Welcome to The Giggling Pony Equestrian Centre Website.
The Equestrian Centre is owned and run by Gordon Baird and Kirsten Crabtree.
Kirsten is an Equestrian Coach Developer for Equestrian Sports NZ, holds NZQA Grade One (Level 4) Equine Coaching, ESNZ Introductory Coach, ESNZ Development Coach qualifications, NZPCA B Coach, NZPCA C+ and B examiner, a Diploma of Teaching and has had 6 years of tertiary education at Otago University in Education. She is currently studying towards being an ESNZ Performance Coach, NZPCA A level Coaching and actively coaches the senior students at Waimea Pony Club. She was also a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour for the Top of the South Island and a Tutor Teacher for the Christchurch College of Education. She spent 16 years as a classroom teacher prior to setting up the Equestrian Centre.
Gordon holds a Diploma of Teaching and a Masters degree in Music. He is a registered, qualified teacher who has had 16 years experience in working with children, youth and adults.
And it goes without saying...
We both hold current First Aid certificates