Horses for courses – First Aid for Horses Riders

Nuco graduate Kay Patterson turned her passions into a business

APPROVEDAfter being in the ambulance service for over 10 years, I did some guest lecturing at the local university to paramedic students. It awoke a new ambition in me: I wanted to teach as a career. I knew the time was right to move forward.

First aid for horse riders

people-icon-40pxI began to research qualifications, courses and training providers. Nuco Training appeared in many searches and forums. Nuco was always highlighted as a professional, helpful and an experienced company: all the attributes I was looking for. I enrolled on a course and – though it sounds like a cliché – it has completely changed my life!

After successfully completing my training with Nuco in 2013, I left the ambulance service and became a full time freelance first aid instructor for various training organisations, as well as a lead trainer for Nuco. Most excitingly, with Nuco’s help I have started my own business, Medi-K.


Medi-K combines both my passion for first aid and horses. As a paramedic attending incidents involving horse riders, I found myself repeatedly hearing the same phrase from bystanders: “I just didn’t know what to do.” My company offers training in first aid skills to equip anyone involved in horses with the knowledge of what to do if an accident happens. Medi-K training offers first aid courses to horse riders at various riding establishments throughout the UK, Scotland and Ireland.

First aid for horse riders CPRWith Nuco’s support Medi-K has gone from strength to strength and now enlists other Nuco trainers to assist with the delivery of all the courses, which are easily sourced through the NucoPlus instructor database online. It’s really great knowing the instructors are all experienced with running Nuco courses and will equally be professional and efficient in completing and returning the paperwork – all assisting with the development of the reputation of Medi-K training.
Nuco are able to put my logo on all my awarded certificates and now even able to personalise the manuals which has really helped to develop my brand.

I can’t recommend Nuco Training enough. Every interaction with them has been received with a prompt, positive and extremely helpful response. No query is too much trouble for any member of the team.

Becoming a first aid instructor is an exciting, challenging but overall fun career and I would suggest contacting Nuco if you are considering this as an option to discuss further. My husband, Ian is booked on a forthcoming course knowing how much I have achieved since making the decision to become an Instructor with Nuco Training.

Kay specialises in first aid for riders

INFOFor more information on Kay’s company visit Official First Aid training provider to Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) & their members.