Grove House Stables equestrian centre has been established for nearly thirty years providing recreational and career training for equestrian and other rural occupations. It has always believed in giving individuals and groups the opportunity to share this corner of North Nottinghamshire and the animals, wildlife, and nature in this environment. I-Pegsaus CIC (not for profit) continues this vision and to give more groups and individuals this chance.
I-Pegasus CIC consists of; An official pony club approved centre – Grove House Stables Pony Club Centre is approved member of this international voluntary youth organisation for young people interested in ponies and riding. Individuals can use one of the equestrian centre ponies or bring their own. – The equestrian centre is a Riding for the disabled accessibility mark approved. Grovewood Riding club is proud to be a part of the organisation providing training, competitions, and social events for riders from novice to advance. A large part of I- Pegasus’s work in education and alternative education outside mainstream using equine facilitated intervention. I- Pegasus activity club uses the facilitates at the centre to reach out to various groups in the community.
The journey so far…
Andrew Stennett is a British Equestrian Federation Elite Recreational coach. Andrew is a UKCC Level 4 coach and is also a coach educator and Assessor. He is a Qualified Teacher of further Education specialising in Equestrian Learning and Development. He has trained with many leading coaches and developed many professional coaches for the equine industry.
In 1991 he founded Grove House Stables Equestrian Centre with one horse and his old Show jumping pony. Today the centre has grown to have a range of horses and ponies, full indoor and outdoor facilities providing excellent training opportunities for career and leisure. He is available to coach a wide range of riders from novice to advance level with and without their own horses. Andrew specialises in giving confidence and inspiration to riders young and old so they can reach their riding goals.
Hi I am Kerri, I am a UKCC Level 2 BHS accredited Coach and iv been working at Grove House stables since October. My role includes Coaching, caring for the great horses here and I have a large part in delivering the alternative provisions and BHS Changing Lives Program.
Prior to working here iv gained my teaching experience coaching at different yards, freelance teaching and teaching for our local pony club branch. I have worked as a rider on a few professional yards where I gained great experience, my roles included exercising the horses, competing and producing them for sale.
I have been lucky enough to have been brought up always having ponies so I can massively relate to all the horse mad kids out there. As a young rider I was always very competitive and always looked for ways to develop. Show Jumping has always been the discipline for me, since age 15 I have competed at an affiliated level, qualifying for Blue Chip, Amateur Finals and Scope Show Jumping Festival.
I set up Ponies ‘n’ Pals to combine a lifelong passion for horses and a desire to give young people the opportunity to experience horses in a fun and accessible way.
I have worked with horses for the last 9 years. More specifically, over the last 6 years I have worked as a rehab assistant for children and young adults with special needs. Through this work, I have seen how horses can develop people’s confidence and self-esteem, whilst helping them find the happiness and well-being horses can provide.