Our trainers are knowledgeable, experienced and skilled in their craft.
The Development Centre utilises the extensive experience of the Ride High charity and the Equestrian Centre in delivering Equine Assisted Learning (EAL), with more than a decade spent working with horses to reinforce learning goals, to offer our unique development opportunities to the wider business community.
Introducing key members of our Development Team:
Olivia Sugdon, CEO
Olivia became the Group CEO for Ride High in January 2020. Her background in the corporate Pharma and Medical Device industries and her experience of writing, delivering, and purchasing corporate programmes has been instrumental in developing Ride High’s corporate offering.
In addition to her corporate experience, Olivia’s extensive knowledge of horses has enabled Ride High to create a portfolio of unique and memorable courses which harness these truly magnificent creatures to engage, educate, and deliver measurable outcomes to clients.
Susan Walls, Head of Learning
Susan Walls is a business consultant and trainer who specialises in helping businesses to grow, develop, and improve their efficiency and profit.
Susan’s dedication to providing tailored, bespoke solutions is matched by her positive attitude, experience and practical approach to every client she works with. She brings a wealth of experience to organisational change and people development and operates effectively at all levels of private and public sector businesses.
Her training and recruitment career began within the aviation industry before working with Reed Learning at their main training centre in London. Whilst working as a Senior Training Consultant, Susan worked with a wide range of clients and was also involved in the setting up of Canary Wharf Business School. During that time she was responsible for developing and designing a range of new and innovative training programmes to build the portfolio of training programmes on offer. Susan is experienced in all aspects of the learning cycle from skills gap analysis, course design, development, preparation and presentation, through to evaluation. In 2004, Susan founded SMART Learning, which through working with highly professional trainers has enabled the business to become a highly regarded, successful company.