I am fully insured, offering freelance coaching and services with an empathetic and encouraging approach to both horses and their humans. In addition to this, I am also a freelance writer and running a blog, the aim of which is to try and increase awareness of alternative training methods/ways to do things and disciplines in the equestrian industry.
I’ll be bringing you an honest account of some of the perhaps less-explored areas of our industry, and maybe inspire some people to get involved and try something new!
Qualifications and Accreditations:
- HND in Equine Studies (with Distinction/Student of the Year)
- UKCC Level 2 Coaching
- First Aid
- TRSS Level 4
- BHS Stage 1
- Safeguarding and Protecting Children Certificate
- PVG Scheme Member
- Industry Champion with LANTRA (Higher Education Award Runner-Up 2017)
I am a member of the British Grooms Association, Senior Volunteer Rider and Trainer at Equine Rehabilitation and Re-homing, and currently studying Equine Shiatsu with the Scottish School of Shiatsu for Horses.
I’ve had experience working with children and adults in a busy equestrian center in Scotland through previous full-time employment for a year after graduating with a Diploma in Equine Studies from SRUC. This job involved all basic yard duties, coaching clients, and taking out treks. I have also undertaken work experience on a showjumping stud. Since 2014, I have been a volunteer at Equine Rehabilitation and Re-homing (now Senior Volunteer Rider and Trainer), backing, starting, schooling (on the flat and over fences), and re-training horses with behavioural issues.
I’ve competed in various unaffiliated showjumping events, hunter trials, and cross country with a variety of horses, and have plenty experience taking green horses round their first courses.
I spent two months in Australia last year, where I had the pleasure of working with a trekking centre in Byron Bay, tending to the horses and taking customers out on trail rides through the forests and along the beach. Since then, I’ve also worked in the USA with Arabians and OTTBs in Arizona, and on a ranch in California.
If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!