Dressage School

My Coach Story

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Alison is coaching in an arena,  hands together describing offering rein to the horse.

My Coach Story

I began coaching with The Pony Club and started my BHS Exam training at Greenacres Riding School in Puxley. Later I trained at Brampton Stables, Wellington Riding and Gleneagles.

My love of horses has taken me on lots of adventures competing and coaching. I’m particularly proud of the time I spent working in New Zealand and my own sporting career with Dressage Horses Jack, Sebastian and Neptune.

I am delighted to have been awarded Centre10 Runner Up Coach of the Year and to have been nominated in 2021 for a U.K. Coaching Hero Award and the Equestrian Business Awards Coach of the Year.

I am a British Horse Society Accredited Professional Coach. I hold the Stable Manager’s Certificate, Senior Coach, UKCC3 Generic and List 6 Judge. I am a Centre10 Advanced Coach, British Dressage Recognised Coach and a National Development Programme for Coaching Excellence Graduate. I hold an HND in Equine studies with Estate Management and am a NZEF Community Coach. 

I enjoy connecting with Riders all over the world and as technology advances this becomes even easier. It’s now possible to Coach remotely in live sessions both in and out of the saddle. I am an Ambassador for Ridesum.

I am a Dressage Rider and I enjoy Coaching Competition and Leisure Riders. I have played A Grade Polocrosse before my love of training horses lead me to the Dressage Arena where I have competed up to Advanced Medium level. I have competed at National level with Jack and Sebastian with highlights competing in Dressage to Music and riding for England at the Amateur Home International. My current horse Neptune and I have begun to compete at Medium level. 

I have been working hard to create a library of digital courses. My current courses include Hygge for Horse & Rider, Equestrian Athlete Programme and my Ready Set Go programme is embedded in my Ultimate Planner for Riders. I’m putting the finishing touches to Rider with a Plan your arena side companion to enjoying your schooling sessions complete with video explanations, floor plans and direct contact with me.