Our Instructors

All our instructors have nationally recognised qualifications as RDA coaches:

Louise

Louise

Louise

Centre Manager 

Msc Applied Equine Science, BHS Stage 2, UKCC Level 2, RDAGC, Level 1 Vaulting Coach

Louise is new to the Centre having started with us at Gaddesden RDA in November 2015. She obtained her Masters degree from the Royal Agricultural College following on from her BSc (Hons) where she obtained a 2:1 in International Equine Business. She has her UKCC Level 2 in Generic Riding and has a real passion for coaching. Before joining Gaddesden Louise worked as Assistant Equine Centre Manager at Moulton College. Although this is Louise's first role within RDA, she has always believed in the therapeutic benefits horses can bring and is passionate about developing her career in this field.

 

Juliet

Juliet

Juliet

Yard Manager 

RDAGI

Juliet has been at Gaddesden Place since 2004. She has been involved with all aspects of the centre, starting as a volunteer, qualifying as an instructor & also holding the position of trustee for 4 years. She now runs the busy yard, with the welfare of our 6 ponies her primary concern. Juliet says "Gaddesden is a wonderful place. Horses are beautiful and magical, they make you feel uplifted whether riding for therapy or working with them, even when it’s -9 degrees in winter!"

Cathy

Cathy

Cathy

Trustee and RDAGI

Christina

Christina

Christina

Trustee

County Instructor

RDAGI

UKCC Level 2

Instructors exam RDA Hong Kong,SE Asia Bar

Margaret

Margaret

Margaret

Trustee 

Group Organiser 

RDAGI 

UKCC Level 2

Julie

Julie

Julie

RDAGI

Gwen

Gwen

Gwen

RDAGI

Diane

Diane

Diane

RDAGI

UKCC Level 1


Qualification Explained

RDAGI means RDA Group Instructor, a qualification(s) awarded by the UK RDA National body. UKCC means UK Coaching Certificate. This is a qualification in disabled riding conferred by Equestrian Qualifications GB in partnership with the British Equestrian Federation and Sports Coach UK, Britain's central agency for coaching. All instructors also have appropriate First Aid qualifications and regularly attend refresher courses.