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Christopher Bartle FBHS

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Christopher Bartle - Instructor Yorkshire Riding Centre

Christopher teaches and trains riders at the Y.R.C., around the U.K. and across Europe. He is currently National Coach to the German Olympic Three Day Event Team - Winners of Team and Individual Gold medals at the London Olympics in 2012 and the  Beijing Olympics in 2008. Locally Christopher trains many British International level riders, notably for many years the British team rider Nicola Wilson from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. Christopher does not exclusively teach higher level competition riders, he is also willing to teach less experienced riders on their own horses.

Awarded Hon. Fellowship of the British Horse Society in 2001
Dressage Trainer to British Olympic Three Day Event team Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000
Received the British Horse Society's Trainers Award in 1995


Christopher has competed internationally in both Dressage and Three Day Eventing.

  • Member of the British Dressage Team from 1981 to 1987.
  • 6th Individual in Los Angeles Olympics with WILY TROUT)
  • National Dressage Champion in 1984 and 1985
  • 4th in the European Championships in 1985
  • 2nd in the Nashua Dressage World Cup in 1986
  • Awarded the British Equestrian Federation's Medal of Honour 1986
Three Day Event
  • Scottish Open Champion in 1997 (Word Perfect)
  • Member of the Gold Medal winning British Team in the European Championships in 1997
  • Winner Badminton Horse Trials 1998 (Word Perfect)
  • Reserve for Olympic Team 2000 (Word Perfect)


Managing Director of the YRC Instructor and Trainer at the Centre. National Coach to the German Three Day Event Team


Educated at Ampleforth College and Bristol University, B.Sc.(Econ). Trained initially by his mother, Mrs Nicole Bartle and then by Hans von Blixen-Finecke, (Gold Medal - Helsinki Olympics 1952).

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