Elspeth Rainy Brown PDF Print E-mail

Pony Club Instructor (Volunteer)

Started riding at Foxley Riding Stables Glasgow as a very young child, then were run by the Jamieson family , Linda Jamieson is still very well known in the world of show jumping.

She owned her own horse at the age of 14. A very nice 15.2 arab cross thoroughbred chestnut gelding.

She had to give him up when she went to train as a hairdresser for an international company in one of their  Glasgow branches.  After qualifying as a hairdresser , the company sent her to Aviemore , from there to Australia where I worked on a cruise liner for a year touring the south pacific islands, Hong Kong and Singapore.  When she returned she  was made manageress  at the Newtonmearns salon and then came back to Aviemore as manageress. Elspbeth started riding again at Pat Taylor’s yard in Nethybridge and  took a break from hairdressing to pursue her love of horses . She was also  lucky enough to have training with  people like Georgie Henshal,  Audrey Horn, Bunny Percival  (who she  also worked for in Nairn at the Owenmore stables before she returned to Ireland) Heather Anderson and many more very good trainers visiting the area. She  part of the team representing Scotland in the riding club area finals at Stoneleigh when training at Pat Taylors.

Elspbeth is now married with 3 children who all ride and have taken part in horses again after a  break back to hairdressing and to have family.

Holds an N.C. in Equestrianism, an H.N.C. and has now started the H.N.D.

Holds a Scotvec qualification as a trainer and examiner in hairdressing which I have found very useful  to transfer into coaching  with horses. Pony club accredited instructor.  Has experience in teaching own children to a very acceptable level in the sport and they compete to a decent level at pony club, riding club, show jumping and showing not only in this area but also in the south. We have as a family worked together and produced some very successful ponies which have mainly been sold on to the south to give other children great enjoyment.

Elspbeth thoroughly enjoys teaching the children at Newtonmore and the adults also hopes to do some more teaching qualifications in the future.

Elspbeth normally does one day a week usually voluntarily with saddle club or pony club.

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