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November 2nd, 2018

Next clinic at Turville

Now that the chilly mornings and windy days are upon us, it’s a great time to start up the in hand training. Teach your horse all the lateral work from the ground and encourage core strength with  suppling exercises, a great workout for yourself and your horse!

The first clinic dates 25th of November 2018, here at Turville. Private sessions £50 for 45 minutes. Please e-mail Diane at  for more details and bookings.

see demo/clinic page      or directions for where we are.

July 25th, 2018

Working pupil position

We have a new opening for a working Pupil to join our friendly, family run yard. Looking for someone who is competent with yard work and happy to work with big competition horses, young horses and Stallions with the opportunity to learn in hand work and ride depending on riding ability. Accommodation available.  e-mail for more details.

June 6th, 2018

Next Lecture – Demo at Turville

The next Lecture-Demo at Turville is on Saturday 24th June at 6.30pm see Demo page for further details.

Sophie Fois Artwork will also be open with work on view and for sale during the day and up until 6.30pm




January 16th, 2018

Next in- hand  clinic at Turville : Sunday 4th February 2018  

See Demonstration page for more details

January 16th, 2018

Joanna is now a Horse & Hound Blogger

Joanna has been asked to write regular blogs for Horse & Hound! Take a look at her first one here,

….but here is the start.

Hi everyone,

Welcome to my new blog! I’m so excited to be working with H&H and can’t wait to share all my life adventures with you all.

 Before we get started, let me introduce myself. I’m Joanna Thurman-Baker and I’m a professional dressage rider. At 20 I’m still new to the whole professional world, but I’ve been riding my whole life as my family owned a riding school and then later a Lusitano stud.

November 29th, 2017

Next In – Hand Clinic

In hand clinic Sunday 10th December. A great work out for you and your horse on those cold wet days, improving your horses core strength, teaching them all the lateral work. E-mail for more details or to book.

November 17th, 2017


October 22nd, 2017

Next clinic 4th November

The next in-hand or ridden Clinic will be on 4th November 2017.  Get your winter training started and have a super supple horse, Pilates for horses. 45mins private sessions £50.  Any type or breed of horse welcome.  It helps supple all horses whatever their discipline. Please e-mail for more details or to book.

October 10th, 2017

Sunday 15th October 2017

We are having an Open afternoon here at Turville Valley Stud where you can come along and see what we do. An informal few hours, 2 – 4pm, where we shall be working our horses : from youngsters to Grand Prix with a mix in between. Showing what you can do at home during the winter months even if you only have one shaggy pony and a grass paddock!

Sophie will also be on the yard with her Art if you wanted to see her work. see

All free but please e-mail Diane on so we have an idea of numbers.

This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly.

August 22nd, 2017

Next Clinic Sunday 10th Sept 2017

The next in-hand or ridden Clinic will be on Sunday 10th September 2017.  Would you like to teach your horse Spanish walk, piaffe, half-pass, shoulder in from the ground or get a feeling from riding these movement?  Any make or breed of horse welcome.  It helps supple all horses whatever their discipline. Please e-mail for more details or to book.