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We are one of the leading horse riding training centres in the UK. Regardless of whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced rider, our ethos remains the same. At Hallingbury Hall Equestrian Centre we pride ourselves on running a professional and happy yard, offering a teaching system where both horses and humans are praised for good work resulting in a positive and highly motivating learning environment.


The training philosophy held by Hallingbury Hall is simple, we strive to empower our customers by providing them with the necessary tool set to improve their riding performance and set them up for success. Riders and horses need to love the sport. We encourage a ‘can do’ mentality, urging riders not to dwell on their mistakes but rather to join together all the good elements and focus that energy on a positive outcome. Plus to enjoy themselves!

The Team

Providing expert tuition to riders at all levels

Sally Hardwick

Sally is the driving force behind Hallingbury Hall and works alongside her daughter Alex running the overall business operation as well as actively teaching. She has qualified and successfully competed in eight National Dressage Championships. Sally is a listed dressage judge and an international dressage trainer. She has three competition horses who are all competing at PSG and above. Sally has her BHSI (SM).

Alex Hardwick

Alex is 24 and lives, breathes and sleeps horses! Having been around them all her life, she couldn’t imagine doing anything else! Alex plays a key role in running the family stable/training yard at Hallingbury Hall and is involved in all aspects of the yard: caring for the horses, teaching customers, training staff and creating a happy environment for everyone. Alex teaches a wide variety of pupils, from children to adults, from beginners to advanced levels and always strives to help them achieve their goals. As a highly accomplished dressage rider, Alex has won nine international titles and two national titles. She is a member of the World Class Development programme that identifies talented individuals and prepares them to perform on the Olympic stage. In 2012, Alex won the prestigious title of British Dressage Young Professional of the Year.

In 2015 Alex and Donauwein were ranked eighth in the FEI world rankings for Under 25 Grand Prix riders. The highest placed UK rider. Alex is trained by Sally and Carl Hester.

Track Alex’s journey in her bid to represent Team GB at a future Olympics by following her on face book.

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When the international journey began in 2012

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