KEY PEOPLE

Fern Stokes : Groom

Fern Stokes

Groom

Fern joined South Bucks RDA from Heathrow Special Needs Farm RDA, and works Wednesday to Friday. She coaches classes during the week and helps care for our ponies.

Jaroslaw Kucharski (Jarek) : Groom & Estate Maintenance

Jaroslaw Kucharski (Jarek)

Groom & Estate Maintenance

Jarek has joined the stable and estate team. He will be working with the horses, and maintaining the site and buildings.

He has a recent background working with Arab racing horses, and before coming to England had a small stable in Poland for local children.  He is a trained agricultural mechanic.

Gina Bailey : Group Administrator

Gina Bailey

Group Administrator

Gina supports the Trustees with the smooth running of SBRDA, and works closely with volunteers and riders.  She is in the office Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

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

Diane Redfern

Trustee - Group Chair, Group Organiser

Diane Redfern is our Chair and Group Organiser at 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

Hilary is a retired GP. She spent many years as a child riding and Pony Clubbing, her older daughter followed her passion and as a result, she became a Pony Club mum and helped with her pony and horse. Following retirement, she wanted to find some charity work to do and RDA was the obvious option  putting both her GP skills and equine knowledge into good use. Shortly after becoming a volunteer in 2013 she stood for election as a Trustee and has 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 Berkshire College of Agriculture 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, RDAGC Group Coach

Elaine Smith

Trustee - HR, RDAGC Group Coach

Elaine is our Trustee with responsibility for Human Resources, she works with and supports our staff. She coaches on a Sunday. Outside RDA she is a keen sailor, walker and skier.

elaine.smith@southbucksrda.org
Theresa Drake : Trustee - Coaches, Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Training

Theresa Drake

Trustee - Coaches, Health & Safety, 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 our 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

Sarah Baron

Trustee

Sarah is a Trustee for the Group, she works closely with our volunteers and is a key member of our volunteers on a Saturday.  Sarah has been volunteering with RDA Groups for over 30 years and has a degree in Equine Nutrition.

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

Emma Ford

Trustee, RDAGC Group Coach

Emma is a Trustee and volunteer coach on a Saturday, she has been volunteering at SBRDA for 30 years.  She is a qualified Executive Coach working in the area of professional development. Her horse Shane lives at SBRDA and is best mates with Bruce.

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

Alison Tolmie

RDAGC 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, and is a primary school teacher.

 

Sharon Brockey : RDAGC Group Coach

Sharon Brockey

RDAGC Group Coach

Sharon is a volunteer group coach, she volunteers on a Saturday coaching two classes.  She has been volunteering with the Group for over 20 years, and works for British Airways.

Romilly Hart : RDAGC Group Coach

Romilly Hart

RDAGC Group Coach

Romilly is a volunteer group coach. She has been volunteering at SBRDA for over 20 years and was a keen endurance and dressage rider. Romilly coaches on a Wednesday and is an integral member of the yard team looking after the horses on a Sunday.

 

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