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Coaching & Apprenticeships


Tina Canton is a BHSI and a UKCC level 3 coach.

She aims to support riders and work with them to build confidence. The basics will always be improved but sessions are varied and fun with lots of homework! Sessions can be tailored to your requirements, so it is possible to do half flat and half jump to get maximum value.

Pole work sessions can also be used as these can be easily replicated at home. Grids sessions early season get horses and riders going and course jumping both on grass (weather permitting!) and a surface are available.

We also have an expanding XC field including ditches, banks, water and lots of ‘skinnies’ so the technical side of XC can be done without extra hire costs.

Tina is available for private, shared and group sessions and clinics both from her base at The Tinderbox and out at other external venues. Clinics are run throughout the season at local XC courses, including Norton Disney, Grange-de-lings, Newton and Field Farm Wymswold.

These are aimed at all levels with the first groups being for young and green horses and riders wanting to build confidence and establish good basics. The sessions can then progress onto getting ready for your first event, moving up to 90,100 and Novice. They are a great way of having fun with a group of like minded people and learning at the same time. Keep an eye on our calendar and Facebook as dates will be on there.

Prices for lessons are as follows

Private session – £45
Shared session – £35
Clinics – £30 each

Goal setting and planning session £25

XC clinics at external venues £50 including hire fee

Clinics need to be paid for in advance using our online payment system. Full refund if your space gets filled.

Our current clinic groups are.

  1. Pole work
  2. 60cm – 80cm
  3. 80cm – 90cm
  4. 90cm – 1m
  5. 1m +

Please let me know at time of booking what session you require. Times will be done the Wednesday before.

When at external venues, course hire charges will also apply (unless stated). Gift certificates for lessons / Clinics are also available to purchase. Valid for 1 year.

We are also holding some other types of clinic – so far booked we have;

Andy Milner doing Fairfax Bridle fitting clinics

Andy Thomas doing rider physio clinics – focusing on rider symmetry

Goal setting and calendar organising clinics with Tina


Here at the Tinderbox we are a training base for Stubbing Court Training. We train level 2 & 3 Apprentices. This is a fantastic system as the students are learning on the job and getting paid. They also have plenty of external support and have 1 day a month at College.

The apprentices do all the jobs that top level grooms would be expected to do, including riding, competition grooming, clipping, plaiting and day to day care.

The variety of horses that we have in ensures that they never stop learning! It is a 5 day week, with some weekend work. hours are 8am-5pm and travel expenses are paid. This is a fantastic training opportunity for students who do not wish to stay in an academic environment.



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