Elaine Cardwell BHSPT

| March 23, 2012

My passion for horses spans more than 30yrs. For me it’s always been horses. I studied at the University of Ulster for my BA in Business Studies and worked for more than 10yrs in Human Resources and Payroll Management but horses were always there as a hobby.

elainecardwellThen about 5yrs ago I decided to change career path completely and work more with horses. To do this I decided to go down the route of BHS exams as I believe that the correct training is essential in whatever you are working to achieve. I did my Stage 1 and 2 exams in quick succession and then decided to do the PTT exams, incorporating UKCC level 2 and was able to go onto the BHS Register of Instructors. Having completed these I went straight into the Stage 3 doing the Horse Care and Knowledge part last year obtaining the BHS Grooms Certificate. I will do the riding in July of this year at Laurelview Equestrian Ctr. Once this is complete I will be qualified as a BHSAI.

I am busy working at Tullyraine Equine Clinic for Hugh Suffern MVB, MRCVS during the day. My coaching of equine students mainly takes place during evenings and weekends. I have been teaching the juniors at Iveagh Pony Club for over 2 years. I also started volunteering for the Lurgan RDA nearly 5yrs ago and love seeing the joy horse riding brings to the children’s faces. I have helped out on a casual basis as cover for some local riding schools like Ballyknock Riding School, Lodge Equine Stables and Lime Park.

elaine1However, most of my time is taken up working with individual clients. I currently teach up to BHS Stage 2 or Pony Club B test. I have clients who want to work towards BHS/Pony Club exams, those who just want to polish up their overall riding, complete beginners and those who compete but have a few issues they want to work on.

I work on the fundamentals of riding and your horse’s way of going. If the foundations are there then you have something to build on. Learning is a work in progress; everyone has something to learn no matter what level you are riding at. I personally have a thirst for knowledge and regularly update my CPD with as many training sessions I can manage to fit in around my schedule.

elaine_profileIf you would like to book Elaine for a private lesson and enjoy the benefits of a qualified BHS Instructor who can help you improve your riding through the summer months, or even to introduce Elaine as a new trainer to your riding club or group of friends in a group lesson, you can reach her using the following numbers: 07877 330804, or 028 38820132.

Some comments from people I have been working with:-

Lesley Johnston BHSAI (Lodge Equine Stables)

“I have had the pleasure of knowing Elaine for a few years now and she kindly has helped me out with lessons on occasions. Elaine naturally has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages, especially children and her love for horses also is highlighted in her teaching skills. Elaine has always been willing and punctual and enthusiastic in her work.” Lesley Johnston BHSAI (Lodge Equine Stables).

Jenna Fitzpatrick (Banbridge)

“Elaine has been teaching me for a few years now. She has assisted me with the schooling and development of a young horse and improved my riding with her vast knowledge and guidance”! Jenna Fitzpatrick.

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