RDA High Performance Coach of the Year

We are very excited to announce that Gillian Newsum - who is one of our coaches and also our Group Chairman - has been recognised by RDA National for her fantastic work by being awarded the title of RDA National High Performance Coach of the Year!
Gillian (right) with some of our riders celebrating their 4th place finish in the 2018 Regional Musical Ride competition
Gillian not only runs the entire Group but also coaches riders each week, prepares them in dressage and showjumping, hosts fundraising events, and takes horses and riders to events across the country including the RDA National Championships, Para Dressage training camps, and the Para Dressage Home International Championships.
Gillian watching as Chloe prepares to compete in her first RDA National Championships
Not only is her commitment to the Group quite extraordinary, but her ability to get the best out of all the RDA horses and riders is second to none. This is reflected in the fact that 13 of our 18 regular riders qualified to compete at the RDA National Championships this year - a proportion which we don't think any other RDA Group in the country can match!

We are so lucky to have Gillian at our Group. She is truly indefatigable, and we are so incredibly grateful for all that she does.
Gillian in a rarely-seen position - sitting down...
More photos to follow!