Its congratulations to Katie and Kelly who have recently passed exams. Kelly passed her Stage 3 Riding last week, having successfully done the Preliminary Teaching Test and Stage 3 Horse Knowledge and Care back in April. She is now a whisker away from being fully qualified as a British Horse Society Assistant Instructor (BHSAI). Katie passed her Preliminary Teaching Test in September leaving her only one short course to go before also being a BHSAI.
If you don’t know what it takes to qualify, and how much hard work Katie and Kelly have put into it, see the short item below.
What does it mean to Katie and Kelly?
Katie, pictured here with the handsome Troy, has been at KRC a long time; she started as a helper when she was 14, and she has been working full-time for the past two years. Her success is the culmination of a lot of hard work. Now Katie will be taking on more teaching at KRC and in the longer term she wants a role where she will be training young horses and doing more schooling.
This is what it meant to Kelly to pass her exams:
It delights me to say that I have now passed all of the required exams to achieve the BHSAI qualification.
I could not have done it with out the help and support from the team at Kingston Riding Centre. When I started working at Kingston Riding Centre, the riding exam seemed a distant dream, having once been told that I would never reach the required level! within 9 months of being at Kingston Riding Centre ,I passed my Preliminary Teaching Test(PTT), stage 3 Care, both taken in April 2014 and my stage three Riding.
Thank you to the Kingston Riding Centre team for helping me to achieve this qualification which I started training towards 10 years ago!
Kelly Lessel BHSAI (British Horse Society Assistant Instructor)
This is Kelly jumping Lily in the outdoor arena – don’t they look good! Those of you who have met Kelly will know there is a love affair going on between Kelly and Lily.
And what does it mean to KRC? Joe Mastroianni, proprietor of KRC said ‘I’m thrilled with the success of our two girls. Katie is special to me; we’ve spent time together looking for horses and it’s been nothing to her to try 20 horses in a day. How many people can do that! And Kelly has shown us the makings of a great teacher: in particular she has real skill in starting people off and those foundations are vital in becoming a good rider.’
Congratulations to Katie and Kelly from all of us.