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Fran Bird - Director and Senior Instructor


Qualifications

BHSI

BA (Hons) Equine Degree

Post Grad Diploma in Education

Child Protection Certificate, NVQ Assessor & Internal Verifier, First Aid Certificate, Foundation Certificate in Health & Safety, Advanced Certificate in Equine Transport,

The yard is run by Fran.  Fran has ridden to Advanced Event level including prestigious events such as Gatcombe.  She  has been teaching horse riding for more than 25 years, gaining her BHSI in 1996, and has run her own livery yard for 10 years.  As a BHSI, she has taught riders short listed for the Junior BE and Paralympic dressage teams but specialises in helping people to improve their confidence, particularly after a bad experience or a break from riding.  Whether it is to do their first dressage test, jump a 2' course without being terrified, do their first affiliated competition or aim for a 3DE, Fran loves helping people to fulfil their ambitions and enjoy their riding.  Since having her own children, Fran has also helped many very young riders learn to love the fun of ponies and riding.

Fran attended Warwickshire College where she gained a First Class Honours degree in Equine Studies which has helped her to understand the best methods of fittening and feeding horses and the importance of horse and rider psychology to success at any level.  It has helped her to run a successful livery business for many years. She has ridden at British Eventing Advanced level and has worked with many professional riders as Head of Department at Brooksby College.  This depth of experience and knowledge, together with her passion to help those just wanting to learn and "have a go", has made her a popular and respected trainer in the area.

 

 

 

Steff Jones BHSAI

 

Steff is a UKCC Level 2 Coach.