All our instructors have nationally recognised qualifications as RDA coaches:
Msc Applied Equine Science, BHS Stage 2, UKCC Level 2, RDAGC, Level 1 Vaulting Coach
Louise 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 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!"
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.