About Lisa

I have been working with horses for at least 20 years now and still not cured of the addiction to them! I have been fortunate enough to have owned and known some wonderful horses for 35 years, first learning to ride at about 6. I have competed for most of this time, starting at my local gymkhana at 9 - not very successfully the first time!

After studying Animal Science at Edinburgh University ~ (too squeamish and soft to be a Vet!) ~ I ran my own small riding school and livery yard, then worked at Oatridge College for 8 years teaching Riding, Stable Management, Horse Care and Equine Science.

I gained the BHSAI in 1992, BHSII in 1993 and BHS Instructors qualification in 1999. I acheived my UKCC level 3 coaching certificate in 2010.

Since having my third child I have been a freelance riding instructor, mostly in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian, and I assess at BHS exams all over Scotland, the North of England and Ireland.

Prior to having a family, I enjoyed eventing to Open Intermediate level, BSJA showjumping to B&C level and Young Riders, and affiliated dressage at Elementary level over the years.

Currently I am competing in Working Hunter classes up to county level, as well as a mixture of other disciplines; out of showing season, when time allows I still like to showjump, do dressage and cross country.

My varied experience in most disciplines, and having been teaching horse riding for 20 years, helps me to give confidence and knowledge to my clients, and think of ways to approach problem solving, as I have learned from the many horses that I have known over the years, and the trainers that have helped me with my horses and professional training. Patience is one of the most important things that I have learned from horses, and I like to think that I am very patient with my clients too.

I see my work as my chance to help clients get the most from their horse, to help them set themselves goals, and enjoy spending time with their horse.

Depending on your level of riding I can give you structured instruction and training, or I can coach you to support you in numerous ways to achieve competitive and non-competitive objectives. If you lack experience I can ride your horse to help correct problems, then help you to be able to maintain a good way of going.

I also hold first aid and child protection qualifications.

Please give me a call or send me an email for a no obligation chat. If I don't think I can help you I will point you in the right direction.

Getting British Business Online

Lisa Hiddleston,
11 Mar 2010, 16:23