Howden Equestrian Centre is a family run riding school, located just outside the town of Howden  on the A614 leading towards Holme Upon Spaldingmoor.



HEC is fully insured and licenced with the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Number AA3243511) and all our staff are BHS qualified.

Our yard has passed strict yearly assessments by the British Horse Society, and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which covers all areas in the inspection  including, the standard of lessons, horse welfare, facilities, risk assessments, Safeguarding etc. This is a gold standard to look for when looking for a suitable establishment.


Collectively we have over 70 years of experience in the training of horse and rider, and have previously trained riders of all ages in several local riding schools. Our chief instructor is qualified as a BHS Level 4 senior coach, BHSAI (ITT) &  BHS Accredited Coach.


We are a small friendly business, where your enjoyment and development are of upmost importance  to us.  All our horses/ponies are carefully selected by us, to give the best possible experience for riders of all levels.



About us



The Team :

Instructors -

Janice Chadwick  - BHSAI (ITT), Level 4 Senior Coach & Groom & BHS  Accredited coach


Andrew Chadwick -  BHS Level 3 Coach, & National Diploma Equitation 

& Yard Manager -

Jenna Whitaker  - BHS Senior Groom Level 4 & UKCC I.



We are delighted to have been awarded BHS "Where to train" & BHS Examination Centre status. We are also rated as "Highly Commended" in our Horse Welfare, Tuition standards, and Legislative Compliance by the British Horse Society. In 2020 we were also awarded 5 STARS  by ERYC.