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!
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.
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!
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.
Lily re-joins the Centres working four days a week Friday - Monday. Lily joined the centre as an apprentice, since then she has been completed her BHS qualifications up to Stage 3 Ride and Care. Within her time away she work for a variety of professional show jumpers and livery yards, including grooming on the Mediterranean Tour in Oliva, Valencia.
Lily will purely focus on the horse care side of the centre - this will include every day duties as well as schooling our livery and riding school horses. We are delighted to have her back, as so are many of the clients and horses!
Janine originally joined the centre for a few months between Polo seasons, we are pleased that she has now joined the team full time! With her experience in Polo, Janine is very competent and efficient on the yard. Alongside our team of groom, Janine will support the daily running of the yard. Alongside the horse care you will see Janine exercising a variety of our riding school and livery pony and horses.
Amelie joins us as an Apprentice Groom. This is her first full time professional role in the equestrian business but she is no stranger to horses. Please welcome Amelie to the team.
Izzy is no stranger to the yard having ridden here for many years. She started working with us on Saturdays whilst at school and now works Thursday's and Saturdays whilst at College, helping the horse care team.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
FYI there is no photo of Abi at her request!
Sarah has just joined us so now the reception team is complete. Please welcome her as she learns the rope