Volunteers

Meet Our

Volunteers

We need all sorts of people to run Muirfield Riding Therapy; meet some of them below. We have volunteers from age 12 to age 86! Some of our volunteers come with horse knowledge and others are people people; everyone’s skills and talents are used.

If you have a few hours to spare a week, please come along to one of volunteer training sessions and see what we get up to; have a chat with the friendly session Training Mentors; meet the Riders and of course the Ponies! Training is taken at your pace. Experience is far less important than enthusiasm. Meet some of our team members below.

meet our coaches

Our Coaches do a huge amount of work.  As well as physically instructing our Riding Therapy sessions, every session has to be planned in advance often incorporating themes such as colours, holidays or seasons. The Coaches also have to tailor their activities to the individual riders’ ability, so there are usually lots of things going on at once!

Coaches take responsibility for the whole session and work very hard to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Tuesday

Shirley Duff

Shirley Duff

Susan Law

Susan Law

Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton

Wednesday am

Hayley Kirkpatrick

Hayley Kirkpatrick

Anna Holland

Anna Holland

Wednesday pm

Fiona Thomson

Fiona Thomson

Joyce Kent

Joyce Kent

Thursday

Gill Morrison

Gill Morrison

Sharron Colvin

Sharron Colvin

Anne McIntyre

Anne McIntyre

Friday

Susan Law

Susan Law

Saturday

Nicky Robson

Nicky Robson

Carole Wood

Carole Wood

meet our communicators

The Session Communicator is the link pin in communication which passes throughout the group, Speaking to Riders, Parents, Carers, Schools, Helpers, Instructors and Mentors about issues which affect the running of the organisation.
The Communicators job is to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard! Communicators also help to raise the profile of events whether they are training, fundraising or social.
Sarah Lang

Sarah Lang

Tues AM &PM
Carolyn Gemmell

Carolyn Gemmell

Wed AM
Emma Nicholson

Emma Nicholson

Wed PM
Elspeth Thorburn

Elspeth Thorburn

Thurs
Moyra Shields

Moyra Shields

Fri
Anna Smail

Anna Smail

Sat

meet our training mentors

Our Training Mentors guide new volunteers through their training from the initial form filling to the gaining of the nationally accredited Green Card, at a pace which suits the trainee. Training Mentors also encourage volunteers who have their Green Cards to build on their experience, to attend Training Sessions within the group and at Riding for the Disabled Association County level, and to ensure volunteers attend mandatory extra training courses such as Child Protection and First Aid.

Tue

Fiona Michie

Fiona Michie

Valerie Elcock

Valerie Elcock

Wed am

Tracey Thomson

Tracey Thomson

Wed pm

Fiona Thomson

Fiona Thomson

Thu

Denise Grey

Denise Grey

Fri

Morven McLelland

Morven McLelland

Valerie Nimmo

Valerie Nimmo

Sat

Carole Wood

Carole Wood

Pony Welfare Management Team

Shirley Duff

Shirley Duff

Sharron Colvin

Sharron Colvin

Linsey Tarell

Linsey Tarell

Lesley McGee

Lesley McGee

Susan Law

Susan Law

Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett

Operating Group

Susan Law

Susan Law

Services Coordinator
Nicola Robson

Nicola Robson

Christine Marnoch

Christine Marnoch

Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes

Audrey Arthur

Audrey Arthur

Lynne Simpson

Lynne Simpson

Sharron Colvin

Sharron Colvin

Carolyn Gemmell

Carolyn Gemmell

Operating Group Chairperson
Helen Boyd

Helen Boyd

Administration

Shirley Duff

Shirley Duff

Office Manager
Deborah McLaughlin

Deborah McLaughlin

Fundraising Manager

Board

Angus McCallum

Angus McCallum

Treasurer
Susan Bennett

Susan Bennett

Lorna MacEwen

Lorna MacEwen

Anna Holland

Anna Holland

Michelle Sutton

Michelle Sutton

Chairperson
Morven McLelland

Morven McLelland