Horses became a huge passion of mine when I was a child, but coming from a "non-horsey" background my parents assumed this new obsession would just be a 'phase'! Several years later I am more passionate than ever! After college I turned down University to gain practical experience in this industry and to get BHS qualified. I became a working student and achieved my BHS stages 1-3, PTT, and NVQ 2, followed by my UKCC qualification and finally became a BHS AI in 2016. Over the years I have competed in British Dressage, Show Jumping and British Eventing as well as working in Ireland at a sport horse breeding yard where I assisted with backing and training young horses for show jumping and eventing.
I joined High Beech Riding School in September 2018 and straight away I was drawn by the friendly atmosphere. The kindness towards the horses really stood out to me. It was clear that horse care and wellbeing were paramount to the day to day running and as such had to play a key role if you wanted to be part of the team, which I loved. The horses all have plenty of turnout and their work is varied from school work to hacking in Epping Forest, all of which has a positive effect on their behaviour and this reflects in the progress and success of our client's lessons. Watching people achieve things that they thought they weren't initially capable of makes this job inspiring and special!
Apart from getting to meet a wide variety of clients here at High Beech, what I enjoy most about teaching here is working with all the different horses and ponies. There is one that I am especially grateful for and that is Thika (who I'm pictured with). She is such a kind sweet mare and a lovely all rounder who has given many people so much confidence!