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


  • Former International 5* event rider
  • BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach & Rider.
  • BECC Level 4 Eventing.
  • MSc in Professional practice in sports coaching.
  • BE Master Coach.
  • RoR Approved trainer.
  • Centre 10 Advanced Coach.
  • Delivered coach education for the NDPCE (BEF funded national development programme in coaching excellence).

Riding Career highlights

  • Placed at Badminton, Burghley and Luhmuhlen CCI5*, plus many 4* successes. Placed top 10 Adelaide 3* .
  • Reserve list for 2004 Athens Olympics 
  • Produced a number of horses to 5* level including Penny Royal III, best mare at Badminton for 2 consecutive years and listed in the Top 10 mares of all time.
  • Provided commentary for the BBC at Badminton for 3 years.
  • Currently provide guest commentary for Horse & Country TV.
  • Provided sponsored XC course walks at Blenheim and Badminton.
  • Ridden in charity races.

Coaching Career Highlights

  • Mentored and coached riders selected for GB Pony & YR teams
  • Coached riders competing at Badminton Grassroots and at 5* level.
  • Mentored at The Pony Club Championships for many years.

Coaching Speciality

Marie is passionate about supporting and encouraging each individual horse and rider to achieve their best irrespective of which discipline, level or age.

She has co-delivered coach education programmes, co-presented motivational discussions and forums together with presenting and riding in lecture demonstrations.