Sarah Bacsich

Sarah is a happy hacker, who after having fun as a child with her pony Dolly had a long break away from horsey life until a ride on a friends horse reminded her how much she missed life in the saddle.  

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Chris McGrann

Been teaching, coaching, training for over 50 years!  From grass roots to Olympics  UKCC coaching and verifier certificate.   Former Riding Club Master Judge and Examiner, BE accredited.  A firm believer in horses go as well as they are ridden and their welfare comes first.  Riding and caring for our horses...

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Shaun Malpass

I have ridden the majority of my life, from my early childhood.  Being the only horsey one in my family, it was a passion I knew I wanted to pursue.  I am a qualified coach and now manager of Askham Bryan Equine Unit.   Through my riding career so far, I...

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Izzy Forbes

I am the treasurer of Nidd Valley Riding Club. By day, I crunch numbers as an accountant, at the weekends and evenings I spend my time with my spirited chestnut Branston (featured in the photo above). We currently compete at 80cm eventing and are partial to dressage and long hacks...

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Vicki Forbes

Vicki is the Chair and Web Editor for Nidd Valley.  “I can’t ever remember not loving horses.  This led to me spending several years in the horse racing industry both UK and Australia.  After having my daughter, I found time to reignite my passion for horses and my paths crossed...

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Will Joyce

Will is one of Y.R.C.’s Advanced Instructors. He has trained both horses and riders to British Dressage Regional and National level and also produced horses at County showing level and for the British Dressage young horse classes. He has schooled and worked with a variety of different horses including Thoroughbreds,...

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Kath Inman

A BHS Accredited Senior Coach, Kath Inman’s passion is the training and bringing on of young horses, she also enjoys working with novice riders and horses.  Kath provides encouragement to both horse and rider at any level.  She has worked her way through Pony Club gaining her A test. She...

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