- April 17, 2020
Versatile, professional Coach, qualified to BHS Stage 4 in Complete Horsemanship with Lecturing and NVQ assessing experience.
I have ridden since I was 3 years old and have had a Pony Club up bringing. I rode for my branch on multiple teams across various disciplines. After leaving school, I studied my National Diploma in Equine Management and during my late teens - early 20's I worked with retraining ex-racehorses as a hobby around teaching full time. I gained my teaching qualifications at 18 and have progressed through to my BHSII and I am currently training for my stage 5. I have worked with a variety of riding schools and most recently started lecturing for equine colleges, having gained 2 years lecturing experience at Hadlow College before moving into my current role at Writtle College. I have also gained my NVQ assessors award and spent several years delivering outreach programs for the College of West Anglia where I was responsible for the planning, delivery and assessment of equine NVQ courses. I am actively involved with pony club and have recently taken on the chief instructor role for my branch. I enjoy eventing and have evented as an amateur at grass roots level on ex-racehorses and youngsters that I have produced myself.
Current role - description
I am currently working as an Equine Training Coordinator for Writtle College. I am responsible for training students to meet industry standards and delivering riding lessons. The role required me to design and deliver continuous assessment and feedback for the students to monitor the development of their skills in addition to coordinating training and final assessments. I work closely with the yard manager and teaching team to ensure students are meeting practical based targets. This is term time only so I also run my own freelance coaching business and teach for local pony clubs and riding schools where I deliver clinics during the school holidays and coordinate my time to freelance around the county.