Coaches & Manager's

Chief Coach 2021 - Eloise Baxter

Hi everyone, I am the current chief coach for our wonderful pony club. Some of you may already know a bit about me but for the people who don't I will give you a quick run through.

I have always loved horses and started riding when I was nine years old joining Kingswell Pony Club. I competed across multiple disciplines and I went though the certificate levels obtaining H Certificate before I headed overseas travelling.  My favourite pony was called Robert, he was a purebred arab and I took him from green broke to eventing at 1.05. Overseas I worked as a groom in three different stables.  Firstly a dressage stable in the UK with 2 yards and 5 grooms. Here I learnt the skill of mucking out quickly and to bandage very neatly! Next I moved to Germany and worked for an Olympic level eventer. The owners of the stable were rather eccentric but  I learnt a lot and got to walk the course at Luhmulen with the trainer and then groom at this prestigous event. Lastly I worked for a top UK showjumper and  groomed at many major UK competitions. This was a small yard with just 15 horses / 3 grooms but top class facilities including walker, treadmill & solar treatment area, One of my favourites here was a mare called Bluebird (the first mare to win the famous Hickstead Derby). 

I started coaching when I was 16 at Kingswell & Lorneville Makarewa.  I have been instructing at Amberley for over 10 years.

Pony Club provides a fantastic foundation for riders, whether they have Olympic aspirations or want to ride for pleasure. I love seeing riders progress and grow confidence. My aim is for riders to have fun while learning and to become better all round horse people.

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