MEET THE TEAM
Lisa Fay Society of Master Saddlers, Saddle company , MSFC master saddle fitting consultant
As one of the most highly qualified saddle fitters in the world Lisa has travelled the globe refining and enhancing her knowledge of saddles and saddle fitting making her one of the leading experts in the field. Not only did Lisa design and develop the IASF Professional Saddle Fitting Award she also has received the City & Guilds Qualified Saddle Fitter award from the Society of Master Saddlers (SMSQSF) and the Master Saddle Fitting Consultants Diploma from The Netherlands as well as studying Equine Ergonomics with Saddlefit 4 Life in Germany and Saddle Company Fitting in the UK. Lisa currently works alongside Veterinarians and Physiotherapists to provide high-level saddle fitting for rehabilitation clients as well as International & Grand Prix riders and trainers.
As a Horsewoman and Educator Lisa is passionate about taking a whole horse approach to saddle fitting with multiple supporting qualifications in Strength & Conditioning, Personal Training, Rider Biomechanics, Horse and Human Nutritional Therapy, Physiology and Anatomy. This depth of knowledge is ingrained into all IASF courses making them the most thorough and applicable saddle fitting courses in the world.
Alex Le Grand BSc (Hons) FdSc CHBC ABTC-AAB IASF-A
BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTANT & COURSE TUTOR
Alex is registered with the Animal Behaviour and Training Council as a Registered Accredited Animal Behaviourist and is also a Certified Horse Behaviour Consultant with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants. He also holds an FdSc and BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and is an IASF Advanced Saddle Fitter, Educator and Assessor.
Alex lectures for Natural Animal Centre on their accredited courses and for other organisations and training providers.
Hayley has been immersed in the equine world for over 30 years and has always enjoyed working with more challenging horses, rehabilitation patients and young stock. As a passionate and natural horsewoman Hayley is dedicated to improving equine welfare and is dedicated to maintaining incredibly high standards within the IASF organisation. Hayley is the main point of contact for all IASF students and works tirelessly to ensure all candidates receive the support they require during their enrolment with the academy.
Callum has been around horses all his life. Growing up in the family-run riding school he became accustomed to working with the animals and developed a deep understanding of their needs and personalities. Callum is a practicing equine veterinarian and has degrees from the Royal Veterinary College and Liverpool University.
"My experience spans all areas of the equine world, including working with competition horses such as Grand Prix horses (both show-jumping and dressage) and ‘High Goal’ professional Polo ponies. But whether you compete at those levels, compete at local shows, ride out purely for pleasure or look after a much-loved family pet, you’ll want your horse cared for with the same level of skill and knowledge.
I am extremely passionate about the welfare of the animals under my care, and it is my mission to care for your horses to the fullest degree.”
Athene is a passionate and dedicated horsewoman as well as a professional saddle fitter and Equine Sports Massage Therapist. Athene is an IASF qualified tutor and assessor and brings a wealth of knowledge and ability to the Academy Team.