The Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre is owned by Renee Watkins, who is a BHS AI Qualified instructor. The yard is jointly run by Renee and her sister Naomi Watkins, who is also a qualified instructor. Renee and Naomi have a wealth of experience within all disciplines of equestrianism, as instructors and competitors. Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre is a friendly, professional yard that can cater for a wide range of levels of experience, from complete beginners to high level competition riders. We aim to provide a well-rounded experience, the breath of knowledge of our instructors is fundamental to this.  

Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre also has a variety of instructors who also teach at the yard, and specialist trainers visit regularly to hold dressage, show jumping and cross country clinics for our more experienced pupils, livery owners and horse owners from other yards. At Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre we recognise the importance of providing quality instruction in a safe environment. All our instructors are either qualified, or working towards their teaching qualifications, they also have a wealth of knowledge and experience that will ensure your riding progresses at a good rate.

The staff at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre have a wealth of experience, full and part time instructors ensures we can offer a full and varied program of lessons and special events. All staff offer private and group lessons offering you flexibility in your lessons, please be aware however that we cannot guarantee particular instructors, however every effort will be made to accommodate preferences. Here at Tumpy Green Equestrian Centre we appreciate that each individual rider has unique requirements, from their lessons and instructors.

Here are some of the faces you will see at the Centre


Renee Watkins (AI, A1 Assessor)

Naomi Watkins (AI, A1 Assessor)


Jo Dyer (AI)

Tammy Cant (PI)

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Kelley Lessels (AI)

Nikki Secker (PI)

Yard Supervisors

Carolyn Cake 

 Sue Westlake 

Ann Bucci

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Yasmin Pitman

Part time grooms / full time Diploma students

Toncha Evans


And lets not forget Gypsy and Benson