KEY PEOPLE

Gem Hall : Yard Manager / Group Coach – BHS Stage 3 Horse Care – RDA Group Coach

Gem Hall

Yard Manager / Group Coach – BHS Stage 3 Horse Care – RDA Group Coach

Gem was a graduate in photography prior to joining SBRDA in 2015 and is usually on duty Tuesday to Saturday.  Gem is qualified to BHS stage 3 Horse Care and is an RDAGroup Coach.

Gem supports the trustees to ensure that the horses and ponies are kept healthy and happy. She is also involved in developing the skills of the volunteers.

Chloe Hobbs : Groom

Chloe Hobbs

Groom

Chloe has recently finished studying horse care at Berkshire College of Agriculture. She has joined the team as a full time groom. Chloe works on the yard from Sunday to Thursday.

Fern Stokes : Groom

Fern Stokes

Groom

Fern has recently joined South Bucks RDA from Heathrow Special Needs Farm RDA on a part-time basis. She will be helping with the care of the ponies. Fern is training to be a coach with the group.

Gina Bailey : Group Administrator

Gina Bailey

Group Administrator

Gina supports the centre manager with the smooth running of SBRDA. She is in the office answering queries Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday mornings. Gina oversees the DBS process.

gina.bailey@southbucksrda.org
Diane Redfern : Trustee - Group Chairman, Group Organiser

Diane Redfern

Trustee - Group Chairman, Group Organiser

Diane Redfern is the Chairperson and group organiser for South Bucks RDA. She invited the group to the Redfern family home 50 years ago.

Through her influence, and guidance South Bucks RDA has developed to an internationally renowned centre, where disabled riders can come and develop their potential. She has been a guiding light in the National Riding for Disabled movement and is an Hon. VP of the National Charity.

di.redfern@southbucksrda.org
Dr Hilary Jones : Trustee - Honoury Company Secretary

Dr Hilary Jones

Trustee - Honoury Company Secretary

I am a retired GP. Having spent many years as a child riding and Pony Clubbing my older daughter followed my passion and as a result, I became a Pony Club mum and helped her with her pony and horse. Following my retirement, I wanted to find some charity work to do and RDA was the obvious option of putting both my GP skills and equine knowledge into good use. Shortly after becoming a volunteer in 2013 I stood for election as a Trustee and have enjoyed working with the other Trustees behind the scenes to help SBRDA a continue with its excellent work.

hilary.jones@southbucksrda.org
Julie Thomson : Trustee - Finance - Honorary Treasurer

Julie Thomson

Trustee - Finance - Honorary Treasurer

Julie is our Trustee for Finance / Honorary Treasurer. Julie has been involved with SBRDA for over ten years, and is a weekday volunteer.  She previously worked at BCA in equine event management and administration, leaving there in December 2016 to concentrate on her business as a book-keeper.

julie.thomson@southbucksrda.org
Elaine Smith : Trustee - HR;  Group Coach

Elaine Smith

Trustee - HR; Group Coach

Elaine is the trustee with responsibility for HR overseeing staff support. She coaches on a Sunday. Outside RDA she is a keen sailor, walker and skier.

Elaine.smith@southbucksrda.org
Theresa Drake : Trustee (coaches, health and safety including safeguarding, training)

Theresa Drake

Trustee (coaches, health and safety including safeguarding, training)

Theresa has been involved with the RDA movement for several years, with a number of different groups. She started as a helper with the Diamond Group, Carshalton. Whilst at University she gained her BHSAI.  When  working in Harrogate she supported the Stockeld RDA group. On moving to High Wycombe as a Speech and Language Therapist she joined the South Bucks Group in 1987. Under the guidance of Di Redfern, Theresa first became a group instructor then took her RDA instructors’ exam.  November 2014 she achieved the UKCC level 3 (RDA  coaching specialism).

She extended her support of RDA by becoming South Region Coach. She is a Training Advisor and Showjumping Assessor for the Region. When not at RDA Theresa is a Specialist Speech and language Therapist, for school aged children with complex needs, working for the NHS throughout Buckinghamshire.

For information on safeguarding click here

theresa.drake@southbucksrda.org
Alan Lawrence : Trustee - Fundraising

Alan Lawrence

Trustee - Fundraising

Alan is a trustee with responsibility for fundraising. He heads up a team of volunteers who raise funds to subsidise the running of the group. Alan became involved via his sons, who both ride. Alan supports his younger son as a side helper. Alan is also actively involved supporting the maintenance of the Group's horse box.

alan.lawrence@southbucksrda.org
Sarah Baron : Trustee - Group helpers

Sarah Baron

Trustee - Group helpers

Sarah is a trustee for the group. She looks after the volunteers needs. Sarah supports lessons on a Saturday.

sarah.baron@southbucksrda.org
Emma Ford : RDAGC –  Trustee, Volunteer Group Coach

Emma Ford

RDAGC – Trustee, Volunteer Group Coach

Emma is a volunteer coach  on a Saturday at SBRDA. Emma has recently joined the board of trustees. When not at SBRDA she works as a career coach supporting universities both in the UK and Germany. Her horse Shane lives at SBRDA and is best mates with Bruce.

emma.ford@southbucksrda.org
Alison Tolmie : RDAGC – Volunteer Group Coach

Alison Tolmie

RDAGC – Volunteer Group Coach

Alison has been a volunteer with SBRDA since she was 14. She used her volunteering with the group as part of her DoE Gold award. She has achieved her pony club C+ and BHS stage 1 as well as being an RDA Coach (green). Alison  usually coaches on Sundays.

When not at SBRDA Alison is a primary school teacher. She also loves walking and photography and music.

Sharon Brockey : RDAGC – Volunteer Group Coach

Sharon Brockey

RDAGC – Volunteer Group Coach

Sharon is a volunteer group coach. She coaches  two classes on a Saturday.

Romilly Hart : RDAGC – Volunteer Group Coach

Romilly Hart

RDAGC – Volunteer Group Coach

Romilly is a volunteer group coach. She has been with the group for over 20 years. She was a keen endurance and dressage rider. When not coaching, Romilly is an integral member of the yard team looking after the horses.

Amanda Morley : Group Riders’ Representative

Amanda Morley

Group Riders’ Representative

 

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