I work full time so time is of the essence for me. I love the fact that I can come up to Collective early in the morning and have the first lesson with Liza first thing. I have a very large, very young dressage horse, so one of the best things for me about being here is that whenever we have a problem with our training, there is always an answer. Liza is my main trainer, but Alex has helped me out from time to time and Jonny rides Fox as well. We always feel like we’re moving forward even though he’s not the most straightforward horse to deal with. The girls take care of him after my lesson. They wash him off and he can come back into his stable, and in the meantime I am off to work and I get there on time. Some of the best things about being here are that everyone is so friendly and helpful, and always has a smile, and whatever you need, somebody will help you out with.”
Debbie Cole

Debbie Cole

Latest updates and blog

Collective for the win!

Forget the World Cup. The three trainers who run Chew Magna based Collective Equestrian are all vying for the top spot at the moment, having each enjoyed success on the professional rider circuit over the last few weeks.

David Sheerin BHSI presents Elizabeth Allen with her BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach award at the 2018 British Horse Society Convention - Hartpury Arena, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom - 26 March 2018

Liza steps up to Stage 5 Performance Coach

Collective Equestrian is celebrating another coup this month, after Elizabeth (Liza) Allen was awarded her Stage 5 Performance Coach in Complete Horsemanship (formerly known as BHSI qualification) at the BHS International Convention at Hartpury.

March 2018 Update & Results

March was an exciting month for the doggles as they had their first encounter with snow (twice!), we were lucky that the horses routine wasn’t too disrupted thanks to our facilities. Even the grass canter track came into its own for team sledging activities!



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⭐️ We need your input ⭐️

Here at Collective we are all about training both horse AND rider. Now so many of you are making great progress training your horses. We thought it would be a great idea to offer a pathway that will allow you, as a rider, to get fitter in order to be the rider your horse needs you to be.

So our question is .......

“How many of you would be interested in group rider fitness sessions with Alex Harrison Dressage here at collective?”

And if so would you prefer early AM or PM ?

Let us know by either sending us a message or commenting below !
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I would be interested x

Very interested. PM would be ideal x

Yes PM

would need to be a weekend am preferably

Yes, and depending on what day would depend on time as work different shifts x

I would be interested if very early or late (I work stupid hours) x

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A few last minute slots for anyone wishing to join Pole work clinic with Elizabeth Allen this weekend? ...

 

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Liza, can you fit me in?

What time slots are they?

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1 week ago

Collective Equestrian

Our Collective TeamQuest riders are off to a super start this season, they have been busy training with Elizabeth over the winter! Most of these riders are also part of our Collective Kid's Club - if you haven't heard about this get in touch to find out more! Summer Camp dates will be coming soon!!Last Sunday saw the first show for our Collective Quest Club BD riders at Mendip Plains Equestrian Centre, they all got the season off to a fantastic start, as well as keeping Elizabeth Allen rather busy for the day! Collective Dreams won the u21Team competition, with new member Charli Buck scoring a fantastic 71.5%, closely followed by Emma O'Connor on 70%. Ellie Harrington also made her debut with 69%! Catherine Collins also rode a good test to help the team win! In 3rd place were Collective Dream makers - Lily Burge led the way on 65%, closely followed by new rider Grace Wall, Holly Cooke and Olivia O'Connor. It is worth adding the average age for this team is not quite 10! Collective Dreams took 4th place, doing really well with just 3 riders this time - Grace Churton led the way, followed by Ruby Milsom and new member Poppy Standing! In the end Collective Dreamcatchers didn't have enough scores to count, but 5 year old Chloe Clinton rode a fantastic Intro test, as did Phoebe Wills! Emma O'Connor was also 2nd in the MyQuest Novice on a super 67%! ...

We wanted to take a chance to talk-up some of the incredible people that make-up Collective Equestrian. From our great clients to our fantastic team - each is part of a journey where the horses form part of what makes them whole.

Few could fail to marvel that on one day Sarah Barden and Boris can be seen refining their flying changes & canter half passes while on the next they are sailing over a large and complex canter grid and on another they are boxing-up for cross country training. Competitively, the combination have competed to Intermediate level eventing and advanced medium dressage level. Meanwhile, Sarah's professional life is both intellectually demanding and intense. Yet, it is a rare day when she does not come to the yard - often not finishing her riding until well into the evening. Sarah is incredibly generous with her time - being involved with Equestrian Training South West, having helped with the jumping training of some of Alex Harrison Dressage's dressage horses, and having successfully competed King Caspar for Jonny Clarke-West.

Sarah and Boris were our very first clients. It would be hard to think of Collective Equestrian without them. Boris has always been quite a favourite with the team and suffice to say that Sarah is loved by everyone.

Sarah is pictured here riding her partner in equestrian crime, Boris.

#feedtowin #fedondandh #Dodsonandhorrell
#baleno #amerigosaddles
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We wanted to take a chance to talk-up some of the incredible people that make-up Collective Equestrian. From our great clients to our fantastic team - each is part of a journey where the horses form part of what makes them whole.

Few could fail to marvel that on one day Sarah Barden and Boris can be seen refining their flying changes & canter half passes while on the next they are sailing over a large and complex canter grid and on another they are boxing-up for cross country training. Competitively, the combination have competed to Intermediate level eventing and advanced medium dressage level. Meanwhile, Sarahs professional life is both intellectually demanding and intense. Yet, it is a rare day when she does not come to the yard - often not finishing her riding until well into the evening. Sarah is incredibly generous with her time - being involved with Equestrian Training South West, having helped with the jumping training of some of Alex Harrison Dressages dressage horses, and having successfully competed King Caspar for Jonny Clarke-West.

Sarah and Boris were our very first clients. It would be hard to think of Collective Equestrian without them. Boris has always been quite a favourite with the team and suffice to say that Sarah is loved by everyone. 

Sarah is pictured here riding her partner in equestrian crime, Boris. 

#feedtowin #fedondandh #Dodsonandhorrell
#baleno #amerigosaddlesImage attachment

 

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This is genuinely lovely, thank you! 😘. I saw it yesterday but was a bit lost for words then... still am really... Suffice it to say Boris is thrilled to bits to have made it on to the Collective Hall of FB Fame 😎

LEG ENDS!!! 🤩

Sarah Barden that is a lovely and well deserved write up, good on ya :D

Sarah and Boz are absolute legends in my eyes too, what a lovely lovely write up!! ❤️

👌👍🏻😍

Great partnership x

Great partnership. We all love a bit of Mrs Barden and Boris. Great write up x

Oops... as anyone knows it should be ‘hear hear ‘ ! Or roughly translated ‘ I agree’ ! Xxx

How fantastic! Well done Sarah Barden! xxx

Here here!

Awesome pictures Sarah Barden 👌🐎😎 xx

Super star Sarah

And Sarah is so friendly and helpful to visitors to Collective xx

Awesome pair 💗💗 x

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