Julie Braddon BHSAI Int SM CSA

Julie Braddon BHSAI Int SM CSA - BHS Instructors

CONTACT DETAILS

Name: Julie Braddon BHSAI

Address: Cale Barn, Horwood, Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 9RA

Telephone: 07780 673547

Email: julie@juliebraddon.co.uk

Web: www.juliebraddon.co.uk

QUALIFICATION AND MEMBERSHIPS

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Somerset, Dorset & Wiltshire

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SERVICES OFFERED

Providing quality tuition encouraging those who lack confidence, & competitive riders.

Biog & More Information

Born the eldest of 2 girls from a non-horsey background, my love of horses was apparent from a very early age.  Riding lessons at the local riding school started aged 6 & by the time I was 11 or 12, I was cycling 8 miles every Saturday morning to go & help muck out, groom, tack up & help out at a Riding School in vague hope of a free ride.  They didn’t come often but it didn’t matter!  Just being around the ponies was enough!

I had my first horse on loan aged 16 having begged & borrowed until that point & it was only after I’d completed a year at Secretarial college did my parents give in & allow me to go & study for my BHSAI.

On returning home with my BHSAI & my ABRS Assistant Grooms Diploma, I worked with a variety of horses, on a racing yard, then with Eventers, Hunters & Dressage horses.  I built up from scratch my own Riding school after this with a couple of ponies & for 3 ½ years I taught from home, mainly beginners, some children defected from the Riding School where I’d once helped & then the occasional parent too.  I soon outgrew the premises & with the ever-growing problems of insurance & red tape, I decided it was no longer viable to be able to afford to offer the quality of tuition I wanted, so I closed the school.

It was several years & several ‘normal’ jobs later, both before & after the birth of my son & the loss of childcare that I decided to start teaching again, mainly so I could work around him.  I never expected to be quite so in demand!!  My business has gone from a few occasional private clients, to regulars, a lot of Pony Club teaching, both camps & rallies, & now a very healthy diary that takes a bit of juggling to fit it all in!!  It’s also given me the confidence to continue with my exams & further my Coaching education to hopefully become BE Accredited & hold my UKCC Level 3.  I passed my BHS Stage IV last year to give me my Intermediate Stable Managers qualification & my Intermediate Teaching is next on the list! Nothing gives me more pleasure than watching a client & a horse progress.  I have some clients that are going on to represent Pony Club teams at National Championships AND getting placed which fills me with huge pride.  I love getting text messages after events telling me what’s happened – good & sometimes not so good – but that’s horses.  I love not knowing what challenge the horse is going to set me today & it’s all these little things that give me the buzz I getting from my work!

 

Client Feedbacks & Comments

Name: Isabelle

County: Hampshire

Date : 2017-08-29

SCORE - [10]

Julie is professional, inspirational and is a gifted teacher. Julie has a fabulous eye for detail and possesses Excellent communication skills. She is able to deliver instructions to my daughter and myself specifically targeted in a way we can both easily and quickly understand. We travel a fair distance to have lessons with Julie and it is worth the travel as in my opinion Julie is one of the best instructors I have ever come across.

Name: Irena

County: Somerset

Date : 2017-05-15

SCORE - [10]

I took my 12 year old daughter to have lessons with Julie when her confidence was shattered after she had a nasty accident jumping on her pony. Over the course of the last few months, under Julie's patient, and fantastically encouraging, tuition, not only has Rose's confidence been rebuilt, but her relationship with, and trust in, her pony has blossomed because Julie has taken the time to explain to her how her pony is responding to the way she is riding. We are so thrilled that Rose is, once again, jumping and is, moreover, loving it and, most importantly, after Julie's expert instruction, is in control!

Name: Rebecca

County: Somerset

Date : 2017-05-15

SCORE - [10]

I have found my time spent with Julie to be so beneficial, regaining my confidence again and making feel much more in control. Initially I was nervous not having had a lesson in more than twenty years but my worries soon melted away as Julies approach is very friendly and reassuring. I'm so glad I decided to have lessons and my horse schooled by Julie, I feel I can keep moving forward in a positive way and it has been a real turning point. Advice with tack and ideas to try at home have also been great. I will definitely look to have further training with Julie in the future.

