Ready to take your training to the next level?

Ready to take your training to the next level?

The Howden Way Regional Academies provide members, no matter what their age or ability, with the opportunity to access top-class training and education within the heart of their local eventing community.

You can book your space at a The Howden Way Regional Academy at Keep a look out for dates near you as they continue to get booked into the calendar.


The Academies provide a comprehensive, holistic educational syllabus that has been designed to support all riders of all levels in achieving their goals, whether it be to complete a BE80 or to represent their country at the highest level. The syllabus is delivered by Level 3 coaches, who are dedicated to assisting every individual in identifying their aims and objectives and then working confidently towards them.


The Howden Way Regional Academies are all built around the same progressive training and educational structure, offering riders access to high-quality, standardised training throughout the country. The aim is not only to help horses and riders progress and evolve but also to create a supportive local community network that enables everyone to flourish and enjoy the sport – a community that is encouraging to others and where new friends can be made, and one where learning and training is made fun.


There is a suite of modules with a range of topics split into five different sections:

  • horse
  • rider – physical
  •  rider – psychological
  • sport – technical
  • sport – tactical

The module content will evolve, with new modules added throughout the year. It will include a blend of mounted and unmounted sessions, along with access to online support enabling you to train like the best, whatever level you are at.

The Academies offer a warm welcome to all members aged 10 and above.


Riders have started booking on to training with The Howden Way Regional Academies in their local area, including the first session held in the Wales and West Midlands region. The day was led by The Howden Way Coach Katie Williams, who expressed its success by saying: “We had 20 riders, aged from 10 up to those in their 60s, attend on the day who are competing between 80cm and Novice levels.

“The riders enjoyed two mounted sessions and an unmounted talk, at which we explained the programme and
gave them their packs [The Howden Way Academy syllabus and information packs are given to riders at their first Academy]. For those who wanted, we also offered a 10-minute 1-2-1 session to discuss future training plans.”

A parent of one of the riders who attended said: “I just wanted to say how much we both enjoyed today. It was the right amount of riding and a mix of really nice people. We look forward to the next one.”

Photo: Adam Fanthorpe