Dressage rider Sam Twyman, along with his novelist partner Fiona Walker, established Dovecote Stables in 2007. Sam is a well-renowned coach whose unique, user-friendly teaching combines classical and bio-mechanical techniques to brings harmony between horse and rider. As well as teaching clients of their own horses, Sam has a small selection of schoolmasters available for lease at the yard, carefully sourced from Spain and Holland. Now located just 5mins from Stratford upon Avon, Dovecote Stables is in the heart of the beautifuil Warwickshire countryside, with a traditional yard, international-sized arena and super facilities. Here, Sam shares the expertise and experience he has gained over three decades working with horses to benefit clients old and new.


  • Livery & schooling
  • Schoolmasters available for lease
  • Coaching & private lessons
  • Horses sourced for clients in Spain and Holland
  • Flatwork & dressage specialists.