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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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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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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A fantastic day at the lovely Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre!

Jonny Clarke-West took 6yo GZ for his first ever show and he was 2nd in M69 with 68% and won M73 on 70%! 🎉 GZ has been with us since a 4yo and is a half brother to Jonny's top ride Zak, sharing the sire Blue Hors Zack.

Elizabeth Allen and 7yo Frankie won both Advanced Mediums, completing their Summer Regional Qualification on 70%, with Jonny and Enzo coming in 2nd behind Frankie in AM85 on 68% - only Enzo's second show, the first being a year ago!

The horses all look and feel fantastic thanks to Dodson & Horrell and Chloe Dix! 🤩

Thank you to Samii Louise Mendoza for being Super Groom today, our support team of Debbie Cole Martyn Cole and Jane Allen. But also massive thanks to Elizabeth Ashdown Jessica Eyers Kathryn Gallagher, Tegan Jones and Ria Bates - it was a real team effort today, especially unloading the lorry at 10pm before its off out again tomorrow!

Meanwhile, Alex Harrison Dressage held a clinic this afternoon for Equestrian Training South West - Riding Club!
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A fantastic day at the lovely Kings Sedgemoor Equestrian Centre!

Jonny Clarke-West took 6yo GZ for his first ever show and he was 2nd in M69 with 68% and won M73 on 70%! 🎉 GZ has been with us since a 4yo and is a half brother to Jonnys top ride Zak, sharing the sire Blue Hors Zack.

Elizabeth Allen and 7yo Frankie won both Advanced Mediums, completing their Summer Regional Qualification on 70%, with Jonny and Enzo coming in 2nd behind Frankie in AM85 on 68% - only Enzos second show, the first being a year ago!

The horses all look and feel fantastic thanks to Dodson & Horrell and Chloe Dix! 🤩

Thank you to Samii Louise Mendoza for being Super Groom today, our support team of Debbie Cole Martyn Cole and Jane Allen. But also massive thanks to Elizabeth Ashdown  Jessica Eyers  Kathryn Gallagher, Tegan Jones and Ria Bates - it was a real team effort today, especially unloading the lorry at 10pm before its off out again tomorrow! 

Meanwhile, Alex Harrison Dressage held a clinic this afternoon for Equestrian Training South West - Riding Club!

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Congratulations both of you! X

Well done everyone 🏆🏆🏆

congratulations, I am especially pleased that GZ is doing well. His family is enjoying life in the field in DK

RONNIE TRIUMPHANT

Fantastic results for all of you on fire x

Well done Jonny Clarke-West and Elizabeth Allen 👏👏

Well done everyone 🏆🏆🏆

Well done Jonny and Elizabeth

Amazing!! X

Alex got the short straw today especially teaching me and my Irish “elephant” 🙈

Nice write up for Alex Harrison Dressage in Horse & Hound this week with Hero. In not bad company either ! ...

Nice write up for Alex Harrison Dressage in Horse & Hound this week with Hero.  In not bad company either !

We are lucky that due to careful management with us and his previous owners Tommy has never suffered from laminitus, however we are always careful this time of year... especially when the grass starts to grow 🌱in the next few days after all this rain! 🌧

Here is Chloe Dix from Dodson & Horrell giving some tips!

When on Laminitis watch, it is important to ensure that your horse or pony is in optimum body condition for their size and this can be achieved by body condition scoring. It is also important to consider workload, even if your horse or pony isn’t ridden, aim to get them walking in hand a couple of times a day to ensure they don’t gain too much weight. If your horse or pony holds their condition well on pasture and hay alone, it is recommended that you top up with a balancer to ensure that their vitamin and mineral requirements are met as UK forage alone will not provide all the vitamins and minerals they require.
If your horse or pony requires a concentrate feed if they are in harder work, it is important to consider starch level per meal. For a horse or pony prone to laminitis, it is recommended you keep combined starch and sugar level per meal below 1 gram per 1 kg of bodyweight. So for Tommy, this would be 252 grams based on his bodyweight of 252KG. When it comes to restricting grazing, you don’t want to restrict the time out at pasture, but rather the area. The use of a grazing muzzle is also useful to control intake of pasture. For further guidance on devising feeding programmes for the Laminitic horse or pony, please call D&H Nutritional Helpline on +44 (0) 1832 737 300 or visit www.dodsonandhorrell.com to use the live chat with one of our nutritional advisors.
Dodson & Horrell | Horse Feed Specialists
dodsonandhorrell.com
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Collective Kid's Club Summer Camps -

10-11th August - some spaces left

16-18th August - now full, a waiting list is being held!

For more information elizabeth@collectiveequestrian.co.uk
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For some of the Collective horses, hacking is going to be a bit of an extreme sport whilst the young cows opposite us decide terrorising the horses is actually boring... 🙈

The “are we turning left or right” question at the gate now needs some serious contemplation on where the 🐄 are... Thankfully some however couldn’t care less 😅 🐮😱
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For some of the Collective horses, hacking is going to be a bit of an extreme sport whilst the young cows opposite us decide terrorising the horses is actually boring... 🙈

The “are we turning left or right” question at the gate now needs some serious contemplation on where the 🐄 are... Thankfully some however couldn’t care less 😅 🐮😱

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It's funny how the cows don't bother the older horses who are not afraid of them but terrorise the younger ones!

It's funny how the cows don't bother the older horses who are not afraid of them but terrorise the younger ones!

Good practice for dressaging at Mendip Plains Equestrian Centre though!

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Happy to come and give you a lead from a sensible one !!

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