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
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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

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We're delighted to welcome Alex Harrison Dressage of Collective Equestrian to the WOW Saddles family. Alex was on the Young Rider team for the 2018 Europeans, is a BD Accredited trainer and BD List 3A Judge, and also holds his UKCC3 qualification.. He invited us to fit two of his horses. Horelja L is an 8yo mare standing over 17.2hh, now competing at PSG and about to step up to Inter 1. Her long back and general conformation has tended to send her saddle forward. His team horse 9yo Hanoverian Diamond Hill (Damo) is making his mark at Grand Prix. His favourite thing is an impressive extended walk, but he has been finding one-time changes right to left more difficult.
Alex said "David took plenty of time to ensure the saddle set-up was right for the horses and for me. Over the next two or three days, I found I needed subtle changes in my communication, but both horses were definitely softer over their backs and the one-times magically came right almost immediately. An indication of how much better Damo was working through was that when Anneliese Lewis came to check the fit after a week, he had muscled up still further and needed to go up a headplate size.
"Damo's first public outing in his new saddle was at Keysoe's CDI*** show. After a frightening encounter with a pink microphone on day one, he got better and better and we pulled off a PB in the Freestyle to Music U25GP to finish second. I can't wait to get Lula out to Vale View at the end of the month."
You can see the fab one-time changes in Alex's video www.facebook.com/Alexharrisondressage/videos/675751643069659
To feel the benefit of a WOW Saddle on your horse, whatever level you are working at, visit bit.ly/WOW_retailers to find your local retailer and arrange a demo.
#twohearts #dancingshoes #dressage #saddlefitting #dressagehorses
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Congratulations to Alex and Damo - following a strong Grand Prix performance, they pulled off a serious score in the GP Freestyle at Keysoe CDI.

Herein, some clips from the Freestyle.
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