The Talland Team

Pammy Hutton FBHS

Joint Proprietor & Chief Instructor.

Pammy is joint principal of Talland and well known as an international Dressage rider and trainer. Pammy was 2nd at Punchestown International Three Day Event on Gameel and was reserve for the Montreal Olympics. She has been in the top 12 riders in top level dressage for many years. She has produced all of her horses from scratch to Grand Prix and has taken 9 of them to international standard.

On the training side Pammy helped the Italian Three Day Event Team and the Irish Team for the European Championships in which they gained 4th place. She was also the Dressage Trainer to Gold Medal winning Australian Three Day Event Team at the Barcelona Olympics.

Brian Hutton

Brian Hutton BHSI

Joint Proprietor & Senior Instructor

Brian is joint principal and a senior instructor at Talland. He has worked and travelled internationally and has successfully trained a variety of international riders and teams for show jumping, Eventing and dressage.

Brian was the Hong Kong Equestrian coach and has also ridden Point-to-Point and NH.

Currently Brian teaches various Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs as well as the VWH Pony Club show jumping team and is particularly popular for his pre-hunting tuition.

Pippa Hutton

Pippa El Derby BHSI

Joint Proprietor & Senior Instructor

Pippa El Derby  BHSI PR, PC, SG Pippa is the youngest member of the Hutton Family, she has ridden since’ before she was born’  She started off showing both astride and side saddle with a variety of ponies who had all been trained from scratch at Talland.

Pippa has been on the Junior, Young Rider and U25 Grand Prix European teams, and was best of the British each time. Competitively she is a cool customer who copes excellently under pressure, she passes her calmness onto her horses.

Pippa teaches both at Talland, and is regularly seen freelancing around the UK  and overseas including Dubai, Trinidad & Croatia.

She has a particular affinity with younger riders, looking to improve their dressage. Pippa is also a great confidence giver to any rider at any level.

Pippa currently has a string of young horses and is enjoying the training process, she is looking forward to getting back out between the white boards with her home trained horses and some homebred.

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Hilary Hughes Senior Instructor

Hilary is one of Talland’s Senior Instructors, a BHSI and BD registered trainer who has been involved with Talland for the last 25years.

Hilary has trained and schooled all level of horses and riders over the years. Hilary has also travelled extensively with Pammy Hutton to International shows, and has competed to intermediare II Level.

Claire Graves - Yard Manager

Claire Graves - Senior Instructor

Claire is Yard Manager at Talland. She arrived here  in November 2014, having been taught by Pammy for many years. Previously to being at Talland, Claire was Yard Manager at a BHS Approved riding school, this is where Pammy spotted her talent and invited her to come to Talland in order to further her Career.


Adam El Derby - Senior Instructor

Adam came to Talland as a student in 2000, he studied and trained to gain his BHSAI. He has worked in various roles within the industry over the years.

He returned to us as a part time instructor in 2020, and teaches with us Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. All levels and disciplines.

In July 2022, Many people came from far and wide to celebrate the marriage of Adam, to Pammy and Brian’s daughter, Pippa.

Rupert Garnsey - Senior Instructor

Rupert is a passionate, fun and extremely encouraging instructor.

A former student of the Talland School of Equitation, Rupert has gone on to have a successful career training numerous riders and horses from grassroots to advanced level.
Rupert has himself competed upto Prix st George level and loves nothing more than being part of the horses education up through the levels.

Splitting his time between Talland and his dressage freelancing business around the UK, Rupert takes pride in helping riders achieve their goals and dreams from backing and young horses to advanced competition.

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Emma Harford - Coach

Office Manager

Emma is Pammy’s secretary and Talland’s Office Manager. Having moved from being our Yard Manager, has a full understanding of the BHS Exam system, and her main role is in student recruitment and enrolment.

She is one of Talland’s Safeguarding Officers, and manages the Outreach programme run with Abingdon & Witney College.

Emma  teaches mainly  Sidesaddle at Talland and also Business and Stable Management.

She is a Side Saddle judge, and in 2021 became  Chairman of the Side Saddle Association Area 14 having been secretary for the previous 10 years.

Rafaella Bailey - Coach

Raffi began her training at Talland in 2016.

She is now a BHS Stage 4 Eventing Coach. She is Manager of Competition Yard, and Pammy’s under rider. She also competes several of Pammy’s horses, from youngsters upwards.

She is in charge of organising our students’ competition planning, and teaches a wide variety of students and clients.

Brittany Lankston - Coach

Britt is our Livery Yard manager and also an instructor, holding the BHS Stage 4 Eventing Coach, who teaches a wide variety of clients including our career students. Britt is also in charge of our Pony Club Centre group.

She came to us from Cornwall, having trained there with Pammy for several years. She is assistant to Claire in running the yard.

Britt has a particular interest in working with the RDA and Para dressage and is the current Chairman of Talland Group RDA.

Sarah Devery - Coach

Sarah is originally from Ireland and came to Talland as a student in January 2020. She now has her full Stage 4 Senior Coach, and BHSI Coaching qualifications.

She has a wide range of experience and enjoys imparting this to clients of all levels.


Megan Field -Advertising & Marketing

Megan joined Talland in early 2021 as an office assistant and receptionist. She is now responsible for advertising, marketing & short courses.

She has her BHS Stage 3 Coach, Stage 4 Yard Manager and Stage 5 Management qualifications. She would love to achieve her Stage 4 Coach and Stage 5 Care one day.

Alongside this, she is studying for a PhD in Equestrian Performance.

She is also a BD Trainee Judge and is hoping to become listed in the future.




Cheyenne Riley - Office Receptionist

Cheyenne joined us in early 2023 as is part of the Front Office team.

Cheyenne has been in and around horses most of her life.  She has an Extended Diploma in Horse Management, and a B.Sc. (Hons) Equine Science with Rehabilitation Therapies. When she is not at Talland, she runs her own equine massage business.


Liv Brown - Office Receptionist