Ethical Equine Performance at Ashen Equestrian Centre - Unique by Design

Established in 2005 and built and run for the discerningforward thinking horse-owner who wants to make lasting improvements to their riding and truly values the relationship with their horse(s)


We consistently work towards our clients goals without using:

Gadgets... Force... or Punishment...

Pami_contact_2 Becky Chapman, teaching "feel" down the reins at a lecture demo says,

"Since we opened in 2005 I have had a clear idea of the sort of welcoming, non discipline specific yard I want Ashen E.C. to be. I knew I never wanted my clients to experience the feelings of being an outsider which I so often witnessed and experienced as a rider and as a coach. I am absolutely confident that clients visiting Ashen E.C. will feel and be supported in their learning. What you book is what we deliver. What you expect and want is what you will achieve or exceed." (To find out more about Becky click here.)

  • Hairy native, pure or part-bred, ex-racehorse or competition horse
  • Nervous / novice, or elite rider
  • Your horse and you will be welcomed - your values and beliefs respected      

A visit to Ashen E.C. provides a total immersion learning experience.

All of Becky's courses are designed to optimise your learning and Ashen E.C. is a haven for you and your horse to get away from it all and to feel and be supported.

Small and with no permanent liveries Ashen E.C. is given over to our course participants and course places are strictly limited to ensure quality of delivery.

You may choose to stay on-site in your horsebox or in the bunk house or enjoy one of the lovely hotels or B&B's local to Ashen E.C.


Ashen E.C was designed and built by Chris Chapman of Ashen Oak and all horses, whether used to being stabled or managed "naturally" settle easily and quickly.

The "stables" are double size, the back section rubber matted, with automatic drinkers, hay bars and dust-free bedding, the front section under cover with post and rail fencing so that your horse can choose to socialise with its neighbours.

Ashen E.C. also has individual paddocks if you would like your horse turned-out during your course.

Click here to find out more about the facilities at Ashen E.C.

We offer a wide range of training options so that each of our visitors can select those which suit them best including Courses and Horsey Holidays.

Please contact us if you would like assistance in selecting the best options for you or to book and informal visit to Ashen E.C

Please visit our "Feedback & Photos" page to hear and see some of the dramatic improvements made by visitors to Ashen E.C.

Simulator7E1Ashen E.C is the home of "Strider Brown" the computerised Riding Simulator

Ashen E.C's Becky Chapman also offers Courses and your Venue and Clicker Training Courses for you and your horse.


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Your questions and feedback are always welcome.

Please contact us on Tel: 07900 436110 or email

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