Saturday December 2, 2023
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Instructor/Committee Profiles

We are very fortunate, here at the Woodland Pytchley Pony Club, to have a great dedicated committee and access to some top knotch trainers!  Many of you will be aware of the background/experience each brings to their roles but for those of you who are not familiar with their backgrounds, here is a little information:


 DC – Lucie Burges-Lumsden

Lucie has four children Minnie, Honor, Tom and Bertie who are all members of the Woodland Pytchley Hunt Pony Club.  Honor is the one who you mostly see out competing.

Lucie herself was also a keen WPH member representing them in many teams, she started riding at a very early age and has competed in many different disciplines including showing, working hunter pony, dressage, show jumping, eventing, gymkhanas, tetrahlon, point to pointing, polo and polocrosse.

Lucie‚Äôs other great love is hunting, she has seen all sides of hunting and has herself at times hunted hounds, whipped in and been field master.  She is also the pony club hunting co-ordinator.  Lucie still hunts with her children and is always happy to help anyone.

Lucie has been on the Committee since 2004 and has held all offices!  She has also organised Camps at every level and is still a Camp Mum!


Katherine Painter



Katherine is our Chief Instructor.  She was also a member of the WPH pony Club having started riding at an early age. 

Katherine has been teaching since she was a teenager.  

Katherine is instrumental in the organising of all events held at Hillside, the home of her parents.




Katie Patrick our Team Coach, was an active member of the WPHPC competing regularly in all of the teams and passing the B test. When she left school she went to train full time  with John Lanni at Arena UK.  She was there for for 3 years, and had 2 Grade A horses and competed on the young riders circuit.   At 18yrs she was on the England Young Riders Squad and was short listed for the Junior European Championship and rode on the Home international team. That same year she competed at HOYS in the Young Rider of the year final. She competed full time with a string of horses until I was 21 when I started teaching riding. She passed her BHSAI exam in 1999 and in 2002 passed the BHSII, in 2006.   She opened a riding school and in 2016 achieved her life long goal of passing the BHSI Exam which has been re named BHS Stage 5 Performance Coach. Katie has been a Pony Club B Test assessor for the past 16 years and at the end of 2017 qualified to become an Assessor for the British Horse Society.



Alison Leonard