Name: Jane

County: Somerset

Date : 2017-05-04

SCORE - [10]

Julie has taught my 2 sons now aged 7&9 for two years alongside my novice husband and myself - all at different levels and has tailored each lesson to suit both horse and riders ability and needs on the day. She has great awareness of the individual's approach to learning and her explanations and great care and cheerfulness make every lesson a joy even with sometimes grumpy boys who always end the lesson grinning and proud

Name: Jo

County: Somerset

Date : 2017-04-25

SCORE - [10]

I can not thank Julie enough for all the help she is giving my daughter and her young and difficult horse. Julie is professional, positive, patient and able to get the very best from horse and rider. A one in a million trainer.

Name: Maxine

County: Somerset

Date : 2017-04-25

SCORE - [10]

I have two very different arabs both of which have been instructed by Julie. She really picked up on the strengths and weaknesses of both horses and encouraged me to bring out their best features. I am not the bravest rider but Julie provides confidence and motivation, giving me a real "can do" attitude. Highly recommended

Name: Jo

County: Somerset

Date : 2017-04-24

SCORE - [10]

Julie has been teaching our riding club members for some months now and as Club Secretary I have had nothing but praise from them for how Julie teaches. She is definitely an enthusiastic teacher, a great communicator and very sympathetic. She has taught all abilities within our Club, both from the rider and horse point of view and has always brought the best out in all of us. Specifically she has been using poles for dressage and how she manages to come up with so many different exercises each month which enables all abilities to achieve in that lesson is incredible. We would highly recommend Julie for all riders and horses!

Name: Joanna

County: Somerset

Date : 2015-10-21

SCORE - [10]

After many years of non riding I really wanted to ride again. I had lost my confidence and had forgotten all the basics. Julie has over the past two years given me her expertise, reinforced my confidence , making each lesson interesting for both horse & rider. I look forward to my lessons, Julie explains everything in a way I can understand and leaves me homework which helps me improve. Julie , thank you for giving me back this amazing feeling when I am riding , thank you for laughing with me and for your incredible patience . You are a star

Name: Maxine

County: Wiltshire

Date : 2015-10-17

SCORE - [10]

A totally enlightening jumping lesson today. Julie travelled to destination of our choice today to help us further our dreams.She has a refreshingly different way of working through problems. Some real 'light-bulb'moments. I can't recommend this professional lady highly enough! I feel like Julie has let me look inside my horse's mind today and am starting to understand why my horse does some of the things she does and now i can start to get things right for my horse. Thank you Julie!

Name: Elizabeth

County: Dorset

Date : 2015-10-14

SCORE - [10]

Julie taughjt my daughter at pony camp covering all diciplines including fun and games such as gymkana and polo crosse. Julie was patient, professional and most importantly understood the individual needs of each of the children. i would recommend Julie as an instructor to all ages and abilities. Looking forward to camp next year

Name: Laura

County: Wiltshire

Date : 2015-09-24

SCORE - [10]

I can highly recommend Julie for her encouraging and motivated way of teaching. Julie's sympathetic but positive approach to my tricky mare has given us the confidence and ability to compete at affiliated level. I couldn't of achieved this without Julie's continual help and support.

Name: Jemma

County: Dorset

Date : 2015-09-23

SCORE - [10]

I organise an annual camp for approx 40 children and always ask Julie Braddon to teach because she is so brilliant with the children but also her teaching makes total sense. She makes it fun for the child and easy to learn the techniques without making it boring. She is far from boring! I am a Mother of three and they always want Julie to teach them! I highly recommend her and camp wouldn\'t be the same without her humour and sense of energy and enthusiasm.

Name: Susan

County: Wiltshire

Date : 2015-09-23

SCORE - [10]

Julie has always made herself available for training for me or my daughter (age 14),and has been a very reliable Pony Club Instructor/Examiner when booked for camp or test days. I can definitely recommend Julie for any training/lessons you need.

