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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.

We have recently been awarded the BHS "highly commended" approvals award across the board, along with being awarded 5 STARS by the ERYC. 


Collectively we have over 80 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.

All our staff are qualified coaches with either the BHS or the ABRS. 


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 :

Janice Chadwick  - Head Instructor -  BHS Level 4 Senior Eventing & Dressage Coach, Level 4 Groom, Level 3 Complete Horsemanship Coach & BHS Accredited coach (APC).



Andrew Chadwick -  BHS Level 3 Complete Horsemanship Dressage, Level 3 Centre Coach & Bishop Burton National Diploma Equitation. 




Yard Manager & Stable Management Coach -

Jenna Whitaker - BHS Business Manager level 5, BHS Senior Yard Manager Level 4, Horse Care level 4 & UKCC I.


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Jenna Whitaker BHS Stage 5 Accredited professional APC
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Katie Smith - BHS Stage 2 Coach in Complete Horsemanship & Bishop Burton Level 3 Equine, & BSc Equine sports science & coaching. 

Catherine Jewsbury - BHS Stage 1 Complete. ABRS Equestrian Coach Level 1. 


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Catherine Jewsbury horse riding instructor

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

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