Sarah Mazonas — Katharyn has helped me and my horse achieve more than we ever dreamed of! I was incredibly nervous of jumping when I first started having lessons with Katharyn three years ago, but thanks to her support and patience it is now something I love to do. I finish every lesson having learnt something new and looking forward to what ever the next lesson brings!


 Martha Preece — Katharyn gave me the confidence and patience I needed to fall in love with riding all over again. I think I can talk for all of my group when I say our riding came on so much with her tuition - from being nervous and unconfident, to truly being able to understand our ponies. However annoying and difficult we were, ponies included. Katharyn gave us the ability to keep going! Really recommend, such an amazing teacher. Thank you for everything!


•  Paula Lofthouse — Katharyn is one in a million, the way she has nurtured and developed Erin’s riding has been incredible and fantastic to watch. The confidence that Erin now has, is due to Katharyn’s knowledge and teaching skills. We love coming to the stables and always made to feel so welcome, we wish you so much success and look forward to many more days at the stables.


•  Alex Ross — Katharyn is truly the Ninja of riding teachers. She has transformed my riding and, as importantly, my attitude to riding, I have far more ambition and determination since working with her. It's such a pleasure to have access to quality horses in a safe environment. I can't wait to see what the next 6 months has in store I'm so glad to be part of #queenteam!


•  Colette Lyle — I can’t recommend Queenz highly enough! I’ve been riding with Katharyn for years and she has really helped me to improve my riding and horsemanship. I’m a very nervous rider and I easily lose confidence, but she always manages to break down the goal into smaller steps so that I can progress without being over-faced. There are some wonderful horses to ride if you don’t have your own. The livery barns are always very clean, tidy and well maintained and all horses are given 5 star care. All the staff are very friendly and supportive and are always on hand to help you out if you need it.

 Sarah Bayliss — Founder, Peak Performance Therapies  — Katharyn has helped me and my riding no end. I've had many instructors before but she tops them all with her understanding of each horse. She explains everything so clearly and has a real eye for problems and a wealth experience and advice which helped me conquer my fears and improved my riding. The standard in which she keeps her horses is amazing and her passion for the horses and the sport shine through her work and dedication. I've seen so many people reach their dreams and conquer their fears with Katharyn!


•  Anna Barnsby Smith — Physiotherapist — I've been riding since I was four and have progressed more in the year I've been riding with Katharyn than in the previous 40! She has a gift for teaching and with horses, and puts an extraordinary amount of thought and energy into every lesson. Katharyn is totally dedicated to the horses and the riders in her care- her yard is immaculate, the horses are super-content and my horse and l feel very spoilt to have her. She has also been amazing teaching my 8 year old who is an anxious rider, bringing her on calmly, with intuition and encouragement. I've watched her work with different levels and personalities (both horses and riders!) and although I'm reluctantly sharing her, I couldn't recommend her training and yard highly enough.

Wendy Becker — As a non-horsey mother, Queenz has been transformational for my family and daughter. Katharyn de-mystified and led us through a process to loan and then buy the most perfect horse for my daughter. She has created a training programme that has not only seen the partnership of my daughter and her horse expand and blossom but which has taught my daughter about showmanship, professionalism and confidence. M loves to compete and try her very best which Queenz has enabled. As we travel a lot and our daughter is away at school, Katharyn’s approach to 365 day 24-7 has enabled this dream to come true, with our horse lovingly cared for and professionally exercised when we can not make it to the yard.


• Erica Warburton — We have been with Queenz Equestrian since the beginning of Queenz journey. Our daughters riding career has gone from strength to strength under the tuition of Katharyn Thompson, playing a major role in our daughters future careers plans. The care that our many horses and daughter receives at Queenz Equestrian is exceptional. Katharyn Thompson and the team run an equine operation which is professional and friendly, whilst enabling development and progression for both horse and rider with keen understanding of each as individuals. I can only thank Katharyn and Queenz for the ongoing passions and hunger she continues to instil within our daughters love of riding.


• Sarah Mazonas  — Having had lessons with Katharyn in the past and really enjoyed them I had been considering moving my horse to Queenz for a long time. However, he is a real worry wart and I worried how he would cope as he was so settled where he was. I am so pleased that I took the plunge, myself and Sampson have been at Queenz almost a year now and and we’ve loved it! We’ve made lots of new friends, continued our lessons, been to the beach and some shows, and explored miles of amazing new hacking routes. The most important thing is the amazing care that the Queenz team provides for Sampson, they have been so patient with him and always find a way to keep him happy and relaxed.


• Deb Bogani  — We have known Katharyn for years from her horse riding teaching at Chandlings school and, when she decided to start her Queenz adventure, we followed her. Chiara was a hesitant rider and Katharyn knew what she needed to gain confidence. We loaned Daisy and it was one of the best things we ever did. Chiara didn’t just find confidence training and successfully competing in small local show jumping days, she found her ‘riding family’ who sustained her through the hard days of the pandemic and provided mental and physical relief. The yard is beautiful and perfectly cared for, the horses are looked after with meticulous attention and a care that can only come from love and respect for the animals. The communication with clients is prompt and personal and the interest of the riders always taken into account. We have found our place. Chiara is now riding a much more challenging pony, Marmite, that she loves with all her heart, she will be forever grateful to beautiful Daisy and to Queenz for giving her the support to get where she is. This is THE place to go if you love horses, riding and want to make friends for life. Xx