About Us

Russells Equestrian Centre is a family run organisation owned by Carol Boulton and her daughter Verity Tidmarsh. Assisted by 8 part time yard staff and their livery manager Wendy South (BHSAI) they work at keeping Russells a professional, inclusive and friendly yard.

Carol Boulton

 With over 40 years experience in the equestrian industry, Carol has attained the level of BHSSM (BHSI stable manager) making her one of the highest qualified proprietors in Hampshire. Carol is a very experienced teacher of clients with special needs.

 Other certifications include:
  • Chief Examiner for the ABRS (Association of British Riding Schools) in the UK and Spain.
  • ABRSExecutive Committee Trustee.
  • ABRS representative on the National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC).
  • ABRS representative on the British Equestrian Federation Coaching Development Action Team (CDAT).
  • ABRS Assessor for UK Coaching Certificate.
  • ABRS Riding School Inspector for membership of the association.
  • Welfare adviser for horse charity Redwings
  • Level 1 in EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning).
  • City & Guilds in Adult Learning and Learner Centred Teaching.
  • RSA Diploma in Counselling.
  • ABRS Grooms Certificate.
  • BHS stages 1&2 and BHS PTT.
  • Ride With Your Mind™ Accredited coach (level 1 and 2 competence).

  Verity Tidmarsh

 Verity is the youngest of Carol's two daughters. She is a partner in the business and senior coach.  
 Currently schooling her new horses to compete.

 Verity has been awarded The Jeffress Trust Scholarship. 
 Verity coaches clients at all levels with often the main focus of working towards competition.

 Verity is continuously working on her coaching being up to date and moving with the times 
 whilst having respect for traditional techniques.

 Verity was one of the first 9 riders in the UK who have been selected to study with
 Philippe Karl (Author of 'The twisted truths of modern dressage') 
She trained with him for 5 years, to learn his School of Lègèretè methods and philosophy.

  Verity holds the following formal qualifications:
  • Ride With Your Mind™ Coach (Level 1 Mastery)
  • Certified NLP Practitioner
  • Sports Psychology Diploma
  • ABRS Grooms Certificate (stable management)
  • ABRS Preliminary Certificate 1 and 2
  • Certificate in Life Coaching.

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