BHS Senior Coach Reg RDA I
Fiona Dent BHS Senior CoachReg. RDA I. Pony Club examiner, National Assessor for professional exams. UKCC Level 3 Assessor RDA, South East Region Dressage Co-ordinator RDA, Training Adviser, Examiner & Instructor for Riding for The Disabled.
Fiona assists with organising area Dressage for the RDA and runs lecture courses for the BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificates in the Edenbridge area of Kent.
Fiona Dent fits in all her work with her family commitments. She works as a freelance riding instructor based in Edenbridge, on the Kent, Surrey, and Sussex borders as well as regularly working overseas in a training capacity for other trainers.
Fiona has over thirty years experience of teaching & training recreational and vocational students of all ages. Fiona specialises in teaching the correct basic foundations of riding and training for both horse and rider onto which specific individual disciplines can be built.
Fiona’s competition experience includes riding club level in Showjumping and Eventing, and Advanced Medium level dressage. She has shown at county level and hunted regularly. Driving trials, long distance riding and le trec are other areas in which she has competed.
Fiona’s client base covers a wide variety of people from disabled riders and young children to riding club level adults. Her aim is to teach people to ride confidently with balance and co-ordination, using a range of techniques gathered over the years, including some natural horsemanship methods and classical riding in which all qualified instructors are trained.
It is Fiona’s belief that both horse and rider must be treated as individuals to reach their full potential, and that the basic building blocks of communication, control, and confidence are essential for a happy horse and rider combination.
Fiona will share a personal online cloud folder with each student to enable her to check assignments securely and privately.