Silver

Jodie Campbell

How long have you been a coach?
1 month and now a level 1 coach with Peninsula RDA, have previously been a coach for 12 years elsewhere.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
To help /teach people to ride and the health benefits for the participants in programs.

What is the best thing about being a coach?
Interaction with people and watching the improvement in kids’ life skills and riding.


Carolyn Bain

How long have you been a coach?

I have been a coach for 25 years both here in Australia and the UK.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
I have always worked with horses and have a real passion for them and  knowing how therapeutic they are led me to become involved with RDA.

What is the best thing about being a coach?

It is such a rewarding experience. Watching the children react to the horses in a positive way and seeing the smiles on their faces makes it so worthwhile. The intuition of the horses always amazes me and working alongside such fantastic volunteers is great too.


Max

John Suttie

How long have you been a coach?
OTC 10 years.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
To be a more valuable volunteer and to be an assistant to the coach and to take groups under the coaches’ supervision.

What is the best thing about being a coach?
Being able to train volunteers and share my knowledge.

 


3 Rosco

Elinor Hannay

How long have you been a coach?
20 years.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
The encouragement/persuasionof Pauline Perry and I enjoy teaching.

What is the best thing about being a coach?
Working with the children or adults who come riding. I enjoy working with the volunteers and of course the horses. I believe it is a great organisation.


Edwina 2

Carmel Powell

How long have you been a coach?
3 years level 1.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
Wanting to help children and use my horse knowledge.

What is the best thing about being a coach?
I love working with children and seeing their progression in riding.


Jet (2)

Bill Weyne

How long have you been a coach?
OTC for two years.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
To become more valuable to RDA and to become more involved.

What is the best thing about being a coach?
The satisfaction of seeing the riders improve.


Digger 1

Lin Craig

How long have you been a coach?
1 month and previously OTC.

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
There is a need for more coaches, and I enjoy horses and people.

What is the best thing about being a coach?
Working with kids, horses and volunteers.


Comet

Lisa Harris

How long have you been a coach?
15 years ish

What were the main reasons you became a coach?
Having a young daughter with multiple disabilities I saw the benefit of horse riding and with only one coach at the centre, I was asked to study up to be a relief coach. 15 years later…..

What is the best thing about being a coach?
Giving volunteers the skills, knowledge and confidence to assist the riders in achieving their goals, creating a positive outcome for everyone involved.