International Centre of Excellence for Rider Biomechanics


Volunteers (age 14+) are welcome at Overdale, whatever their previous experience with horses. Our horses are generally quiet and well mannered, so ideal for those with little experience of working around the yard. Duties for volunteers include mucking out, poo picking in the fields, grooming, tack cleaning, feeding and sometimes exercising too.

We prefer our volunteers to be able to assist on a fairly regular basis, so they get used to the yard routine. Half or full days each week are ideal, although other arrangements may also work. You can also help as a volunteer before/after your lessons.

Call Karin to discuss further on 01993 832 520.

Supervision Scheme

Overdale is an outstanding base for students, offering intensive training for working pupils from two weeks to one year, with nearby accommodation, daily coaching, and the opportunity to bring your own horse.

Many pupils come back again and again to enjoy the friendly Overdale expertise.

Intensive riding courses are also available. Why not make a holiday of it, stay in the village and see the local area as well.

Past Students

Our past students have come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, with an equally wide range of motivations:

We have also had students from the USA visiting here to improve their riding in their summer holidays.

“Karin, thank you so much for teaching me how to ride. Having spent 30 years and thousands of pounds on lessons, being confused and never feeling in control, i.e. always anxious and not really enjoying riding.

I found you and after only a handful of lessons, where you’ve explained everything so clearly and identified several reasons why I haven’t been in control.

Today’s lesson was great and I feel for the first time in my life that I’m riding, more in control and loving it… if only I’d found you all those years ago.

Heartfelt thanks, Louise.

Now back to my breathing and my riding hat!”Louise



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