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Throughout my working life I have always considered education/training to be very important, ive completed various qualifications including 2 Masters Degrees (MA Marketing, MA Sport History & Culture),  L3 & L4 Further Education Teaching Certificates and various management & marketing qualifications.  More recently I have completed a number of equine qualifications/courses.


2018 – BD Trainee Judge
2017 – Donkey Breed Society Probationary Judge (In Hand)
2017/2018 – Indoor Driving Trials – Assist P & P Judges throughout the indoor season (Merrist Wood EC)
2016 – Appointed UK Coaching (formerly Sportscoach UK) Tutor for the Safeguarding of Children Suite of Courses
2016 – New DBS (CRB) completed October 2016

During 2018 the following Qualifications are due to be completed;

1st4Sport L2 Award in The Principals of Coaching
1st4Sport L3 Award for Tutors & Assessors in Sport
Sport Leaders UK – Tutor Training Qualification
Professional Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring
Certificate in Advanced Skills for Practical Trainers

Equine Qualifications/Courses Completed 2015 – 2017

UKCC Level 1 Award – Coaching Equestrian Riding
EQL Level 1 Award – Principals of Coaching Sport

British Driving Society Qualifications:
BDS – Level 3 Road Safety Certificate for a Single Harness Horse
BDS – Level 2 Diploma Principals of Harness Horse Training (2017)

British Horse Society:
BHS – EQL Stage 1 Principals of Caring for Horses & Horse Husbandry, Identification & Handling (2015)
BHS – Safeguarding & Protecting Children Course (Refresher Jan 2018)
BHS – First Aid (Refresher completed April 2018)
BHS – Equine First Aid (2015)

Pony Club:
Pony Club D & D+ Assessor Training Completed
Pony Club – Registered Supervised Instructor
Pony Club – Completed Step 1 Coaching Training

Donkey Breed Society (DBS):
DBS – Bronze Proficiency & Silver Proficiency Award
DBS – Long Reining Test

Misc CPD Courses Completed:

British Carriagedriving (BC)- Club Course Designers Certificate
BETA – Certificate Lorinery Retailing
BD – Dressage Writers Course
BHS – Level 1 Access Course
Brinsbury College – Certificate in Lunging & Long Reining
BGA – Spillers Nutritional Certificate of Competence – Level 1
BGA – Groom Clean Certificate

Equine Coaching Experience:

Taught at a local Riding School during the summer of 2016, lessons with children ranging from single assessment lessons to running Pony Club afternoons for 12 children teaching a variety of activities including transitions, jumping position & mounted games.

Also have coached a variety of donkey owners aspects of harness fitting, long reining, cones driving & driven dressage.






BHS – Gold Member          BDS – Member           DBS – Member      BD – Member

UK Coaching – Member


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