About Us

Wapley Riding School Ltd and Wapley Stables Ltd are a friendly and professional 5 star licensed riding school and livery yard situated near the village of Westerleigh, just off the B4465 towards Codrington.

The Riding School is run by Lucy Hewlett who is a BHS II Qualified instructor and assisted by many experienced grooms and instructors.

We teach riders of all levels from complete beginners to experienced riders from four years of age upwards. We offer events for pre-school children with our mini stars saddle clubs. We also have a range of events and courses for all ages including show jump clinics, LH academy, Own a pony days and many more. Please see our Events and Courses pages.

Lucy is also available for freelance teaching on your own horse at your yard or at Wapley Stables. Lucy is registered and Insured through the BHS. Lucy has competed at many events nationwide including a win at Aintree and Blue Chip championships. Lucy is available to school your ponies/horses to prepare them for competition. We also offer various livery options including competition schooling livery - please contact us for more information.

Lucy Hewlett Aintree show jumping final
Lucy Hewlett show jumping dorset
Horses in field at Wapley Stables

Staff and Volunteers

Lucy Hewlett BHSII

Lucy Hewlett is a BHS II riding instructor at Wapley Stables. Lucy owns 6 horses who she competes including 1 event horse, 4 show jumpers and a 3 year old who she is producing to eventually compete.

When Lucy was 16 she went to junior pony trails and trained with the GB event team. Lucy went to final selections where she was asked to run as an individual travelling reserve in Ireland. Unfortunately Lucy sold her pony and was unable to go.

Lucy has won blue chip and national amateur championships. As an 18 year old she came 3rd in the country in the under 18 championship.

Lucy has many qualifications in the equine industry such as a level 5 diploma in coaching horse riders for competition, BHS stage 4 senior coach in complete horsemanship and Intermediate Stable Managers Certificate.

 When Lucy isn't out competing she is teaching. Lucy not only teaches individuals but also teaches fun group sessions such as canter banter, pony camp and own a pony days


Over the last few years as an avid rider and now instructor at wapley I have really enjoyed the technical aspects of not only riding but schooling of horses as well.

The many challenges of dressage and show jumping provide endless hours of training for both horses and riders and I love accompanying people on that journey be they young or more advanced in years.


Jo starter off at Wapley Stables with her daughter and not long after became admin for the yard.

Jo's role at Wapley Stables is to make sure all customers get a warm welcome when they come to the yard. Jo also makes sure that all phone calls are answered and all lessons are booked correctly.


I am an instructor at Wapley and joined the team in June 2021. I have been riding for over 20 years, doing a bit of everything from jumping to dressage. In my youth I competed and won a few rosettes at local shows in showing and dressage. 

 I love spending as much time as possible with horses on the ground and in the saddle, I particularly enjoy finding imaginative polework exercises use in both my own riding and in lessons! I really enjoy being part of the wapley team and helping children and adults learn to ride.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Hi, I’m Caroline!

I joined the team at Wapley in September 2022, as an instructor and on the yard.

When I’m not here, I am a freelance artist and illustrator. I have grown up around animals and have been riding since I was very small. My grandmother adopted rescue donkeys so I used to ride bareback around her garden, until my mother got her pony Connah, and eventually my young New Forest Crunchie when I was 8.

I worked on a yard in Somerset when I was younger as a helper, and I have always loved caring for all animals. I believe that building a trusting relationship between horse and rider is equally as important as riding technique. Practicing proper stable management and horse care is an essential in this, so I enjoy the balance of teaching and yard work.

I hope to be able to share some of my experience with like-minded people who want to gain confidence and progress their riding and understanding of horses.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Zoe has a passion for teaching horse riding and horse care and has been teaching children and adults of different abilities for several years.

Previously working with the RDA, and good with nervous riders. Zoe has her own horse that she enjoys competing.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Hi I'm Lucy, I been working with horses for 14 years and always loved coaching others to improve their riding.

I'm currently a 2nd year Equestrian Sports Coach at Hartpury University and am due to finish my degree in 2024.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Hi I'm Penny! 

I have been around horses most of my life. I am qualified in SQP veterinary medicines.

Horses are my passion and I love helping at Wapley ensuring all the Horses are well cared for and loved.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Hi I'm Ruby!

I have been involved with horses since i was 3 years old and my passion has never stopped!
My mum taught me how to ride on my first pony called Reddy Red. When I turned 5 I started having lessons at a riding school, and from then on attended pony clubs, to being in a show jumping team and then onto eventing in my early 20’s. I competed in eventing until I was 26 years old. I still ride weekly.

My love for horses will always be a part of my life and being part of the Wapley team enables me to do this. I am hoping to share my experiences and knowledge with children and adults to gain confidence with horses on the ground as well on in the saddle.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Emma is an experienced equestrian and qualified RDA coach.

Emma has a love for horses and she is passionate about helping riders reach their full potential!

Sophie at Wapley Stables


I have been around horses since the age of 6 where my passion started, Riding and caring for horses. At 13 years I was lucky enough to have my own Horse competing and being part of the pony club.

I still have horses and now train, groom and teach with them. I have a passion for teaching and love seeing the progression in my students. I have been at Wapley since July 2022 and love all aspects of the work, I wouldn’t change this for anything.

Sophie at Wapley Stables

Lucy P

I have been working with horses for many years and love all aspects of horse care and teaching.  We also have our own Pony that we stable at Wapley.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Hi I'm Emily!
I started riding when I was 14 and soon fell in love with it. I started regularly helping at my yard and getting to know as much as I could about horses. In the future I would like to work with young horses and see them progress. At the moment I load a pony at Wapley and am excited to start working as an apprentice.

Sophie at Wapley Stables


Hi I'm Libby!
My passion for horses began in my early teens when I started riding lessons and helping care for the horse. I now own two horses. I have achieved my level 2 equine groom qualification and look forward to gaining more experience and qualifications in the near future.