Amelia Payne

Freelance Instructor and Pony Club Coach
UKCC L3 CPC First Aid

UKCC Level 3 (Generic); Leicestershire and Rutland Sport – Go Gold Talented Coach Coach/Instructor, and Witham Villa Pony Club Centre Coordinator.

Amelia has been working at Witham since 2009, building the Pony Club Centre memberships. Members from Withamhave won and competed at Area and National Championships over the past 5 years.

Amelia has a wealth of knowledge having been an Instructor since 1989.  She passed her first UKCC coaching certificate in 2008 and in 2014 has passed her UKCC level 3 exams one of only four people to hold The Pony Club UKCC Level 3 Generic exam, she is part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Sport – Go Gold Talented Coach Programme and is the only Equestrian Coach in the scheme.  She coaches freelance and works at county, regional and national level, was on the Pony Club Mentoring Team at The Pony Club Championships and is B test examiner. She is training members up to their A test as well as BHS exams and coaches all levels and ages from children to adults from grass roots level learning to ride right up to BE, BD, BS Nationals and Pony Club Championships. Pupils she has worked with have won from the local Riding / Pony Club right up to national titles.  

She is an experienced event ride herself, having been a member of the bronze medal winning Great Britain team at Pony European 3DE in 1987 (France) and Junior European in 1989 (Switzerland). She evented to BE Advanced CCI*** and competed up to BD Medium, BS to JA ponies and Grade C on horses, has ridden at HOYS, RIHS and many National/Regional Championships. The next qualification she is working towards is UKCC Level 3 (British Eventing).


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