All our staff are DBS checked, have attended a Child protection course and the instructors are First Aid Trained. They are like members of our family and are totally appreciated for their friendly, fun outlook in life. They all have a passion for horses and love helping our customers achieve the same outlook.
I have been working with horses since the age of 16. I became a BHS Intermediate Instructor (both stable management and riding parts held) over 15 years ago. I have the BHS Stage 4 Coaching certificate. I also have a Diploma in teaching and lifelong learning. I have a wealth of knowledge from training point to point horses, working on dealing yards, producing showing horses to HOYS level. Currently training to Medium/Advanced Level Dressage on Sir Baltimore with Mette Assouline and Emile Faurie.
I love teaching and watching clients improve and achieve their own ambitions and dreams. Braeside started out as a small family business and has progressed into what it is today whilst retaining the same family friendly values.
I trained at Braeside for my Level 2 and 3 City and Guilds Work based Diploma. I passed my BHS Stage 3 with flying colours, shortly followed by my BHS AI qualification. I am currently passed my BHS Stage 4 Ride and Lunge, now training for my Stage 4 care and Caoching Certificate. I thoroughly enjoy teaching students of all abilities and watching them progress and improve lesson by lesson. I also organise the Pony Club activities and camps. Riding is still a huge hobby of mine so even though I work with all these beautiful horses and ponies everyday; I enjoy Training and competing on Jet in both Dressage and Jumping.
Emily is very successful with her coaching methods showing lots of experience in all levels and disciplines she is very popular with all Braesides Customers. Emily loves helping to with the schooling and backing of the many horses that we have coming through Braeside. Emily is always willing to help no matter what the situation and is Jane's rock.
Lily has been at Braeside for a few years now and is a very popular member of staff, Lily is fun, always smiling and happy to help all our lovely customers. Lily has passed her British Horse Society Stage 2 and is training for the British Horse Society level 2 Coaching certificate.
Children really love Lily as they feel safe and confident with her coaching methods, she makes it fun and is always putting the kids at ease. Nothing is too much trouble for Lily and she is always there to help.
Adults also love Lily because she is very mature for her age and always puts the customers at ease. She is also brilliant as Lily makes sure the yard and office is always clean for us all.
Lily works very hard on the yard looking after the horses and keeping everything nice and tidy.
Tom Has been with us since a young child as a customer coming for his weekly riding lesson.
Tom is training for his level 2 City and guilds certificate in Equine. Tom has passed his British Horse Society Stage 1 Ride and Care. Tom loves schooling the horses and jumping showing great talent and understanding with the horses.
At the moment Tom rides and cares for Squiff improving his way of going on the flat and over fences.
Tom is a popular member of staff and works very hard as team member, helping with the daily care of the horses and the day to day running of the yard.
Maisy has completed and passed her Level 2 City and Guilds Work based Diploma Apprenticeship, and is currently training for her Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Equine studies. Maisy has passed her British Horse Society Stage 1 and 2, Training towards stage 2 Coaching and Stage 3 Ride. Maisy is a Great team member always smiling and willing to help.
She has been riding from a very young age so has been brought up with horses and is therefore very passionate about them. She loves jumping and schooling horses, enjoys helping backing horses and furthering their education.
Maisy helps with the day to day care of all the horses, making sure they are all kept fit and healthy ensuring happy school horses. Lots of the children love her teaching techniques as always making it fun to learn and nothing is too much trouble
Alannah Is a valid member of staff, Always Chearful and willing to help. Alannah has passed her Level 2 City and Guilds in Equine studies. She Passed her British Horse Society Stage 1 and 2 with flying colours and is now training for Level 3 City and Guilds Diploma in Equine Studies.
Alannah has her own horse 'Rocco'and has just started to train him on the flat and over fences, enjoying every moment.
Alannah helps with the day to day care of the horses, making sure that all their needs are meet, making sure the yard is organised and presentable for all our lovely clients.