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.


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.