Richard Thompson is a long term coach, member and former chairman of Harewood. In his own words:
"I joined HCTG more years ago than I care to remember and am still as passionate about our Riding Club now as I was then. I have been involved with horses most of my life. Working and bringing up a family means I know about making ends meet, and I believe HCTG provides good training at reasonable costs. During my working life I became the Instructor for a Mounted branch of a local Police Force, later becoming a Trainer for new Police recruits. I have competed in Dressage, SJ, Hunter Trials, Team Chasing, and - my favourite - Eventing. The feeling of going fast across country in harmony with the horse is still the best feeling. I'm a believer in 'if you don't try it, you'll never know what you can achieve' therefore my teaching does not suit everyone. I hope I won't mellow.
Take care, enjoy your steed and hopefully we will meet up soon."