All lessons/hacks must be paid for in advance online or over the phone whilst making the bookings. 



Waterstock Dressage & Riding School (License number 20358) provides excellent riding and horsemanship tuition to children and adults, from beginners to advanced. 

We are a certified centre with the Pony Club of Great Britain which allows our members to complete the full range of tests and badges available and attend all different types of pony club rallies and instruction days.  We also join up with other pony clubs and share summer camps and other activities.

Our qualified instructors have years of experience teaching to all levels of pupils across different equine disciplines from dressage to showjumping to eventing.  Our facilities are really first class, with a super 20m x 40m indoor arena with mirrors, seated viewing gallery and audio facilities plus a lovely quiet outdoor arena.

***Activity days during half terms and school holidays ***

15% discount on block bookings of 10 lessons when joining group lessons (held throughout the weekends and after school)

Please call 07775 854474 or yard mobile (text) 07711 276996.  Email:

Who we are at Waterstock:-

Arabella Whelan, Proprietor of Waterstock Dressage & Riding School. - Trains and competes in British Dressage for the past 20 years and currently competes to Prix St. George and Intermediate 1 levels whilst training to Grand Prix level.  Notable trainers include Henrietta Anderson, part of the British Dressage International team, Holger Munstermann, top Olympic level international dressage trainer from Germany, Yogi Breisner - Chef d'Equipe of the British Evening Team and now supports the Swedish Eventing team, Nicky Barrett UK National Champion at Grand Prix level and now trains the Spanish team.  

Arabella has prolific wins on her top mare Belladonna Hit and with whom was 2 x Midlands Regional Champion and competed at National Championships.  With her other horses Future Trend has won and been placed at PSG, Inter I, Advanced Medium at Premier League and Regional level.  With Feur Noir has won and been place up to Medium level top 3 placings at Regional level and competed at National Championships.

Prior to dressage, Arabella was training manager at high end showjumping stud based in Tuscany, Italy backing and producing young showjumping stallions and preparing for performance testing and sales. She has extensive showjumping and eventing competition experience both professionally and personally.  She also worked for Kerry Packer as part of his winning Gold Cup high goal polo teams, Ellerston.  Arabella completed her British Horse Society exams for stable management and teaching in 1990 whilst at New Hall School for her A Levels.  She also was an active team member of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray Pony Club completing her Pony Club efficiency tests, eventing, cross county, showjumping and dressage through her childhood years.

Sophie Brown - Our Riding School Manager has a top degree in Equine Sciences and is a UK Level 2 Certified Coach.  Sophie regularly competes in showjumping and cross country with her 2 super young horses as well as regular dressage training.

Mikayla Collins - Mikayla successfully completed her apprenticeship with us a couple of years ago and is training towards her ongoing coaching certificates as well as bringing on her own horse and training with us.  Mikayla is fantastic with children and adults who need confidence building, with her sympathetic and soft approach.