We are a small team here at The Chestnut Stables with a passion for horses.

Hayley Read

Business owner / Head Instructor

Hayley founded the business in 1992 as a way to keep her out grown pony Benny exercised. Hayley has her BHSAI that she achieved straight out off school. She has a wealth of experience with all levels and has been teaching consistently since. Alongside teaching she has execeried races and competed her own horses when time allowed.

Hayley specializes in regaining nervous riders confidence.

Kelsey Read

Senior Instructor

Kelsey has been riding since before she can remember. On leaving school Kelsey completed an apprenticeship working for Oylimpic event rider Rodney Powell. Since then Kelsey has also worked for other event riders broading her knowledge. Back in 2017 she decided to take a break from the eventing world and took on an office job. Kelsey proved successful in this, even securing a job as a sales manager at just 21, she came to the conclusion that working with horse is where she wanted to be. She rentered to the business in 2019 and is an integral part of the yard.

Kelsey has a passion for sharing her knowledge with all riders.

Tally Read

Head Girl

Tally has grown up within the riding school. She has a vast amount of knowledge of the equestrian world. In her spare time she competes her own horses Juno and Bailey. Being a small lightweight rider she is responsable for the schooling of the ponies. Alongside this Tally is a lead rein/first ridden instructor. 


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