Name: Julie

County: Dorset

Date : 2015-01-17

SCORE - [10]

Julie Braddon has been teaching my 12 year old daughter for over a year now and the results we see not just in her riding but also her confidence in her own ability are absolutely out if this world. I can not thank Julie enough for this. Julie always explains why, and this has always helped my daughter to practise her schooling alone. I have and would always recommend Julie as an instructor as she is friendly and very professional.

Name: Steph

County: Dorset

Date : 2014-06-11

SCORE - [10]

My daughter has been having lessons with Julie for the past 3 years where Julie has taken from learning her first canter to now jumping great courses. Abigail loves having lessons with Julie, her commitment, enthusiasm and expertise is the best I have seen, without Julie Abigail certainly wouldn't be riding how she is today. I can't recommend her enough.

Name: Julie

County: Dorset

Date : 2014-05-27

SCORE - [10]

I cannot thank Julie enough for the help and confidence she has given to my 12 year old daughter, her clear teaching manner has not only taught my daughter how to react in different situations, but why!! Which I find you don't get with many other instructors. I have such trust in Julie that my 12 year old daughter is now also having schooling lessons on my 4 welsh sec D. Amazing lady, Fantastic lessons, would highly recommend her to anyone. Thank you Julie. Xx

Name: Sarah

County: Somerset

Date : 2014-05-15

SCORE - [10]

I couldn't recommend Julie more highly. Clear calm teaching manner, with bags of enthusiasm. Helped my daughter gain confidence with her new horse. Will always be so grateful for all her time and energy.

Name: Natalie

County: Wiltshire

Date : 2014-05-15

SCORE - [10]

Excellent cross country lesson, felt in safe hands and made to feel very comfortable, Achieved far more than imagined and loved every minute. Will be going back for more. Thank you.

Name: maxine

County: wiltshire

Date : 2014-05-15

SCORE - [10]

Excellent, understanding, empathetic cross country tuition today. My friend of 45 years said of Julie...shes the best instructor I've ever had...and I second that!

Name: Jenny

County: Dorset

Date : 2014-04-17

SCORE - [10]

My daughter has been lucky to have Julie as her instructor for ponyclub camp and their recent 2 day cross country rally. Julie has helped her gain enormous confidence with her riding and building a new partnership with her new horse. Julie is always encouraging and enthusiastic giving helpful advice. Would highly recommend a lesson.

Name: Jessica

County: Dorset

Date : 2014-04-17

SCORE - [10]

Julie is a great instructor and has helped me gain confidence with my new horse. She has taught me control and how to approach a cross country fence. She is encouraging and her lessons are always fun. I would like to say a big thank you.

Name: Julie

County: Somerset

Date : 2014-04-08

SCORE - [10]

Julie has taught both of my girls (9 and 11) for the past three years, and has turned them into proficient little riders. She is always encouraging, firm but fair and always makes lessons fun and different each week. She has the perfect ability to push on the more confident riders and encourage those that need a more gentle touch. As well as being a great teacher, she has outstanding horse knowledge, and she is the first person I would call to get advice. I cannot recommend Julie highly enough.

Name: Alice

County: Dorset

Date : 2014-03-18

SCORE - [10]

Julie has taught my three young boys and, occasionally, me. We all really enjoy our lessons with her - she hits the right note and the right level every time and is always relaxed and flexible. Brilliant!

Name: Maxine

County: wiltshire

Date : 2014-02-22

SCORE - [10]

Brilliant lesson, really helpful and enlightening. Working towards higher scores in preliminary dressage with my Arab mare.thank you Julie.

Name: Kate

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-10-26

SCORE - [10]

My 13 year old daughter has just spent the week with Julie having daily lessons. She has learnt so much and both her and her horse have improved so much during their stay with her. Julie is a very talented instructor and i would highly recommend her to anyone wanting to improve there own riding skills or their horses performance.

Name:

County: United Kingdom

Date : 2013-10-26

SCORE - [10]

Julie has brought my riding on more in a week than a year at my old stables. She was very nice and I enjoyed every lesson I had, I also found it so easy to understand everything she was teaching me.

