My name’s Madeline, an eighteen year old from the UK who moved to Greece at the age of 9. After having a devastating lack of equestrian activity in my area, I gave up hopes of ever having a career in the equestrian industry, when a nearby stables opened up and I began to work there in exchange for lessons. I had two instructors. Noticing that I had stopped attending school at a relatively young age, Irene asked what I wanted to do with my life and offered me the chance to enrol in the Certificate 3 Instructor’s course. I accepted, and I’m so glad I did. I had a set work schedule for my practical side of the course and I worked full time, doing general yard duties and eventually teaching regularly under supervision. As for the theory, I studied and completed quizzes whenever I possibly could. I didn’t have a set time limit for tasks and this made me comfortable, and I’d like to say even more motivated to study.
Glenys and her team show an excellent standard of customer service, and were always there to answer any questions I had, at times even helping me with more personal issues relating to my work. At the end of my course, just as I completed the last few sections, I was offered a teaching job in Scotland. My current employers wanted evidence that I had completed my course, as I had only just finished and certificates are sent after two weeks or so. I cannot say how grateful I am that everyone went completely out of their way to process all of my assessment papers before they were even due to be assessed.
I recommend this course to anyone looking to start their career with horses and riding, be it teaching or having your own business. Finding a job was pretty easy with my qualification, and I was offered quite a few. I am so glad I completed this course, and have the opportunities I do today. Life would be very different, had I not enrolled.
Thank you, Glenys!