Thrilled to announce that Beccy won the Eduction/BHS instructor of the year 2017 award presented by the BHS president Martin Clunes in the famous Saddlers Hall , London .

The awards recognised thoses who have made a significant contribution , either in the society or into the wider equestrian community.

BHS Instructor of the year award


Rebecca Bates Receiving award BHS instructor of the year award from Martin Clunes

Rebecca Bates Receiving  BHS instructor of the year award presented by Martin Clunes



Young Professionals Award final

Amazing day today!! Keri WON the British Dressage Young Professionals Award (joint first with Levi William Hunt) keri has worked so hard for this and has proven she’s a great all round equestrian star and great business woman. So proud of EKKO too!! Thanks to everyone who supported her and us.

“What a day we had March 21st 2016 at ‘The Talland School of Equitation’ at the Young Professionals Award final! It was tense…and so very close between all six – so close that the judges couldn’t separate Levi Hunt and Keri Bates – so they were declared joint champions! Pictured is Charles Barclay, Prime Warden for the Worshipful Company of Saddlers presenting a double bridle to the duo – a second one will be made – they don’t have to share! Thanks to our other sponsors Core Context Consulting and The British Equestrian Federation Excel Talent Programme, funded by the National Lottery through Sport England. And a final thanks to our inspirational judges, Jennie Loriston-Clark and Paul Fielder.”


Well Done Keri!