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Sarah Banham (nee Woods) A.B.R.S.I.T, BHS III, ABRS Grooms Certificate

Sarah first came to Seechem  Equestrian Ltd in 1999 as a competition groom to Barrister QC, Attorney General and Alibi II. Since this time  she has taught regularly  and is highly appreciated by her group of clients. Sarah teaches on Tuesday and Thursday evening and Saturday day time.



Julie Austin – BHSII registered freelance Instructor

Julie Austin






Julie has competed in Show Jumping up to International level, both in Junior Young Riders and senior categories.

She then went to train at Windmill Hill Riding Academy at Stratford-upon-Avon where she gained her BHSII qualification.

On returning she took over the running of the Riding School at Seechem Equestrian Centre from 1983 to 1998. She then became a freelance instructor.

Julie also successfully competed and won in Dressage up to Advanced Medium level, evented to Intermediate level, Show- and Working Hunters to HOYS and also retrained her Dressage horse ‘No Objection” (Sparkie) to Western Riding Classes.

In 2009, Julie returned to Show Jumping and is again competing up to 1.40m level on Joan Willets (Seechems’ proprietor and Julies’ mother) home bred horses.

Julie mainly teaches clients on their own horses but she also holds regular monthly  clinics.

If you wish to book a lesson or for further information please call Julie on 07788422739.

Julie is also a Complementary Massage Therapist –


David Austin – British Showjumping UKCC Level 3 Coach, BHSAI Reg. freelance coach

David Austin






David trained at Seechem School of Equitation, with Miss Barbara Quinney ( the founder and former owner) from 1972 to 1978. He achieved his BHSAI teaching qualification as well as the prestigious Pony Club A test.

Rider and producer of many top class horses in all equestrian spheres:

-British Show jumping to Grade A level, qualifying and competing at HOYS and Scope, wins include British Novice and Senior Rider Championship

-Working Hunter to HOYS Finalist level

David is a very experienced coach, with a vast depth of knowledge and has true empathy for both horse and rider, allowing him to motivate and improve all standards of rider. David mainly teaches riders with their own horse, either at Seechem Equestrian Centre or other suitable venues.

David also holds regular  90 minute jumping clinics ( group lesson) once a month.

To discuss your requirements or to book a lesson please call David directly on 07788422740


Kirsty Cartwright A.B.R.S.I.T







Kirsty was trained and worked at Seechem Equestrian Centre as yard manager and instructor for a number of years. Kirsty teaches on Monday evening and Friday afternoon/evening. She also runs the Pony Club activities.

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Jane Colley B.H.S.A.I

Jane is Seechem’s riding and road safety officer. She has had connections with Seechem since she was a child. Jane holds regular road safety training sessions and examinations open to Seechem customers and British Horse Society members.