THE TEAM

Our dedicated team of experienced equestrian professionals are key to the success of our program, striving to support equines and athletes alike to achieve their best. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

DI GREEN

Director of Operations/Founder

Di is an International 3* Grade 1 Para Dressage athlete.  She returned to the saddle in 2013 after having 15 years away from horses following a horse related head injury. Once back she got the competition bug and within 2 years was competing internationally.  Di has a world of experience and brings that knowledge and passion to her mentored athletes.  Di and Lexi are campaigning for Tokyo 2021

HOLLY NORRIS

Dressage & Showjumping Coach

Holly specialises in dressage and eventing and trains with International Grand Prix rider Gareth Hughes.
Holly is currently competing successfully at Inter 1, and training Grand Prix.
Holly has proven to be an outstanding Para Coach training Di Green and her horses to International 3* level

LIZ LAUNDER

Equine Therapy Lead

Liz is a therapist with a unique approach to the prevention treatment and rehabilitation of injury. Her greatest interest however is in the improvement and development of performance and prehabilitation in horses, riders and individuals.


Involved in rehabilitation for over 30 years, 26 years attached to the Three Counties equine Hospital and 19 years simultaneously with the Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre. Here in addition to pioneering equine therapy and Rider performance she has been involved in research culminating in the production of peer reviewed research papers.

SHARON STUART

Human & Equine Sports Massage Therapist

Sharon is a L4 Sports Massage Therapist trained to treat both horses and riders.  After qualifying as a human therapist, she was accepted on to the Equine Sports Massage International Therapy Examination Council course and trained by world renowned Chartered Physiotherapist and Sports Therapist Mary Bromiley MBE, FCSP SRP RPT(USA). 


Sharon's passion is the understanding that Equestrian sport relies on two athletes working together - by treating both human and equine, she is able to quickly spot any comparable muscular issues in both horse and rider, working with both to alleviate any issues and prevent future problems.

KATHRYN BURNS

Rider Neuro Physiotherapist

Kathryn Burns is a specialist Neuro Physiotherapist who runs the Rider Rehab Centre in Yorkshire.
Kathryn has developed a specialism in rider Biomechanics and normal movement patterns from happy Hackers to international Para Riders. She works with riders with a variety of physical conditions from neurological disorders, limb loss to degenerative conditions. Sessions focus on improving performance through efficiency. This can be through improving stability, ridden biomechanics, looking at aids and adaptations or muscle activation work on and off the horse.

KATHRYN HOWARD

APEC Advanced Coach, Accredited Professional Coach

Kathryn crosses the exciting ride and drive divide with some great experience in both the ridden and driven spheres...  Kathryn specialises in youth and para coaching, unlocking potential and giving a huge confidence boost to those she supports.


An experienced equine trainer herself, she has produced some stunning horses and ponies, from KWPN athletes to Welsh Section D pony superstars.  She is known for her patient, empathetic approach with the horses in her care. She has a carefully planned (flexible) training regimen which the horses appreciate and she has proven her complete adaptability over the past years. Even highly strung, or previously misunderstood horses relax in her care.

Kathryn is a BHS Accredited Professional Coach, British Carriage Driving Accredited Coach and APEC - Advanced Coach with the renowned Centre 10.  She also has a great deal of experience in performance coaching.

If you feel you could offer your own equestrian skills to our equines or athletes please drop us a line.

 

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