Hailing from South Africa, Amber has a wealth of experience which she brings to the equine industry with a real energy and drive that is clear to see. Beginning from a very early age, Amber’s riding career started at the age of 8 and 4 years of dedicated training would follow, seeing her grasp opportunities to ride 3 thoroughbreds as well as more challenging, often difficult and problematic horses that would help raise her knowledge and experience levels to a very high standard.
Whilst receiving training from Sharon Orpen and Belinda Haytread, Amber was competing and an active member of the Hout Bay Pony Club. She has now gone on to receive further training from the Zimbabwean Olympic Event rider, Camilla Kruger, further enhancing her knowledge base and experience.
Having moved to the UK in 2011, Amber continued to pursue her passion, finding work with 4* event rider Georgie Spence before moving to London where she worked as an instructor at Hyde Park Stables and beginning her AI studies. Now residing in the heart of Kent on a privately run yard, together with husband Darren Greally, she helps run Refined Horsemanship UK, operates as a freelance instructor and rider as well as competing in British Eventing.
Ambers existing qualifications include – BHSAI / BHS Stage 3 Coach; British Horseracing Education & Standards Trust Level 3 in Horse Care & Management; Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Horse Care & Management; NPTC Level 3 Diploma in
work based Horse Care & Management.
Adding to this, Amber has extensive nutrition knowledge and is a DENGIE Silver Product Advisor, HorseHage & Mollichaff Adisor and holds the Baileys and Allen & Page Knowledge Award. Amber is the Pony Club Area 11 Centre Coordinator and runs a Pony Club Centre as well as being an Assessor. She also holds Cross Country Clinics throughout the South East.
In her constant pursuit to continue learning and growing her knowledge base, Amber is currently furthering her Natural Horsemanship studies, studying for the BHS Complete Stage 4 and has been awarded the Jeffress Scholarship. She is hoping to move up to BE100 and Novice level in 2019.
Amber has a level of care for the welfare and progression of both rider and horse that is unequivocal. This passion, combined with her international experience and qualifications, drive and determination makes her a first choice for all your training needs and riding opportunities that may be presented to her.