Marie Ryan. Photo credit: Sally Newcomb
Marie wears Cavallo Lusso breeches.


.BHS Level 5 Performance Coach & Rider.
UKCC Level 4 Eventing.
BE Accredited Coach.
Gatehouse Stepping Stones Two Star Coach. Coach for the NDPCE (BEF Funded National Development Programme in Coaching Excellence).
Pony Club Talent Pathway Assessor.
Member of The Pony Club national Training Committee.
RoR Approved trainer.
Centre 10 Coach.

Marie is currently studying for her UKCCL4/PgDip/Masters in Professional Coaching Practice.

Riding Career highlights

Placed at Mitsubishi Motors Badminton, Land Rover Burghley and Luhmuhlen five star, plus many four star successes.

Longlisted reserve for 2004 Athens Olympic Games

Produced many horses to five star level, including Penny Royal III, Best Mare at Badminton for two consecutive years and listed in the Top 10 mares of all time.

Ridden in charity races and provided commentary for the BBC at Badminton for three years.

Coaching Career Highlights

Marie was selected to be part of BEF supported National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence in 2016, where she gained greater knowledge about the importance of language in sports psychology, which she now uses in her coaching approach.  This, along with her competitive riding experience, has enabled her to support her clients in their achievements, including some talented riders who have gone on to represent GB at Young Rider and Pony Team level. Marie has also coached riders at the Mitsubishi Motors Cup and is a mentor at the Pony Club Championships.

Coaching Speciality

Marie is passionate about supporting and encouraging each individual rider and their horse to achieve their best irrespective of discipline, level or age - and doing it with a smile.

Upcoming BE courses

Marie regularly provides clinics covering all three disciplines across the country and will be holding some BE course over the autumn/winter/spring periods.