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  • Tuition up to BS Foxhunter

Roland Bellido

BHS Accredited Coach, Roland Bellido, provides riding tuition to those with their own horses. He predominantly teaches in the New Forest area but covers the south coast of Dorset, Hampshire and West Sussex providing lessons for novices to competitive riders up to BD Advanced Medium, BE Intermediate Horse Trials and BS Foxhunter.

Roland is passionate about teaching and has a teaching style that blends a calm demeanor with a no-nonsense approach. His focus is on motivating riders to push themselves towards their personal or competition goals, instilling them with the confidence and inspiration needed for success.

Roland's teaching philosophy revolves around creating an enjoyable learning experience for both the horse and rider. He introduces a variety of exercises and challenges to keep lessons engaging and rewarding. Roland believes that a key to progress is taking the lessons beyond the arena. He ensures that riders leave each session with new ideas and exercises to work on as "homework" between lessons, ensuring continuous growth and development.

Whether you're a novice looking to build confidence or an experienced rider striving for competitive excellence, Roland is the instructor who will be your ideal mentor to accompany you on your equestrian journey.

Roland Bellido Show Jumping


“Roland is endlessly patient, kind and encouraging - he understand exactly what you as a rider need when you need it... Whether it's pushing you harder because you can do more, explaining something in a different way so you can understand it, or just encouraging you to have fun and relax.... Sometimes all three in one lesson! ” Kate McHugh

“I had lost my confidence jumping, and with Roland’s kind and informative way of teaching we are now confidently jumping 90+ and will be out cross country this summer, a dream I’ve had since a child!

Roland has completely changed my mindset as a rider and turned my partnership with my horse around, I honestly can’t thank him enough. Roland is a truly outstanding instructor, with his extensive knowledge and knack to adapt to each individual rider & horse, he really is the best in the business !!!” Georgie Sparks

“Fantastic lesson with Roland. Was able to guide me in every detail and instruction for my level was easy to understand. Our aim was to continue with novice level dressage and rebuild confidence. After 1 lesson I feel reinvigorated and have plenty of homework.” Tamsin Reynolds

“Roland has been teaching me now for nearly 2 years, the progress my horse Olly & I have made is something I didn’t dream was possible.

When I first met Roland I was stuck in a rut with my schooling and I felt like I was getting nowhere, with his knowledge and inspiring lessons we are now confidently schooling at elementary & beginning to master some medium movements!” Georgie Sparks

Roland is originally from Tenerife (Spain). He first came to the UK in 1999 and trained at Wellington Riding, an approved training centre for his BHS qualification.   After gaining his BHSAI qualifications he stayed on at Wellington Riding as an Instructor.

He left in 2002 to travel and taught in Dubai for 8 months, followed by a period of teaching in Tenerife. On returning to the UK he continued his training working in riding schools and livery yards in Leicestershire and Kent.  He re-joined Wellington Riding in 2009 as one of their Senior Coaches.

He now teaches in the New Forest and surrounding areas. He teaches privates lesson as well as running regular flatwork, pole work and jumping clinic at a variety of locations. Roland has also taught for local Pony Clubs and Riding Clubs.

Roland keeps up to date with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training. His particular areas of interest lie in sports psychology and cross country training.  He takes time out to shadow BHS Fellow, Caroline Moore, a renowned expert in the eventing world to learn from her expertise.

Additionally, Roland stays up-to-date with safeguarding and equine-specific first aid courses.


By using a BHS Registered Instructor, you can be confident that your instructor:

  • Is qualified to the level stated
  • Holds internationally-recognised qualifications
  • Holds a current first aid certificate
  • Has attended a Safeguarding and Protecting Children course every three years
  • Has insurance to teach and ride/school (if also on the Grooms register)
  • Has undergone a Criminal Record Check every three years
  • Attends regular Continual Professional Development to improve and maintain standards
  • Has agreed to abide by a Professional Code of Conduct
  • Can offer you the Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate

The BHS will only endorse and promote the use of a BHS Registered Instructor.

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