Student Profile

Photograph of Ian Cast

Ian Cast

Graduated: National Diploma Equine Studies
Nationality: British
Occupation: Dressage Coach

What did you particularly enjoy about your course?
I have to say I had a wonderful time at Writtle College. I made some great friends, and had some really positive role models in my lecturers. The two courses I took really gave me a good grounding in the knowledge I needed to take into the industry and further my career.

My Career Path
After studying at Writtle College, I went on to train and compete in dressage, working with a number of international trainers and judges. I now have my own business teaching riders at all levels through to Grand Prix.

My Current Job
Dressage Coach for Ian Cast Dressage

As well as coaching, my other job is being the 'right hand man' to European, World, and Olympic Champion Charlotte Dujardin. I started to coach Charlotte when she was 16, then over time we became best mates. Since then I have been with her at every major event through her career, making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible for her to perform at her best.