About AY Horsemanship

Helping you achieve your goals on the ground and in the saddle

My name is Adam and I am a fully insured horsemanship trainer based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. I work with horses and riders from all disciplines to achieve a strong relationship on the ground and in the saddle.

My journey into horsemanship started over 16 years ago during a college work placement. Find out more below

  • Skilled at working with nervous horses and riders
  • Private yard with round pen and indoor school
  • Level 2 WES-approved instructor
  • Over 16 years of experience 
  • Fully insured for combined liability
  • Available for clinics and demos
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About me

Why Choose AY Horsemanship?

I was introduced to horsemanship during a college work placement with Carol Taylor and Argentinian horseman Adalberto Barberini. Watching how Carol and Adalberto worked the horses ignited a spark in me and I wanted to learn more.
Fast forward a few years, I graduated from college, and was working full time for Carol and Adalberto working with a wide variety of horses from full liveries to stud work and learning how to work and ride polo ponies. At this stage, I was convinced I wanted to go to Argentina to become a polo player...
One day, Adalberto took me aside and jokingly said "Adam you might not make much of a polo player but you will be a bloody good horseman."
And here I am, running my own yard, working with wonderful customers, a brilliant team and hosting my own horsemanship clinics and demos!
Horses helped
Happy Owners
Coffees drunk
Rope halters made
my yard

A calm, professional environment where horses thrive

At my yard in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, I have 16 loose boxes for training livery and sole use of a round pen and large indoor arena. There is also great off-road hacking at a local nature reserve. I am proud of the calm and professional yard I have built up and the dedicated team I have working with me. Every horse is treated as an individual and when a horse is with me for training livery they get worked five days a week in a consistent and comfortable environment.

I welcome owners to visit my yard prior to sending a horse for training so they can explore the yard and watch me working horses. 

AY Horsemanship is fully insured for combined liability (policy displayed at the yard). Owners looking to send their horses to me for training are also advised to have public liability insurance in place.

Testimonials. Source: FACEBOOK reviews

Customer feedback

"Adam was fabulous with my horses and took all the stress out of yard move day by helping me to load three youngsters who had not had much handling. Adam is really the meaning of natural horsemanship! 100% recommend."


Amy Blackmore

"Recently purchased a horse through Adam trained by him for two years. I rate him highly for producing such a calm, kind and genuine horse. His natural methods are to be applauded and I highly recommend him."


Lucy Sewill

"Adam came to assist with my new yearling filly. He showed me how to deal with little issues before they become problems, and reinforced my confidence. Highly recommend him for a calm, firm but fair approach."


Beatrice Haigh

"Amazing session with Adam, he talked through everything he did and why he did it. After just 15 minutes Adam had JJ on the box and she only improved from there! I cannot thank Adam enough for everything he has done."


Sophie Dunne

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Helping you build a strong relationship with your horse