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Meet the team 

 

Access Equestrian started in 2023 as a way for you to access lectures and tuition wherever you are around the world. Yard visits are also available for ridden tuition, please contact for further information.

 

Below you will find details of our Lecturers/coaches. 

Sarah Mollett


BHSI (SM) BHS Stage 4 Senior Eventing Coach, Accredited Professional Coach, BSc (Hons) Equine Management, DTTLS

 

Sarah has been around horses since she can remember. She has many years competition experience in Dressage up to Advanced Medium Level and Grassroots Eventing. In 2006 she competed at National Young Rider level at the U25 National Championships and then continued on with BYRDS, training up to Grand Prix level dressage. In 2009 she completed a BSc (Hons) in Equine Management which cemented her career in the industry and then went on to manage a large yard of 65 horses. She has completed her BHS Stage 5 Performance Centre Manager (BHSI SM) and BHS Stage 4 Senior Eventing Coach qualification and now is aiming to achieve the BHSI or Level 5 Performance coach. Sarah was Stable Yard Manager and Commercial Manager at Hadlow College and Yard Manager at Hartpury University and College. In 2022 Sarah was Stable Manager for the Hartpury FEI CDI 3*, CPEDI 3* and Premier League Festival of Dressage, the Show Jumping Spectacular, the Hartpury 2*, 3* and 4* Horse Trials and finally the European Championships for Juniors and Young Riders in Dressage and Eventing. This has provided Sarah with invaluable experience of managing top level horses and working with the riders, owners, teams and Chef D'Equipes to ensure smooth running of the yards and competition and high standards of horse care and welfare. 

 

Sarah has also trained many students over the years who have gone on to have great success in the industry. Grooms that Sarah has supported have gone on to work for international riders at the highest level. She has trained grooms that have gone to the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Show jumping grooms at HOYS, Olympia and Hickstead internationals, travelling grooms flying with horses all over the world to competitions for riders such as Ben Maher and also the winner of the Badminton Horse Trials best groom award. 

 

Sarah has lectured on FE and HE courses for many years including during COVID-19 Lockdowns where online learning became a huge part of our everyday and where the idea for Access Equestrian began. Sarah has also a high success rate for candidates achieving their BHS exams from Stage 1 through to Stage 5 and also Pony Club A Test holders. Sarah also enjoys working on her own CPD and is aiming to complete her BHSI qualification in 2024 and also look to undertake an MSc in Sports Coaching. 

Alongside setting up Access Equestrian, Sarah is currently freelancing; working for international event riders as well as working at Hartpury University and College on their main yard and coaching and riding, and also in the Equine Therapy centre, operating both their High Speed Treadmill and Water Treadmill for walk in clients and those on livery. 

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Jessica Richardson
 

BHSI Eventing Ride, BHS Stage 4 Senior Eventing Coach, Pony Club A Test, Accredited Professional Coach, BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Jessica started riding when she was four years old, and got her first pony at eight.  Right from the start Jessica was immersed in Pony Club education, starting right at the beginning with her E test, regularly attending all rallies and training, and being selected for all Junior and Senior Area teams including Eventing, Dressage, Showjumping and Mounted Games and been to a number of Pony Club Championships.  Jessica continued with her Pony Club education, working through the levels and in 2022 achieved the prestigious 'A Test'.  Having now come to the end of her Pony Club career, she now returns to camps and rallies regularly to teach, both mounted and unmounted to all ages and levels.

 The Pony Club exams and training received by Jessica at a young age provided a pathway into the British Horse Society and formal academia.  At 16 Jessica completed her BHS Stage 1 and has since worked hard now to be at the top of the qualifications.  At just 24 years old, she has achieved her full Stage 5 Eventing Ride and is looking to complete her Stage 5 Care and Coaching exams by 2024.  Her ultimate goal is to become a Fellow of the BHS.

Alongside her BHS Exams, Jessica has completed a BSc(Hons) degree in Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and hopes to go on to do a MSc in Sports Coaching.  Jessica has worked in the equine industry from a very young age, first starting out working for a dealer of children's ponies from age 9, around school and on weekends, sometimes riding up to 8 horses a day.  As Jessica got older, she continued to use her riding experience to be a freelance rider around her degree and also began teaching when she gained her BHS PTT (Stage 2 Teach) exam.  Jessica then started working at Hadlow College, and became Yard Manager there and also acting Commercial Manager for a period of time.  In this time, Jessica taught both FE, HE and staff in practical stable management and riding and also cared for 64 horses of all ages and types. She very much enjoyed teaching the students and her love for coaching grew whilst she was there.  This job provided her with invaluable experience, working with diverse personalities, communicating with owners and parents, record keeping and also being able to make decisions under pressure as well as having first hand experience assisting with a number of veterinary situations from foaling to stitching wounds, which always provide the best learning opportunities!  Jessica then moved on to work directly in the industry, now grooming for a 4* Event Rider and continuing to teach and ride around events.

Jessica has a wide range of competition experience having competed BE, BD, BS and BRC and also done non-competitive carriage driving.  Jessica has competed up to BE Novice on a range of horses and in 2021 was runner up in the BE Area Festival Championships. This year she hopes to work towards 2* level.  Jessica has also had a successful BRC career, in her last year of Juniors coming Reserve Champion in the National Eventing Championships on a horse she produced herself. Jessica has showjumped up to 1.25m, and has recently been competing at Newcomers level.  Lastly, Jessica has competed up to Advanced Medium dressage, with hopes of training her horse to PSG.  Alongside Jessica's current competition horse, she also has a 4yo, which she has had since a weanling and is starting to back and ride away with the hopes of producing for the Eventing circuit.

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