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Duties of Current Occupation
Ride leader. From 1 hour treks to day rides over mixed terrain including beach, forest, moorland, mountain. Assessing riders for allocation of suitable horses. Engaging with customers, providing excellent customer service. Schooling. Lessons.
Equine Work Experience
Trail guide - Black Horse Trails, Wilderness, South Africa - Workaway - current (until Feb 2017). Mostly forest treks, all horses are ridden bitless.
Ride Leader - Island View Riding Stables, Co. Sligo, Ireland - employed for summer season 2016. Leading rides along Wild Atlantic Way.
Racehorse Rescue Centre - retraining ex steeplechasers and flat racers for re-homing - volunteer for 10 months while at university.
Boerperd horses - exercising through Bush and schooling - private Game reserve, South Africa - volunteer for 3 months.
17 years riding experience.
Own horse for 7 years until going to university - pony club, fun rides, local shows etc
All aspects of daily yard routine and equine healthcare.
Competent rider comfortable with all types of horses. Great with people and confident in public facing roles. Also, good knowledge of wildlife and habitats learnt both from lifelong interest and degree in Wildlife Media (graduate 2016). Good media, expedition planning and filmmaking skills.
Type of Ride Work
Trekking and trails, hacking, multi-terrain, multi-climate. English style and bitless.
Schooling and lunging.
Instructor to children and adults.
Some dressage and jumping.
Areas of Expertise
Working with children
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O'Connor's Island, Day Ride at Island View Riding Stables, county Sligo, Ireland Aug 2016
Enjoying an evening ride with colleagues after work at Island View Riding Stables, Ireland, 2016
Sunset ride after work at Island View Riding Stables, Ireland, 2016
Riding out in the bush at Kwa Mawala Private Game Reserve, Nelspruit, South Africa, 2013
Showjumping with ex steeplechaser, Frosty, from the Racehorse Rescue Centre, Carlisle UK 2016
Peaceful evening on the beach at Island View Riding Stables 2016