Meet the Team
We have a dedicated team of instructors, grooms, administrators, housekeepers and helpers who make everything possible.
Our staff are DBS checked and we always have a first aid trained member of staff on the premises.
Kate is returning to IRC following maternity leave and will be running evening clinics
Kate is BHS level 3 accredited coaching certification and a UKCC Level 2 Coach.
Sophie is BHS qualified and she is our ABRS Award Winning Instructor.
Groom & Trainee Instructor
Now in her third year at Island Riding Centre having joined as a student with HTP College and then progressing as an apprentice Katie is now showing excellent progress as a junior instructor and has a good following of regulars who request her specifically.
Katie says “My favourite pony at IRC has got to be Little Charlie! He is certainly cute but very cheeky, I love his personality and his quirks, he’s amazing with children as well.”
Having successfully completed a year studying with us under HTP she joined as full time apprentice in 2019 and is steadily going from strength to strength. Angel is very popular with pony parties.
March 2021 – Angel has received the High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight Award for her outstanding dedication to learning and progression in her career.
Having successfully completed a year studying with us under HTP, Emily joined as a full time apprentice in 2019.
Emily says, “Donald is my favourite horse on the yard because despite his size, he is the gentlest and friendly horse up there! He’s super calm and patient with his riders and loves a good cuddle. He loves everyone – especially if you have a treat in hand!.”
Kath is currently on her first year at IRC as a level 3 business administration apprentice.
Her favourite horse is Donald as he’s like a friendly giant! Kath also loves the two cats Albert and Buster who always greet her in the mornings.