Everyone at the Berkshire Riding Centre is a trained and experienced professional / coach.
Our status as a BHS Where to Train Centre means all our staff are continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure they are completely up-to-date and that our clients have the best possible experience with us.
Everyone at the Centre has taken the BHS Child Protection Course, passed their BHS Riding & Road Safety exam and have first aid training in one form or another.
The BHS revamped the qualifications and renamed them. All the staff below have both their qualifications detailed using the old and new styles. To explain it better see table below:
Old Qualification New qualification
Stage 1 Stage 1 – Complete Horsemanship
Stage 2 BHSQ Level 2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship
BHSAI BHSQ Level 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship
BHSII BHSQ Level 4 Senior Eventing Coach
BHSI Performance Coach BHSI
Charley joined us from Wellington Riding School, becoming a member of our instructor team. Within a couple of weeks of joining BRC, Charley has completed her Stage 3 Ride - completing her Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship. In 2020, Charley has completed all of her Stage 4 making her BHSQ Level 4 Senior Eventing Coach.
Charley teaches a variety of clients from children to adults and beginners to advance riders. Charley is an enthusiastic instructor, coaching people out of their comfort zone and building confidence. She adapts her coaching abilities to each client, and has an immense amount of support for each one of them.
As well as teaching, you will see Charley on the yard grooming and schooling our horses and ponies. Outside of BRC Charley competes her young horse Greta aiming to go through the Eventing levels.
Kristy has been at the Centre since September 2006. After having her first son and opening her own livery yard, Kristy transferred to working part-time on Thursdays and Sunday's.
Kristy is an extremely popular instructor, a great teacher and coach with eyes in the back of her head. She uses positive thinking and an eye for detail to help you achieve your ambitions.
Kristy runs a variety of flat and jump groups on both of the days she works. You've got to be quick to book her, as she is very popular with both children and adults alike
Leah started her career at BRC as a part-time groom while completing her Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Equine Management at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA). Since joining BRC as a full-time groom she has completed her Stage 2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship, Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship and her Stage 4 Senior Lunge - promoting her to Junior Instructor!!
Leah is an all round popular instructor, teaching both children and adults at a variety of levels in both flat and jump. Children love her lessons, especially her after school 4:30pm-6:00pm Friday Pony Club.
Along side teaching, Leah also takes particular responsibility for our Livery Horses on Megan's days off. She continually is building a strong reputation as an eager and hard worker and we all expect to see more from her.
Rachel joined us from the Super Duper Farm. She is well known to many, having successfully completing her PTT here. She joins the busy instruction team and being full of energy will be a great credit to the yard.
Rachel is a very popular instructor, especially with children and teenagers. Her fun, energetic lessons ensure each and everyone of our clients go away with a smile on their face. She continually builds each clients confidence and ability, whether that be in flat or jump. Recently Rachel has moved location - therefore reducing her hours just to Friday - so call reception now as she's very popular!
Rowena is one of BRC’s longest standing member of staff, she has worked at BRC since before we were a riding school! Since being at BRC, she has achieved her BHS teaching and groom qualifications whilst under the guidance of Rosie.
Rowena is a patient and encouraging coach with an understanding of how to get the best from young children, perfect for those just starting out, as well as those with more experience.
Along side teaching Rowena works on the yard, focusing on the tack and feed - so if you can't find the right saddle or bridle, Rowena is your girl!
Caprice joins us having worked at a variety of stable yards, including racing. She most recently join us after working in Private Healthcare at Nuffield Health. She has now returned to her real love, the equestrian world, focusing on becoming an instructor.
Within two months of joining BRC Caprice has already completed her goal and achieved her BHS Stage 2 Coach! She now focuses on increasing her BHS qualifications aiming to doing her Stage 2 Groom with Riding to complete BHSQ Level 2 Foundation CCH.
Caprice teaches both children and adults from complete beginners to novices; since achieving her instructor qualification Caprice has a long term goal of becoming an specialised coach for clients with physical and learning disabilities and autism.
Louisa joins us from Whiteleaf Riding Stables where she was a groom and riding instructor. She has many years of teaching at variety of different centres however never been provided the opportunity of completing her teach exams. As a trainee instructor she is currently training towards her BHSQ Stage 2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsemanship. She is proving to be a popular instructor with many children and adults from a variety of privates and groups.
Ellie joins us after a number of years of experience as a groom at other Centres and having completed a years training at the well known Talland School of Equitation. Ellie has her BHS Stage 1 and 2 and has just completed and passed all elements of her Stage 3 except one unit. She joins the instructor team, please welcome her.
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Ell joins the Centre as a Groom and trainee instructor. She has teaching and groom experience at other Centres including working on horse safaris in South Africa. She has her BHS Stage 1 and plans to work hard to achieve further qualification's. Please welcome her.
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Megan re-joined the yard working as a part time groom working mornings Monday to Friday. Meghan achieved her NVQ 2 when she was last with us and now is actively supporting the horse care side. During her time away from the yard Megan groomed in polo and dressage livery yards, while having her own horses at home - mainly focusing on showing & dressage.
Megan works closely with our Livery clients horses, ensuring their everyday care is up to our company standards.
Beth joins us on a 4 day week from Heathlands riding where she achieved her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horse Care. Beth joins our team of grooms supporting Rosie and the team of instructors to ensure efficient running of the riding school. As well as the daily horse care you will see Beth exercising and schooling our livery and riding school ponies.
Kelsey joined our successful apprenticeship programme aiming to gain qualifications to help her become a instructor. You will see Kelsey helping Lily with the horse care side of the business. She is enthusiastic and eager to learn. Kelsey is aiming to complete her BHS Stage 2 in this year! She is close to completing her apprenticeship and will then remain in the team as a Groom.
Abi is our front of house receptionist Tuesdays through Saturdays. Abi comes form a background in hospitality, most recently being a manager at the nearby Winning Post. She is now our resident expert in our new online booking system EC Pro - so any questions see her!
Alongside receptionist duties, Abi supports the administration for Rosie. This includes business development of new courses and events, if you have any suggestions please let Abi know at email@example.com
Ally completes the team in reception and will be front of house Sundays and Mondays, and will also supply cover when Abi is away.
Ally is no stranger to horses as she has had her own horse and events regularly.