Our Instructors


Chief Instructor – Bethany van Barneveld

NCAS Level 1 accredited chief instructor, Bethany van Barneveld, has been riding for 23 years. Teaching horse riding is her passion and eventing is the focus of her own riding. Bethany endeavours to ensure that each session at pony club is a positive and educational experience for every rider.

Instructor and Club President – Suzanne Newman

Our Club President wears many hats here at Southside Pony Club and being an instructor is just one of them. You’d be hard pushed to find a more passionate and patient educator. Suzanne’s own riding focus is on pretty much everything, from competing in three day events, to dressage to mounted games, she will give anything a go!


Instructor – Ava Leamon

A keen rider at Southside for many years, congratulations to Ava on passing her NCAS Prelim and a big welcome to the SSPC Instructors team.