Belinda Bailey is involved in the equine education industry in a few different areas. She teachers others in all of these facets. She has kindly taken the time to answer some questions about her horse related career.
How much of your day/week is related to horses?
30 – 40 hours a week
What is it exactly that you do?
I am an Equestrian Coach and Coach Educator. I also work as a part time TAFE Teacher of Equine and Agriculture Courses
In this field of work, is it possible to be a full time professional and earning a liveable income?
Yes it is definitely possible to make a comfortable living in the Equine Industry.
What are the general steps taken to be employed in such a role?
Vast riding and competition experience and success to a National and International level in Eventing, with success in many other sports including, dressage, camp drafting, polocrosse, endurance riding and showjumping.
Level, and study and completion of Coach Qualifications, and other National Qualifications in the Equestrian, Risk and Safety and Assessing areas.
Favourite horse memory?
Too many favourite memories with wonderful horses over the years to point one single memory out. It would be unfair to the rest.
Goals are to deliver quality education and provide a positive environment for learning. Another is to enable people to be successful in the Equine Industry.
Best thing about your sport/profession?
The best things about the Horse Industry is that it is a very healthy environment requiring quite a lot of exercise. Also, you meet some fantastic people and develop life long partnerships with one of the nicest animals on earth.
“The horse, with beauty unsurpassed, strength immeasurable and grace unlike any other, still remains humble enough to carry a man upon his back.” – Amber Senti