Alison works as a freelance instructor coaching people for competitions, preparing students for exams and helping people build partnerships with their horse so they can have fun!
Alison began studying for her Preliminary Teacher's Certificate in 1994 with Michelle Carman at Greenacres in Puxley and went on to gain work experience as an Instructor with Grafton, Pytchley, Northampton and later Taupo(NZ) Pony Clubs teaching all age ranges. Alison is a regular instructor at mini, junior and senior PC camps. Alison later trained at Brampton Stables and The Gleneagles Equestrian Centre passing her AI, II and in 2005 her BHS I Stable Managers exam.
Alison enjoys competition coaching and has worked extensively with Junior riders including travelling as assistant coach with the NZ Junior Polocrosse team to Western Australia in 2000. (Alison is a qualified UKPA and PC Polocrosse umpire and coach) Alison coached the Bay of Plenty provincial Gymkhana team at the North Island Championships and prepared riders for the North Island Horse Trials and SJ Champs in 2000/01 Back home , Alison has prepared teams for the UK PC polocrosse championships and prepared riders for affiliated dressage to area level.
Alison trains with Sabrina Jones FBHS, Peta Roberts FBHS and Jenny Ward BHS I List one and has enjoyed success in 2005 with Mrs. Rachel Harris' Roughway Jack gaining 35points in affiliated dressage and competing in her first dressage to music competition at the Aspley Guise and District Riding Club Championships.