Pembrokeshire Riding Centre consists of a team of competent, committed and experienced people. Allow us to introduce them to you on this page.
Sue has spent all her life with horses. She qualified as a riding instructor in Scotland in 1967 under the tutelage of Mrs. Thea MacFarlane at the Scottish Equestrian Centre.
Following qualifying Sue developed at The Limes Riding Centre in Leicestershire which became a leading centre for the provision of student training and pleasure riding.
Sue was recalled to Scotland by Mrs MacFarlane to take over a centre in Perthshire from where she continued her Equestrian training.
In 1970 Sue became qualified as a British Horse Society Stable Manager, Scottish Council for Recreation Centre Manager, and achieved the National Pony Society Stud Diploma.
With a love of teaching and a move to Wales Sue enrolled at the University of Wales qualifying with a Bachelor of Education Degree in primary and special education.
Work in Pembroke Dock as a teacher brought Sue to Pembrokeshire where the Pembrokeshire Riding Centre was founded.
Eric is our most valued member of staff.
Qualifying from Harper Adams Agricultural College, Eric returned to the family farm where he grew crops, raised cattle and contracted out hedge cutting and bale wrapping.
Eric provides the riding centre with excellent quality feed and bedding, keeps our grass in top condition and provides sheep to keep the land sweet.
All the tractor work is Eric’s domain!
Daniel joined the riding centre as a student in 2010 not having sat on a horse before. He has followed the British Horse Society’s education programme under the tutelage of Sue, gaining his teaching qualifications in 2015.
Daniel has won a prestigious award for his teaching. In 2016 he was runner up in the Young Instructor of the Year award for the whole of Great Britain. He also enjoys competitive riding and training young horses.
Daniel left the centre to further his experience for eighteen months and has returned to embark on the next step of his training working toward his level 4 complete riding coach.
Linda has achieved her City & Guilds Level 2 in Horse Care & Management and is working toward her C&G Level 3 and her teaching qualifications. She enjoys running our popular Pony Pats and generally meeting different kinds of people.
She joined the yard with little experience of career horse work and now holds qualifications in first aid, child protection, and her first levels within the British Horse Society career pathway.