Spread over some 35 years, Elaine has gained all round experience working with in the equestrian industry in both this country and abroad. With the exception of driving and racing, Elaine has competed and has experience in all other disciplines including eventing, BSJA showjumping, affiliated dressage, team chasing, hunting and has shown both astride and side saddle at county level.
Elaine is on the B.H.S.register of Instructers, holding ukcc and equine specific first aid with child protection, and fully insured.
Based at home, Elaine is key to running the day to day business activities, yet her real passion is to be out and about with both new and existing clients. This ranges from teaching to judging and even helping clients find their new horse or pony!
As well as teaching all ages of private clients, Elaine also enjoys teaching side saddle, both pony and riding clubs, and having gained a curative education diploma, thoroughly enjoys working in the field of 'riding therapy'.
Why choose Macduff Equestrian? Having been teaching for over 30 years Elaine is an experienced and mature riding instructor with a vast amount of knowledge to share. Elaine has trained and worked under some of the most experienced and talented riders to grace the equestrian world and it is this experience and knowledge that she has passed on to many of the younger generation of popular Instructors, whom she is very proud of.
Offering a vast amount of both personal and working experence, Elaine is able to assess a riders capability quickly and safely; tailoring lessons to meet the individual riders aims, confidence and capabilities with the emphasis on confidence building whilst proving fun while learning.
Seeking your new horse? With an experienced eye for conformation and movement . Elaine can identify what a horse would excell at and help you find the right horse for your individual goals.
Elaine's young daughter Lexie, has already gained great experience in backing and producing ponies. Lexie has a passion for riding and has ridden a variety of different types of ponies to further her own experience. Lexie also rides side saddle, hunts and events as well as showing, yet her real love is showjumping.
Jim has a variety of roles including husband, groom, dad and saint! Jim has his own horse, a lovely horse he shares with Lexie named Dave who he enjoys hacking and hunting with. Jim is a real assest on the ground playing a key role in transforming the sometimes unruly horses and youngsters that come our way.
We also have some wonderful and dedicated helpers and other professionals that make it possible to offer a wide range of services.