Frankie has loved horses from a young age and would happily sit on a horse before she could even walk!
She started off working for an international event rider, gaining hands-on experience on a professional yard, she followed this by taking a BSc Equine Studies (Hons) Sport Horse Performance. It was during University that she was awarded the Joanna Dunn Memorial Prize for the Best 2nd Year Equitation Student across the BSc Equine Courses, along with being selected and competed successfully for British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Equine team
She then progressed to work as a Lecturer at a College where she discovered her passion was not just for horses, but education and training as well, combining the two was perfect. During her time at the college, she started teaching for the Special Olympics Eastern region (2017- Current) where she helped athletes with intellectual disabilities find their own strengths and abilities through horse riding.
She has been a Head Coach for the Equestrian Special Olympic St Albans branch since 2017 where they have successfully competed at the Sheffield national games, as well as getting two riders selected to represent Team GB in Abu Dhabi in 2019. Both Riders receiving Gold medals at the world games which is an amazing achievement for the riders.
She joined Haddon Training in 2018 and brought this wealth of experience with her.
nd I believe this steered me down the pathway of working in the equine industry, as I didn’t want to pursue something that didn’t make me happy