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

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

Lessons completed


Horses bathed


Stables mucked out


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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12 hours ago

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⭐️We are super proud this week !⭐️

Yesterday Kathryn Shannon and livery Lisande went to West Wilts Equestrian Centre and did us proud.

Shannon and Lisande contested the Medium level classes. Shannon has been training hard with Alex over the last year and made a huge jump from Prelim to Medium in that short space of time and keep getting better and better looking more settled in the ring each time.
Lisande did a great job riding her stallion, Hyperion, round his first test since moving over from Dubai (Definitely a temperature difference from the last time he competed) they have been working with Liza the last few months.

And an absolutely MAHOOSIVE well done to Kathryn who earned her tailcoat yesterday competing in her first ever Prix St George test on Alex’s old horse Ruben. Kathryn has been with us 3 years now and put in so much hard work, it has been a tough road but she keeps pushing herself and this is proof that hard work pays off! 💪💪

2 weeks ago

Collective Equestrian

We are looking for someone to come and join our successful team! An apprentice position is available with a start date ASAP!

See below post and video for more details about the role!

If this looks like something you are interested in please email with a covering email and your CV!

Collective Equestrian
Apprentice Position Available - Start Date Asap. We are looking for an apprentice to join our successful team. The position is live-in and your own horse is welcome. 5.5 days per week, 4 weeks paid holiday per year. Livery and training included your own horse. Accommodation included and all live-in utility bills paid for. £500 salary per month. An apprenticeship at Collective Equestrian means you get plenty of training from the three international dressage riders on site. It suits someone who is motivated and is looking to progress both competitively and professionally. Staff on site are qualified to UKCC3 and BHSI standard. Top class facilities including indoor and outdoor arenas, monarch stables within two american barns. Fantastic newly refurbished accommodation on site. Range of horses on site from youngsters to eventers to international Grand Prix dressage. Please email your application and CV to For more information about Collective Equestrian, please visit

Well done to Alex Harrison Dressage for receiving The Graduate Trophy at the National convention earlier today !


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Book a lesson this weekend (23rd - 25th) and get £5 off!

Click the book now tab at the top of the page and dont miss out!

*Lessons must be taken by 31/12/18. This offer does not apply to any off-site lessons and can not be added onto to current offers*

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