Emily Phillips BHSAI, HND Equine Studies – Head Girl
Emily has been involved with horses from a young age starting her equestrian career taking hacks out across Bodmin Moor and competing in dressage and one day eventing.
In 2002 Emily completed an HND in Equine Studies at Duchy College and began her equine career working and teaching in a riding school and livery yard in Cornwall where she gained her BHSAI qualification. Emily later moved to Hartpury College where she taught and groomed for the Cheltenham Ladies before moving to a large equestrian establishment in Somerset.
Emily joined Naydon Equestrian as a riding instructor in March 2009 before becoming our Head Girl in 2011.
Emily’s has recently bought ‘ Amigo’ a 16.1hh 6 year old KWPN showjumper. Although jumping is his forte, Emily decieded he needs to do more than one job, since his arrival he has completed a 12 mile fun ride, and won both dressage competetions he has entered. Emily now hopes to affiliate him to British Dressage, as well as British Showjumping in the coming year.
Emily is currently training with Gill Longhurst working towards her BHS Stage 4 exam.
Gemma Rendell – Instructor
Gemma has grown up with horses and as a member of Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Pony Club would take her pony Tetley to local events as well as representing her secondary school in both showjumping and cross country.
After attending Sexeys sixth form Gemma started her career with horses as a freelance groom/rider whilst training for her BHS qualifications, becoming a qualified riding instructor in October 2010.
Gemma has owned her current horse Timmy, a 16.2hh 14year old Dutch Warmblood, since September 2006. He was bought as a BE Novice eventer and Gemma has enjoyed successful seasons eventing BE Pre Novice. Gemma has now joined British Dressage and is working hard with Timmy to gain points working at Elementary level.
Gemma joined Naydon Equestrian in June 2011 and has become a popular member of the team, especially amongst younger riders and beginners.
Kim Pitman UKCC Level 2 (British Showjumping) - Instructor
Kim has always lived and worked in Somerset. Married with two children, she started teaching in a large riding establishment in 1987. In 1994, to fit in with family commitments, Kim went on to become a freelance riding instructor and returned to riding school work in 2006. Kim has enjoyed success across the disciplines; showjumping, dressage and one day events, however showjumping and teaching pupils to jump is her true passion. Kim started teaching at Naydon Equestrian in March 2011 and has already made an excellent impression on the pupils.
This year Kim was thrilled to have passed her UKCC Level 2 awarded by British Showjumping. She also holds the equine specific first aid qualification and attended the safeguarding and protecting children workshops run by the United Kingdom Sports Coaches Association.