Our Group Coaches

riding for the disabled group coach

Currently we have two qualified Group Coaches who are trained and qualified to RDA standards and undergo regular assessments.

Penny Fletcher. R.D.A.G.C - Penny first joined the group in 2001 and took on the role of Group Coach in June 2005. She has a wealth of equine experience running her own riding school for many years and breaking and training young horses.

Sharon Broadbent R.D.A.G.C - I have been involved with and owned my own horse for over 30 years and was first introduced to RDA Nottingham Group in 1987 but had to leave due to a young family and work commitments. In September 2015, having retired, I decided to contact the group again to help. After about 18 months I was asked to become a group coach and was very pleased when in December 2017 I passed my assessment and now look forward to a long and happy relationship with the group


 Lesley Davies R.D.A.C - Lesley joined the Nottingham group in 2005 as a volunteer helper.  Lesley is now a fully-fledged Coach with both Belvoir Vale and Kesteven RDA in Lincolnshire and has also taken on the role of County Coach for Nottinghamshire.  Lesley says " often what we consider to be the smallest improvement can produce the biggest change in the rider’s' life".