Booking Forms

Booking and Registration forms:

Membership form:

All courses at the Arrow Equestrian Centre at Weston House Farm unless otherwise stated.
Contact Sue Nevill-Parker for booking forms and further details; Tel: 01544 388 321, e-mail: info@arrowequestrian.co.uk

Work in Hand Class

Christine English jumping her own horse in the unusual "Total Contact Saddle"

Fillippe Valenca - Half Pass

Christine and Slipper

2019 Diary Dates

Ongoing throughout the Year
Sue has spent many years analysing riders position and helping them to correct long standing issues. She specialises in Rider Biomechanics combining ridden and dismounted work. Sue gives Private lessons and short courses throughout the year, any day of the week by prior arrangement. There is a small collection of trained Arrow horses that can teach you how to apply seat, leg and rein aids with precision and finesse. They will also teach you the finer points of the more advanced exercises such as lateral work, counter canter, pirouettes, flying changes etc.. or you can bring your own horse for guidance on how to improve your training. In addition, the custom made Racewood Equine Simulator "Blackberry" can be used as a warm up and/or for position analysis and correction. Changes and long term improvements can be made on this amazing machine in a relatively short time even the most hardened sceptic has been amazed at how useful this machine is.

Bookings and deposits for clinics and courses must be received in advance and deposits are non refundable. Please use the booking form on this website and if this is your first visit to Arrow you will be required to fill out a rider registration form. Both forms together with a membership form are available on this website. Please check availability with Sue before sending any bookings.

Private lessons can be arranged with Sue by e-mail or telephone, (best time to call is between 6 and 7.30pm - Tel: 01544 388321). Generally, pupils prepare and put away their horses themselves although there is always someone on the yard to help, so please allow time for this. Cancellations may be charged.

Please note that membership of the Arrow Equestrian Club may entitle you to discounts on lessons and courses. Please go to the Club page for more information.

Work in Hand with Sue Nevill-Parker
From January 2019 they will be held every Thursday at 10.30am and will continue through the Spring and into the Summer, weather permitting. Newcomers are welcome to join us but if you have not worked in hand before, please book in for the 30 minute introductory session at 10am before the main class. This will enable you to continue your practice at your own level from 10.30 while "the regulars" will be doing more advanced work. This will ensure that newcomers are not overwhelmed and the more experienced will not be held up. The Work in Hand session is one hour long but you may continue with ridden work for an extra 30 minutes at an additional cost. Bookings must be 2 weeks in advance.
Cost is £20, £18 for Arrow Members. Additional 30 minute ridden work £10

Craniosacral work, Feldenkrais/Pilates and Alexander Technique
Work off the horse is extremely useful when ironing out position faults, stiffness, crookedness etc. It also enhances general body awareness and I assure you, your horse will notice the difference! All visiting practitioners have their own private practices so are only available on selected dates. They offer private lessons and classes, which can be combined with riding or a session on the equine simulator with Sue. Sessions tend to get booked week on week so please contact Sue or the practitioner well in advance if you want to join us.

Sarah Merriam Pierce, (Feldenkrais and Pilates) has established a regular class on alternate Sundays at 2pm. She is also available for private sessions and Taster sessions on additional days by arrangement. Please text or phone her direct.
Tel: 07709 213 193 or 01600 716 996
Cost Class £17, private £57, Arrow Members £52

Joy Morris, is an occasional visitor who teaches Work in Hand and Long Reining, Feldenkrais and Craniosacral therapies, TTEAM and more.... Her clinics are always popular and she teaches regularly from her own base in Oxfordshire.
Tel: 07866 567 447
Cost POA

Chris English, (Alexander Technique), visits Arrow on Friday/Saturday once every couple of months. I contact her regular pupils when I know she is coming so please get in touch if you want to be put on my contact list or contact her directly.
Tel: 07808 157 836
Cost £51 Arrow Members £46

Nick Webb, (Tai Chi), is offering practice sessions on Friday evenings at 6:30pm. Nick has studied martial arts and Tai Chi for many years and uses it to great effect in his riding. Nick will be focusing on exercises which relate to riding and no previous experience is required. Those who have joined this class over the last few weeks have found the sessions both relaxing and enlightening. Nick runs his own training stables and specialises in breaking in young horses and helping horses with training issues. My Lusitano, Artista, regularly goes to Nick for some jumping experience and Nick is the only person in the UK that I would trust to do this! (See Gallery)
Tel: 01885 483 093 or contact Sue NP, 01544 388 321
Cost £13

Taster Days
On selected dates, Sarah Merriam Pierce and I will be offering introductory rider biomechanic sessions combining ridden work, a dismounted session with Sarah (Feldenkrais/ Pilates) and a session on the equine simulator. The total time for an individual will be approx. 2 hours, allowing time for a short break between sessions.
Cost £95 per person. If you would like to come with a friend or a group (max 4), sessions will be shared and the cost will be reduced by £10 per person.


Arrow Days
This is a day for theory and practice starting at 10.30am and finishing at 3.30pm with a break for lunch. It includes a theory and DVD session, a group ride and an Awareness through Movement class. There is a common theme for all 3 sessions during the day with the aim being to thrash out some common misunderstandings and difficulties! It is offered to Arrow members at the special price of just £37 but non members can join us for £65 for the day, numbers permitting. Bring your own lunch.


2019 Diary Dates

April

7th ‘Biomechanics & Physiotherapy in Horses’ 2pm – 4.30pm with Iris Ege.
Biomechanics and physiotherapy in horses – hype based on myth or a genuine approach? A lot of horse training is based on traditions, some of it good, some of it not so good . Some methods have been researched and “time tested” but many popular methods are neither time tested nor evidence based and in some cases have been shown to be against the horse’s nature yet they are still promoted by some “top” trainers. Knowing Anatomy and Biomechanics can improve our understanding of this complex subject and help us to work our horses in an holistic way and know when veterinary or remedial treatments becomes necessary. This lecture demo will enable you to look at old and new ideas from a fresh angle.
Cost £15 Arrow Members £12
14th Sarah Merriam Pierce Feldenkrais (ATM class at 2pm)
21-25th Arrow Group visit to Portugal
28th Sarah Merriam Pierce Feldenkrais (ATM class at 2pm)

May

17-19th Christine English, Alexander Technique
26th Arrow Day.

June

9th Sarah Merriam Pierce Feldenkrais (ATM class at 2pm)
23rd Arrow Day

July

7th Sarah Merriam Pierce Feldenkrais (ATM class at 2pm)
19th-21st Classical Dressage with Filipa Valenca. Ridden places are full but if you would like your name to be put on the waiting list, please get in touch with Sue. Lessons cost 100 euros each plus a school fee of £20per lesson. Stabling and accommodation is available. Spectators welcome £15 per day

August

4th Arrow Day
17th August 17th Arror Equestrian Club AGM and Lunch


Bookings and Cancellations Please ensure that you check with the organiser or practitioner to confirm times and dates. Booking at least a week in advance makes it easier for us to arrange schedules. If you have to cancel – and we all recognise that sometimes it is a sudden emergency – you must contact the person directly, not via email, otherwise charges will be made.