Our Coaches

Liz Mackay is the head coach of Kinross Vaulting Group. She is a level 3 coach and has been involved in the sport since 1993 having previously been an instructor and competitor in dressage and show-jumping for 25 years. Liz came to this sport, via her son Daniel who competed internationally and now lives in Australia.

Liz is the Commitee chairperson.


Lynn Ballantyne is a BEV and UKCC Level 2 coach. She is the mother of two of our rising vaulters, Hannah and Heidi, and Lynn works a veterinary nurse. Lynn is a great addition to our team as a coach, lunger, competition secretary and comittee member


Lesley Campbell is a BEV Level 2 coach and also a senior vaulter.

Hannah Ballantyne is a BEV Level 2 coach and an elite vaulter. Hannah has been vaulting since she was 11. She successfully competes at national and international level, becoming Female British Silver Champion and receiving 2nd in CVI 1* Saumer, France both in 2015. As well as giving much of her time to coaching vaulting, Hannah is currently studying Sports Pyschology at university.



Carole Pow is a BEV Level 2 coach, lunger and groom for the vaulting horses. Carole has worked at Hillside since leaving university in 2010. During this time, she has studied for and attained her SVQ Horse Care Level 2 certificate.



Janice Henderson is a BEV Level 2 coach, lunger and club treasurer. Janice has three children and came to the sport through her two daughters. Her youngest daughter Kirstin is a Level 1 coach and an elite vaulter. Janice and her husband run their own business and breed Ryeland sheep.


Our Assistant Coaches

Kirstin Henderson
  • Level 1 Coach
  • Vaulter
Angela Pettinger
  • Level 1 Coach
  • Child Protection Officer
  • Secretary
Heidi Ballantyne
  • Level 1 Coach
  • Vaulter