Blackwater Equestrian Centre has an International Indoor and Outdoor Olympic size arena measuring 60m x 50m, fitted with a Martin Collins active track surface.

Blackwater Equestrian has show jumpers of all levels from beginners to International prospects. In addition to our resident instructors we invite top trainers to hold clinics throughout the year. These clinics are a popular addition to Blackwater’s diary.  

For all bookings please call the office or email.

Office: 01794 324193
(ref lessons)

Mark Hallion

International Show Jumper and sales agent.

Mark Hallion is a British International Show Jumper and BS UKCC Accredited Trainer, who provides structured, professional showjumping training, tailored to your current level of riding.

Mark caters for all levels, from junior riders who are keen to perfect their jumping technique, senior riders aiming to improve and have fun on their horse, to serious competitors striving for first place at competitions.

Home at Blackwater Equestrian, Romsey, Hampshire, riders can train with Mark and experience the purpose-built facilities and olympic sized arena with a Martin Collins surface. Mark is also happy to travel to your home or venue.

Mark competes regularly, both at home and abroad, as well as producing young horses both for himself. He also runs regular clinics and demonstrations and offers a yearly programme of structured training.


We can find a horse for you with the potential you need, train at our equestrian training centre to a good level whilst livery, care and exercise are all included. Think of us as a 5 star facility for competition level horses. We have the benefit of outdoor and indoor arenas for exercise all year round.


Emily Harris

Emily has enjoyed international success from a young age, taking the team bronze medal at the Pony European Championships with Don Joshi AT. Since then, she has proven herself to be a high-calibre rider and trainer of horses, representing Great Britain on numerous occasions and taking multiple regional and national titles.

On her self-trained Grand Prix horse, Don Diabolo, she was ranked 29th in the world at Under 25’s Grand Prix level in 2015. She is now a regular on the national and international circuit with Fay Thomas’ outstanding young mare, Freya FST.

A UKCC Level Three coach, Emily has also made a name for herself as a popular trainer with her down-to-earth approach.

Victoria Leabeater

Hartpury University student and Great Britain international rider Victoria Leabeater has been named Pony Club Young Coach of the Year.

The third-year BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Sciencestudent, who is captain of Hartpury’s Equine Academy, was announced as the winner of the award at the Pony Club Coaches Conference held at Hartpury.

Victoria has coached a wide variety of riders, as individuals and in large groups, including at the Pony Club Summer Camp, to help them learn and develop their horseriding skills.

“I’m thrilled to have won the award, but I certainly wasn’t expecting it – absolutely not,” said Victoria, who was part of the Great Britain eventing team that won the silver medal at the 2017 European Championships in Belgium.

“I enjoy working on a rider’s strengths and weakness to try and help them to become the best they can be.

“I’ve benefited from incredible coaching throughout my career, including as part of the Equine Academy at Hartpury, and I want to give something back whenever I can. I am at Blackwater Equestrian most days supporting the incredible horses and livery horses that are stabled there.

For all bookings please call the office or email.

Office: 01794 324193
(ref lessons)

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We also have resident trainers who can offer lessons. We can cater not only for the experienced competitive rider but also have the knowledge, experience and patience to help novice riders and first-time horse owners gain confidence and the correct skills.