One Horse, Two Careers

Public Riding Schools - Pokfulam Public Riding School - Instructors

All riding instructors are British Horse Society (BHS) or equivalent international standard qualified riding instructors and hold up-to-date first aid certificates. Riding instructors receive weekly training from the Chief Riding Instructor and regular training from visiting coaches and examiners. Where possible they are sent overseas to further their training and broaden their experience. All are encouraged to compete in horse shows and competitions.

Senior Riding Instructor

Rebecca Bugg

Rebecca Bugg was born in the UK but spent most of her childhood in the USA. She attained her BHSII qualification in 2008 after training in the Talland School of Equitation at UK. She has worked with showjumping and dressage horses all over the world including HK, Singapore, Germany, Dubai, Ireland, USA and the UK. She specializes in teaching dressage but enjoys teaching showjumping as well.

Riding Instructors

James Kwok

James Kwok joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club in 1996 and acquired the BHSII qualification in 2013 after training in the Ingestre Stables at UK with Tim Downes FBHS. He was appointed the Assistant Stable Manager at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games. He gives lessons to the public and on-the-job-training to the staff.

Sophie Lai

Sophie Lai is a qualified BHSAI. She has trained intensively in Europe with Olympic Dressage Riders and International Grand Prix Show jumpers. She has competed at the Showjumping National Championships in Ireland. Sophie is passionate and motivated to continue to expand her knowledge and skills, aiming to achieve her BHSII qualification in the near future. She wishes to inspire others and share her knowledge, experience and skills to help promote the equine industry.

Junior Riding Instructor

Chris Tse

Chris Tse joined The Hong Kong Jockey Club as Equestrian Assistant in 2009. Through the years of internal and overseas training with Tim Downes FBHS in the Ingestre Stable at UK, he attained the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test and Stage 3 Certificates. Apart from teaching, he assists the Senior Riding Instructor to supervise the stable operations. He continues to expand his knowledge in equestrian sport to pursue a higher qualification.