All our staff are well qualified – many come from having worked in other yards within the equine industry and have British Horse Society Qualifications. They all undergo training at the Centre and are expected to gain the RDA Group Coaching within a year of starting work with us. Staff are then encouraged to work on the RDA Coaching Pathway. Staff school and hack out the ponies along with receiving regular training in order to keep progressing.

Sarah Healing: CENTRE MANAGER 

BHSL4 Accredited Coach. RDA Advanced Coach and Mentor. British Para Dressage Accredited Coach. UKCC L3 CO EDUCATOR.  2019- 2020 RDA Coach of the Year.

Also – Regional Coach Greater London RDA & Regional Show Jumping Coach Greater London RDA.  RDA National Coach for Trainers and coaches. 

Sarah started at Penniwells RDA in 1994 and continues to drive and support the Team along as well as being very involved with regional and national RDA training of current and new coaches.





Lucy Stevens RDAGI: Part Time Instructor/Groom
Started at Penniwells RDA in 1999 as a full time member of staff. She has since had 2 children and now works for us part time.
Lucy’s favourite thing is working with the riders in the school – particularly the more therapeutic sessions.





Lauren Beswick RDAGC BHS L2 complete

Lauren is an RDA Coach and has now completed BHS Level 2 Complete. Lauren started in 2017 and enjoys coaching all levels of riders. Lauren is on Maternity leave until May 2024 – Many congrats to her on the birth of a beautiful baby girl called Elsie.





Olivia Healing RDA Coach

Olivia has volunteered at Penniwells since she was very young and is now a fully qualified coach within the group. Having graduated in Music in 2022 she is now working for us until she decides what may be next on the horizon. She loves coaching and riding the horses – especially Bertie. 


Kayla Ryder has just joined the team as a trainee coach and groom


Jasmine Wall is our latest recruit covering Lauren’s maternity leave