Codham Park Equestrian JumpCross Coach, Sam Nicholls has worked and trained in the horse world since 1983, as a Junior rider she preferred show jumping but switched to eventing during her BHSAI training at Newark.


Sam gained valuable experience working on professional dealing and eventing yards whilst training for her BHSII, before returning to East Anglia and setting up her own yard.


After several years of competition riding Sam found training and mentoring others to be equally fascinating and rewarding. She enjoys working with adults and young people and aim’s to empower them to realise their full potential. She has always been involved with Pony Club instructing, particularly for her local Branch the East Essex Hunt and was extremely proud when they won the Pony Club Open Eventing Championships in 2011. Other individual pupils have gone on to contend for Squad/Team places in Junior, Young Rider and Amateur British Eventing Teams.

During 2011 and 2012 Sam has been taking part in the Coaching Development Training put in place by British Eventing whilst working towards her UKCC Level III Eventing Specific assessment and qualification.

Sam has been watching and learning from the top British Coaches as they work with the Elite and Development Squads, as well as the young horses on the Pathway scheme. I have also attended training days about Cross Country course building and design.

Sam aim’s to encourage and motivate her customers towards understanding and achieving good communication and trust between horse and rider. By explaining and improving sound basics and a correct way of going, this will lead to an improvement in proficiency and performance in competition.


Sam looks forward to the continuation of British equestrian success in 2013 and beyond.

Contact Sam on: 07966 523 087
JumpCross Accredited Instructor