About Us

Pat Bishop BHS APC WBD Level 3 Coach

Pat founded the Divoky School of Riding in 1999 based on the principles of natural horsemanship and classical dressage techniques. Working in harmony with the horse and helping riders come to an understanding of the way the horses body moves and interacts with the rider to promote harmony and communication. Pats career in the equestrian world started as a teenager with Welsh Pony Treks moving on to one of the most famous high goal polo yards in the country where she learnt her craft as a groom. Not being a horse owner she took every ride she was offered and competed in show jumping, dressage, eventing, hunting and pony racing, until gaining her own yard in the late 90’s. Having rehabilitated a number of difficult horses she developed her own unique style of coaching and after taking further qualifications in 2005 began training students for professional qualifications in both horse care and riding. Pat is continuing her own training in Portugal and Spain with classical instructors on Iberian horses and is also studying applied anatomy and biomechanics to bring new aspect to her coaching

Holly White BHS 2

Holly White BHS 2 who is working towards becoming a BHS Accredited Professional Coach. Holly has been a member of Divoky for over 12 years and gained her level 1 and 2 WBD with us whilst still a pupil at Wells Blue School. Holly took a short break from Divoky and took a number of posts including head girl at another school and a groom at Paul Nichols racing yard. Back with us now and looking to formalise her teaching qualifications Holly is working with the team to take further BHS qualifications.


Other Members of the Team:

  • Martin Lawrence – Proprietor
  • Working pupil Amy Turner also known as No1 working towards her C Test
  • Mr Tommy-Lee Smith,  Miss Olivia Lord and Miss Lucy Durston all working towards Level 2 horse care and riding qualification

We are proud to work with the Best Experts in their field who help us to look after the horses and ponies at Divoky

  • Julia Garrett QS, QSF, Society of Master Saddlers ~ Saddler
  • Mr Charles (Chip) Marsden ~ Farrier
  • Jon Pitts ~ Fitness Coach
  • Toby Lee BAEDT ~ Dentist
  • Nicky Grant BSc Hons, MCSP, PG Cert, ACPAT A ~ Physiotherapist

Our range of services includes:

  • All Weather half mile exercise track 
  • Easy access to a variety of off road hacking including woodland rides
  • Training for professional qualifications
  • Clinics, lectures and competitions
  • Riding Lessons
  • Work based training
  • Diplomas and BHS stage preparation
  • Hacking
  • Full livery with schooling option
  • Riding for the disabled
  • Training on riders own horse
  • Monthly physio for horse and or rider
  • Fitness and safety training

At Divoky Riding Centre, we welcome adults and young people with disabilities. Our highly experienced team can provide safe and enjoyable lessons for any level of rider.

 For further information or prices for our services, please get in touch.

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