Alpha Equestrian

harmony between horse and rider

community living



Dr Moore has more than 40 years’ experience at senior management level at successfully developing technology businesses in Scotland, having taken well over a hundred products and services to the market. He is presently chairman of three companies, and works extensively with the Scottish economic development agencies and academic institutions to commercialize concepts and products. Dr Moore also sits on numerous advisory boards reporting to the British government. He was awared the OBE in 2011 for his services to the life science community in Scotland.

Meet the team

OWNER: Colleen Moore BSc (Hons), British Horse Society Level II, International Level 2 Coach, EQASA Assessor and Advisor. Scottish born Colleen (right) is a highly skilled and gifted teacher. As an experienced competitor who has represented her country in eventing, Colleen adds a valuable range of coaching and training skills to the Alpha Equestrian team.

... always takes great care to ensure the comfort and safety of her clients and horses. She will not put a person or a horse in a situation that she believes will cause discomfort or worry - Client

I was a very nervous rider before I started riding with Colleen, she has made a big difference in both myself and my horse - Student


Frances heads Alpha Equestrian’s riding academy for young riders. Her students include young children only just learning the basics of riding, to more experienced students who need to master more advanced riding skills.

Her unique blend of enthusiasm and experience, is a confidence booster for learners across the board. Frances also teaches children with special needs within the riding academy.

Colleen has a gift for teaching that I have experienced first hand through my lessons with her. She is able to explain something in a way that makes sense to her student, and is always patient and willing to explain something as many times as needed. I have never been make to feel ‘wrong’ for making a mistake, rather that I’m ‘almost right! - Student