Meet The Team
Dawn is a BHSAI & UKCC 2 coach and can be found on the British Horse Society’s Register of professional Instructors.
Dawn started riding at the age of 5 & quickly became addicted, spending all of her weekends & holidays at the stables helping out as much as she could. On completion of her GCSE’s , Dawn started working with horses and went on to obtain her BHSAI & UKCC 2 qualifications through the British Horse Society's exam system. This led to Dawn setting up on her own as a freelance rider & coach, covering all of the Island until the later development of Kingates Equestrian.
Dawns own horses have always been purchased as un-backed, young or horses that have had a few problems. Backing, producing & competing them is one of her greatest passions another is seeing the development progression and success of the clients that she coaches.
Dawn competes regularly in all disciplines but specializes in Dressage and Showjumping.
Sonia Norris (Dawn's Mum)
Sonia has owned & ridden horses for over 25years and plays an integral part at Kingates Equestrian. With her full support and dedication giving up many hours into helping with the daily duties of the yard and at shows, not forgetting top lorry driver!
Ellen has ridden and owned horses from a young age. Like many keen equestrian's she has participated and represented the Pony Club through her teen years. From then Ellen has enjoyed competing in all disciplines and continues do so.
Ellen is currently working her way through the internationally recognised British Horse Society's training system.