show jumper takes ABRS teaching qualification
show jumper of the 1970s and 80s Lionel Dunning has
joined the elite teaching ranks of the Association of British Riding
Schools (ABRS) by achieving his ABRS Teaching Certificate.
well-known face on the international show jumping circuit in the
1970s and 80s when show jumping was a favoured television
sport, Lionel won the prestigious leading rider of the year gold
medal at Hickstead in 1979 and holds 10 titles in the Guinness Book
of Records for show jumping achievements. He helped train world
champion show jumper Dermott Lennon, Olympic medallist Tim Grubb,
14 riders who have gone on to compete on the British Team, four
European Young Rider champions, one Junior European Champion and
four event riders who have competed in the European championships.
In 1999 he trained Addy Lebowth to win the Palestinian Derby.
now specialises in teaching riding in the Middle East. He says:
There is a growing demand for those of us with a professional
sporting track record to also have a formal teaching qualification
and I found the ABRS Teaching Certificate was the best suited to
my particular needs. I strongly recommend it to anyone in a similar
ABRS runs Britains longest-established Riding School Approval
Scheme and is the only organisation solely representing professional
riding school proprietors. The highly regarded ABRS examinations
system particularly welcomes established riders and trainers.
further information on the ABRS please write to ABRS Queens
Chambers, Queen Street, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BH, preferably
enclosing an SAE for a swift response or email; firstname.lastname@example.org