Smugglers Riding School formerly Gelligoediog Riding Stables is based in rural Manmoel. The establishment is run by Melissa Rawlins-Burles.
Melissa has grown up and been around horses from a very young age, she was introduced to riding by her Father as a toddler and since then, they have become an addiction.
Melissa enjoys competing and has done so successfully for many years, she gains a great sense of achievement through producing all of her horses herself.
Following school Melissa attended Usk Equine College where she attained her BHS Stages 1,2&3 and also her PTT, along with teaching hours she gained her Assistant Instructors Certificate and is a member of the BHS Register of Instructors. Melissa is also a qualified First Aider.
Melissa has taught on a freelance basis for many years, giving her a greater understanding of people, their needs and their horses needs.
In April 2012 Melissa qualified as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist, under the world renowned Mary Bromiley.
Following this Melissa further qualified as a Sports Massage Therapist.
Being an empathetic and friendly instructor Melissa has brought the best out of may riders, which prompted her to launch a Riding Establishment.
Melissa on behalf of Smugglers Riding School would like to welcome you to the establishment and deliver to you the best service.
Pen-Deri Farm Lane, Manmoel, Blackwood NP12 0HU