I have been a full-time staff member at Docklands Equestrian Centre for 5 years now, prior to that I was a stable girl for 3 years. During this time I have gained many qualifications including NVQ level 2 and 3 in Horse care and BHS exams stages 1, 2 Care and Riding and stage 3 Riding. I am currently training and studying towards my BHS Stage 3 Care exam. I have my own horse, which I have owned for 5 years and I regularly compete at a local level on him. I am currently looking for a young horse to produce myself and compete in show jumping. In the future I hope to work at a show jumping yard and compete my own horses at a high level.
I have ridden at Docklands Equestrian Centre since I was 8 years old and have worked as a volunteer on the yard for the last 8 years. During that time I achieved my Stable Management ABRS A-E and 1-3. I became a staff member 3 years ago and have since completed my BHS stage 1 and 2 and Ride and Road Safety exam including my NVQ Level 2 in Horse care and Riding. I am looking forward to using all the experience I have gained at Docklands Equestrian Centre. I will continue to train and study for my exams to provide me with options for a career in the equine industry.
I have always loved working with animals and in particular horses. I have never had my own horse but I did loan a section D Welsh Cob stallion called Prince for a few years. I am now a part-time member of staff at Docklands Equestrian Centre and also work part-time at Newham City Farm where I’ve gained lots of experience with various animals and have recently passed my Level 2 exams in Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines. In the future I would like to be a Veterinary Nurse Assistant.
Robert have trained and competed intensely with horses from a young age in Germany, where he originally come from. He competed in Dressage, Showjumping and X-Country, with Dressage being he’s specialty. After coming to the UK Robert combined a career in the City of London with training own horses for over 2 decades. Robert his now passing on knowledge full time by coaching/teaching students in the Equestrian Art. During he’s membership with the German Riding Federation he achieved the “Deutsches Reitabzeichen” in Bronze and Silver, DRA Klasse III, DRA Klasse II and DRA Klasse I. Robert is a registered Member of the British Horse Society and a fully qualified BHSAI, UKCC level 2 Coach. Robert also an Instructor/Riding member of the TTT Trust (Training the Teachers of Tomorrow) to continuously develop he’s own coaching techniques and knowledge to offer the students the best and most up to date value.
Started as a volunteer at 11yrs old. Then become a long serving member of staff gaining British Horse Society and Riding for the disabled qualifications
Kayleigh has been a working pupil for over 6 years and has grown in confidence due to successfully passing the BHS exams she has sat to date. She enjoys passing on her knowledge to clients in particular she likes teaching children.
Jean has been volunteering at the centre for well over a decade and has recently taken on the role as centre manager for the Docklands Equestrian Centre to help in the everyday running and administration. She and her dog, Alfie, are the well known friendly faces of the centre.