Name: KITTY

County: DORSET

Date : 2013-10-23

SCORE - [10]

Julie has been an excellent instructor for my 3 children, building confidence previously shattered by another instructor, improving all round skills and jumping and having a lot of fun. During one cross country session they all visibly improved, 3 very different ponies and 3 very different children Julie was brilliant: patient, kind, encouraging and infectiously enthusiastic she found the key to each child and the results were fantastic.My children love being taught by her. She has taught regularly at our pony club camps and is the firm favourite with children and parents alike.

Name: Shirley

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-08-24

SCORE - [10]

Julie was recommended to me by a friend. She has been brilliant at helping with a very difficult ex-racehorse. She is very patient and encouraging. As my horse is a complex character we had to constantly review what we did with him to see what worked best and fortunately it looks as though we have now cracked it. I certainly could not have done it without Julie's support and guidance all the way through so I owe her a huge thank you. I would highly recommended her to anyone.

Name: Michelle

County: Dorset

Date : 2013-07-27

SCORE - [10]

Julie is a fantastic instructor who has given my daughter so much confidence with her caring attitude, she is a very enthusiastic instructor who always encourages and praises the rider. Julie quietly managed to get my daughter jumping in and out of water on her new pony when they went out onto the XC course for the first time. Julie is always very friendly and has a lovely way of teaching, my daughter loves being taught by her.

Name: Mary

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-07-22

SCORE - [10]

Julie has been great. My two daughters have loved all their lessons and she is brilliant at encouraging them and giving them confidence.

Name: marianne

County: dorset

Date : 2013-07-21

SCORE - [10]

Julie is a fantastic teacher, she has time & patients not just with the horse but with the client too.

Name: Claire

County: Wiltshire

Date : 2013-07-20

SCORE - [10]

From stood on the mounting block in tears at the thought of getting on my horse, to competing in a dressage competition, Julie has been there every step of the way, providing reassurance and encouragement at all times. I have found she works with both the horse and the rider and is the only instructor I have had who can get me and my horse from confidence at rock bottom to sky high in just one 45min lesson. Her patience and listening skills are second to none and a wide range of approaches in her tool box is like a breath of fresh air. My only regret is not knowing about her when my confidence demons started!!

Name: rosy

County: somerset

Date : 2013-07-20

SCORE - [8]

I was recommended Julie by a friend who had used her services in the past. Julie started coming to us and giving private tuition last summer and I hope will continue well into the future. Julie has been incredible in helping to bring on my young horse, giving us both confidence. She has been very understanding and supportive. She has a lovely teaching manner and I always look forwards to our lesson. Highlight of my week.

Name: Charlotte

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-07-20

SCORE - [10]

Not only is Julie an incredible horse women she also strives for the best in herself and in you! Toffee and me are very lucky to of found you and in that each other!! Xx

Name: Hannah

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-07-20

SCORE - [10]

Julie is a wonderful instructor, calm, positive & encouraging. Initially I sent my pony to be backed by Julie, she was always positive & came up with a number of ways to successfully back my pony. She taught me & gave me my confidence back, a real believer in her students. Highly recommended. X

Name: Ali

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-07-19

SCORE - [10]

Julie has taught us both for the past 4 1/2 years. We've gained a huge amount of experience and knowledge in that time. Julie caters for individual needs and adapts her teaching to suit. She provides good honest feedback. She takes a keen interest in my daughters competing giving pointers to work on and improve.

Name: holly

County: somerset

Date : 2013-07-17

SCORE - [10]

Julie was very helpful and understanding as an instructor. She took time to build a relationship and understand how i learnt best and catered to my needs. She also showed an interest in how i did in events and helped me understand where i went wrong and helping to improve.

Name: Sarah

County: Somerset

Date : 2013-07-17

SCORE - [10]

Julie taught me to ride and encouraged my lifelong love of all things horsey. I have had valuable help from Julie with my horses since - a time span of over 20 years!! Thoroughly recommended.