Cheryl Hammerson Equestrian

Horse & Rider Training, Equine Massage Therapy, Health & Fitness

My name is Cheryl Hammerson and I have been riding for over 35 years, 30 of which as a professional. I originally competed in show jumping, and then trained at a 3 day event yard, before gaining my BHSAI (BHS APC) qualifications at the age of 17.
My professional career has been dedicated to helping owners, riders and their horses in all areas of equestrianism, with a bias towards dressage. This includes competing on behalf of my clients, riding their horses at local, regional and national competitions from Preliminary up to PSG level. 
Through years of experience, I believe that correct training is fundamental to every horse and rider relationship, whether the goal is to compete or not, and regardless of the intended discipline. 
Every horse and rider is unique, which is why I tailor my training to the individual. If the rider's balance, knowledge and feel is good, they can positively influence the horse. Likewise, if the horse's balance, posture, suppleness and confidence is good, they can carry the rider in a healthy and safe way. These factors can contribute to a long working life for your horse. 

"Force begins where knowledge ends"
My holistic approach is very much horse focused, preferring to work with the horse's mind and body to avoid the use of force. 
The range of services I offer riders and owners, will help with the training and the physical wellbeing of the horse. These services include coaching, riding and equine massage therapy. Please scroll down to see the list of services and my qualifications.

If you require an independent tack fit assessment, I am able to give you my professional opinion without the bias. I do not sell tack!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, or to make a booking. My details can be found on the contact page.


Coaching for all levels and all types, available for riders with their own horses.

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Equine Massage Therapy

Equine Massage Therapy for all horses and ponies.

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Horse training/competition riding

Working in place of the owner, I can train the horse from the ground or ridden. I can also ride the horse in competition on the owner's behalf.

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Personal Training

Personal Training for owners, riders, and non-riders! I am a Level 3 Exercise Referral, and Level 4 Low back pain management qualified Personal Trainer, so I can help you with your fitness and strength!

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On-site Chair Massage

I can perform On-site chair massage at your home or yard, why should it just be the horse that gets a massage?!

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Sports Massage

I am Level 3 qualified in human sports massage and can provide sports massage treatments at your home.

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British Horse Society Accredited Professional Coach

BSc Hons in Psychology

Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Level 3 Sports Massage Therapy (Humans)

Diploma in Seated Acupressure Massage

Level 2 gym and group exercise instructor

Level 3 Personal Trainer 

Level 3 Exercise Referral Personal Trainer

Level 4 Low Back Pain Management Personal Trainer

Saddle Assessment for Equine Professionals

Horse Bit and Bridle Assessment

There are regular offers available, please message for current offers, or check Facebook. Please see Booking Conditions page for terms and conditions.



  • Coaching to take place at your yard, on your horse.
  • Up to 60 minutes per session.
  • Group sessions by arrangement.

Equine Massage Therapy - Initial Appointment

  • Equine Massage Therapy Initial Appointment. Up to 2 hrs in duration to allow for static and dynamic assessments and detailing history.
  • To take place where your horse is stabled.

Equine Massage Therapy - Subsequent Appointments

  • Available after your initial appointment. Duration up to 90 minutes.
  • £5 Discount per horse available for 3+ horses on the same yard visit.

Horse Training and Competition Riding

  • Ridden or groundwork training session at your yard.
  • First class ridden at a show.
  • Second class is £10.
  • Second horse by arrangement.
  • Horses to be ridden will be assessed on the ground first, and full history taken.
  • I reserve the right not to ride a horse if it does not seem safe, or if appropriately fitting tack is not available.

Personal Training Initial Consultation

  • When registering for Personal Training sessions it is necessary to have an initial consultation, to take appropriate history and complete paperwork. This also allows us to discuss your preferences and what you want to achieve. During the session we may also take stats such as measurements, to create a baseline.

Personal Training

  • Personal training session conducted at your home or a mutually convenient place.
  • As a mobile Personal Trainer I design workouts using simple, portable workout equipment.
  • Book this session after your initial consultation which is free of charge.

On-site Chair Massage

  • On-site Chair Massage at your home or stables.
  • Performed over light clothing using a portable massage chair.
  • This treatment is usually performed during a visit to provide other services, unless I am already working in your area that day.

Sports Massage Therapy

  • Sports Massage Therapy treatment, performed at your home.
  • Sports Massage Therapy involves the use of oils.
  • This treatment is for existing clients, or those referred to me by either existing clients or other professionals.
  • Edenbridge, UK

Please feel free to email, call or message with any questions, to book, or to ask about offers. Alternatively you may use the form below to send your enquiry.

Appointments may be subject to mileage charges if over 20 miles from TN8 7AD. 

Payment for sessions is due on or before the appointment time. Cash or bank transfer. Please ask for bank details if you wish to pay this way. Bank transfers should be made before the appointment please.

Cancellations may incur a charge - 

Cancellation more than 24hrs before the appointment - no charge.

Cancellation on the day more than 2hrs before - charged at 50% appointment fee.

Cancellation without notice - charged at full appointment fee plus mileage if journey has been made and mileage charges were applicable.

All client details held by Cheryl Hammerson Equestrian are held securely and confidentially. Contact details are only used to facilitate bookings or to provide information the client has expressed an interest in.

I reserve the right to refuse to ride or train any horse which is sick or lame, and to make recommendations for the welfare of the horse, such as referral to a Vet, saddler or Equine dentist. 

Before riding any horse, I will either see the horse ridden first, or assess the horse from the ground using all and any methods necessary eg lunging. Detailed history of horse will be taken before first ride.

Owners are expected to provide their own third party liability insurance for themselves and their horse. Riding is a risk sport, which owners and riders take part in at their own risk. Riders are responsible for the suitability of the horse they ride. Owners and riders should consider taking out personal accident insurance.