Contact Helen Dawson

British Dressage Registered Trainer

Monmouthshire Based

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Teaching Experience


Helen has been teaching all disciplines for over 12 years, with dressage a specialty and passion.

Helen began teaching at a young age by helping friends improve their performances at local shows; this quickly became a job and she became Head Girl and Instructor at a busy riding school and livery yard in Derbyshire. It was here that Helen developed her teaching style and regularly taught a wide variety of lessons from lead rein and adult beginners to show jumping, cross country and working hunter day courses and private dressage lessons towards local competitions.


From the riding school, teaching became freelance as Helen concentrated on competing her own horses.

Sinai was established in 2000 just before moving to South Wales. From here Sinai’s clientele has continued to grow with private clients qualifying for many regional and national unaffiliated show jumping and dressage championships, as well as the B.R.C and P.C National Dressage Championships. Specialised dressage clients regularly qualify for the British Dressage Area Festival Finals and Regional Championships, as well as representing Wales in senior and junior team competitions.


Helen regularly teaches Pony Clubs in Monmouthshire especially the Monmouthshire Hunt and Curre branches at rallies and camps. Helen feels it is very important to teach children correctly, developing their practical ability and confidence as well as educating them in the use of the aids and correct riding of movements through gentle repetition and lots of fun. Using these principles within the pony club the children acquire the knowledge and confidence to developed into leading competition riders of the future.