Beechwood Equestrian Centre are keen to promote learning and development, and regularly host clinics with many varied instructors, some of which are profiled below. Contact details for other instructors who teach at Beechwood’s can be supplied on request.

Annette Lewis

Showjumping coach: accredited and UKCC level 3 qualified.

I have been riding since the age of 2; winning pony club  jumping aged 4, as well as winning my first affiliated open aged 6. In addition I was selected for the Junior Europeans team aged 11. I have competed on pony, junior, young rider and senior British teams.

Some of my career highlights include: winning the Vauxhall Young Riders competition at Olympia, the Sunday Telegraph Cup and Speed Horse of the Year at HOYS and have placed 2nd in the Queens Cup on three occasions. Additionally, I have won the Grand Prix at Royal Windsor, been National Ladies Champion at the same venue and have won the Hickstead Derby Trial and placed 2nd in their Speed Derby.

Whilst competing at Olympia I won four competitions and was awarded the Courvoisier Award of Excellence for outstanding performance at the show. In my first two senior British team appearances I jumped double clear. As a licensed british show jumping coach, I have health and safety, child protection and first aid qualifications in addition to being fully insured. Please do not hesitate to contact me on my mobile number: 07985266014

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 When coaching, my speciality is helping with ring and competition skills. I have been coaching for over 25 years and still compete, so I am aware of changes in course design. I coach both adults and children, from inexperienced and nervous pupils to competitors at the highest level- all levels are catered for. Annette Lewis


Juliet Cottey

Fully qualified BHS Stage 4 Senior Coach, BE Accredited and UKCC Level 3 Generic Coach
I am a fully qualified and insured BHS and BE Accredited Coach (registered with the British Horse Society) with over 30 years coaching experience. I also hold current First Aid and Child Protection qualifications.
My first love has always been Eventing and I have competed up to Advanced level including Bramham and Blenheim International Three Day Events. I have also competed up to Foxhunter level British Show jumping and Medium level Dressage.
Please feel free to contact me on 07775698210 or e-mail




 I am passionate about coaching horses and riders of all levels and abilities who are keen to learn and improve their skills and knowledge and most importantly enjoy their horses whatever they choose to do with them. Juliet Cottey



Kim Ratcliffe

National Para judge and British Dressage (BD) trainer.

Formerly a City Corporate banker, who escaped the rat race in 2001 to take up coaching (both equestrian and human) full time, I am also a List 1 dressage judge, a National Para judge and British Dressage (BD) trainer. I am a Certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and some of you may even have heard my voice from running the  British Dressage Championships Radio Nationals radio station. I no longer ride but have extensive experience in the competition arena and my last successes were qualifying  for 2 Winter Championships and Area Festival finals at Hartpury, various regional and area finals and representing Essendon & Epping Forest Dressage Group in the National Riding Club finals.

One of my main interests has always been Dressage to Music classes. I design floor plans for riders in conjunction with Julie Geraghty of Equivsions to produce Dressage to Music packages at all levels from Introductory level to Grand Prix. With my extensive experience of judging at all levels up to Grand Prix  including Para tests I can also help with test riding and improving your performance in the arena, As a qualified NLP practitioner I can also help with changing patterns of unhelpful behaviour which may affect your ability to perform at your best. I am currently undertaking my UKCC level 3 coaching qualification.  Book your sessions with me on 07702023288 or via




With my extensive experience of judging at all levels up to Grand Prix  including Para tests I can also help with test riding and improving your performance in the arena. Kim Ratcliffe