MEET THE TEAM

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LEE VALANTINE

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Lee is a qualified British Horse Society Instructor (BHSAI) and is also a Certified Basic Horse Boy Practitioner and Equitots Facilitator.  In addition she a qualified Horse Powered Reading Instructor and has completed Equido Equine Therapy Course and Makaton Introductory Course to enable her to communicate with our visitors who may not yet wish to communicate verbally

Lee loves fun! Our visitors always leave smiling after a session with Lee and we love to see happy children leaving us at the end of a vist



  • British Horse Society Assistant Instructor
  • HorseBoy Basic Practitioner
  • Horse Powered Reading
  • Equido Enabling through Equines
  • Equitots Facilitator Certification
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Outdoor First Aid
  • Child Protection
  • Solihull Approach
  • Solihull Trainer
  • Positive Behaviour in Children
  • Play, Learning and Development
  • NCFE Level 2 Understanding Autism in Children
  • Complex Psychological Trauma and PTSD
  • Forest School Leader Level 3
  • Makaton Introduction

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ANGELA STILL

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Angela is a qualified British Horse Society Instructor (BHSPI) and has completed the Equido Equine Therapy course.  She has almost 20 years of experience working with horses and young people and can include the prestigious Gleneagles Equestrian Centre amongst the places where she has taught children to ride.  Angela has an exceptional nature and is loved by everyone who meets her, with Angelena facilitating a session children are guaranteed to have a great time enjoying learning about the world around them!

Please take a look at the relevant training our Equine Assisted Learning Facilitators have completed as we pride ourselves on providing you with facilitators who are experienced, professional and above all qualified to carry out this important role

Relevant Training

  • British Horse Society Assistant Instructor

  • Equido Enabling through Equines

  • Equitots Facilitator Certification

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
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  • Child Protection

ELEANOR & COLIN

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Eleanor Duncan

Eleanor is an Early Years Outdoor Nursery Worker within a local Nursery.  She has a passion for outdoor learning and providing opportunities for children to be all they can be.  Eleanor is a Forest School Leader Level 3 and we are lucky to have her here as part of Team Equitots!

Colin Dunlop

Colin is an Ecologist and Zoologist which means he has an amazing knowledge and understanding of the natural world around us that he is able to share with children at our Forest Friends activities.  Colin has considerable experience working with children and young people through his time working at zoots and as a local Countryside Ranger.  We are exceptionally lucky to have Colin as part of our team. Colin is also available as a freelance Forest School Leader Level 3, if you require contact details please do not hesitate to get in touch with us