Stonar Riding Academy
The Stonar Riding Academy supports our most adept riders with a more dynamic competition experience and access to the highest levels of coaching expertise.
In our first year, we were rewarded with:
- Team and Individual Qualifications for the British Show Jumping Winter Championships - with a win in the 80cms Championship, runners-up in the 90cms Championships, plus individual placings
- Regional Championships qualification for the British Dressage Team Quest
- Team and Individual Qualifications for the British Show Jumping National Championships
Membership to the Academy is by invitation from the Director of Riding.
Members of the Academy come under the direction of a dedicated Academy Coach who provides training sessions throughout the term and supports pupils at team competitions.
Teams are selected from our Academy to compete regularly in NSEA, British Show Jumping Just for Schools, and British Dressage Team Quest competitions.
Membership to the Academy is by invitation from the Director of Riding based on the following criteria:
Continuing participation in riding lessons and contributing to the equestrian community at Stonar
Achievement of 3 top-five placings in any NSEA competitions within the current or preceding year
Competing in BE 80 classes or above (for riders in Year 8 or below consideration will be given to equivalent level in unaffiliated or Pony Club competition)
Competing in BD Novice classes or above and achieving a percentage of at least 62% (for riders in Year 8 or below BD Intro/Preliminary will be considered)
Competing in BS British Novice classes or above
Competing in other disciplines may be taken into consideration. Riders who show a large amount of potential without competition results may be considered. Riders must have their own horse on which to compete for the Academy and school teams.
Elizabeth Allen BHSI
British Dressage Accredited Coach
Pony Club Accredited Coach
In addition to the highly experienced coaches at Stonar, the Equestrian Centre regularly welcomes Elizabeth Allen to the School to support our Academy riders in training and at competitions.
Elizabeth trains a wide range of riders from those just starting out, to young riders competing at FEI level. Elizabeth works with dressage riders, eventer and showjumpers.
Explore our world-class onsite Equestrian Centre.