Team

Ali & Bobby McEwen - Parents

Ali & Bobby McEwen - Parents

Bobby is a Vet and Ali showjumped professionally and now is invaluable in helping day to day with the horses at home and at events.

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Adele "Del" Clarke - Head groom

Head groom Adele Clarke (Del) joined us in January 2020, she is respected throughout the eventing world for her knowledge, attention to detail and affection for the horses in her care.  Del has an enviable CV having worked for Christopher Bartle, Charlotte Bathe, Tanya Kyle, Samantha Hobbs and Sarah Cohen. She has groomed at two Olympic Games and all the 5* events.  During her time away from the sport she spent six years as a vet nurse. Under Del’s management our horses receive the highest standards of care, she won the 2015 Best British Groom Award. She is a fountain of knowledge on all things equine and we are extremely lucky to have her.
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Isobel "Bella" Elliott - Yard Groom

Bella is 22 and joined the team full time on the 1st December 2016, having completed her two year apprenticeship with Summerhouse Equestrian in September 2016. Bella gained her level 3 diploma & BHS stage 2. Bella has worked on the yard at various times during the year in between her studies, she also competes her own horses in her spare time!

 

Alice Blane -

Alice Blane - "Ad hoc Groom" when not at University!!

Alice is 21 years old and is our favourite boomerang in that she keeps coming back to work on the yard. She originally joined the team back on 1st March 2016 for her gap year with her horse and was finally pursuaded to go to take up her deferred place at Bath Univeristy in September 2018!!! She’s a breath of fresh air, whenever she returns to the yard be it weeekends, holidays or for a night out!!

Francesca Gorni - Yard Groom

Francesca Gorni - Yard Groom

Francesca is 22 and joined us on the 2nd August 2018, from Hartpury College having completed a 3 year degree in BA (Hons) Equine Business Management. She’s had plenty of yard experience having been Barn Mentor for Hartpury Equine Therapy Centre over a 2 year period whislt studying. We anticipate she’s well placed to put her management of 22 liveries over to our eventers! Added to that she’s worked & groomed with Carl Hester MBE, Charlotte DuJardin MBE & Alan Davies both at home & at competitions. Francesa also hopes to compete her Mare “Firenze Van Twelve Oaks” or ‘Renzie’ and progress up to Novice by the end of the season.

Annie Hambrook - Yard Groom

Annie Hambrook - Yard Groom

Annie is 21 and joined the team on the 11th December 2018, as Yard Groom, since leaving school she’s work for John Marsden Eventing at Somerford Park Farm in Cheshire.  During that time Annie gained her Level 3 diploma & Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Horse Care & Management. Annie’s experience in exercising, following fitness & feeding programmes and aiding in the preparation for competitions including clipping, trimming, pulling, plaiting and grooming at events sees her well placed to join our team.

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Charlie Le Sueur - Yard Groom

Charlie joined the team in June 2020 having spent three years as a horse riding instructor at Bukit Timah Saddle Club in Singapore. Charlie is an experienced equestrian, she has ridden since the age of 5 with Silver & Bronze Medals at International Level early on in her riding days, having qualified as BHSII Senior Coach, she lives by her mentor’s motto… “with straightness & balance everything is possible”- Sorrel Warwick. Charlie has over 15 years experience working in the family and executive offices of celebrities, in the Music Industry for Sting & Trudie Styler and in the high-end luxury fashion industry, for Super Model and Philanthropist Natalia Vodianova.

Gavin Scofield - Osteopath

Gavin Scofield - Osteopath

A hugely experienced osteopath who has worked for a number of years on Tom’s horses with great success.

Philippa James - Equine Physiotherapist BSc VPNA DipAPhys MIAAT

Philippa James - Equine Physiotherapist BSc VPNA DipAPhys MIAAT

Philippa is an Equine Sports Therapist, trained by well known Physiotherapist Marnie Malgarin who treats Carl Hesters horses. Philippa comes to treat the horses once a month, specific requirements dependent, and is a key aspect to the horses muscular development.  Mob 0787 657 0885

Greg Elliot - Farrier

Greg Elliot - Farrier

Greg does a fantastic job shoeing the horses and is invaluable to the Team!

Claire King

Claire King

Claire is the “office” and joined the team in September 2013. She looks after all the administration / secretarial jobs relating to the business, the day-to-day financial affairs and monthly billing, in essence anything not directly related to the actual day to day care of the horses!

Jacky Green - Media

Jacky Green - Media

Jacky Green handles the news section of the website and endeavours to keep the feed as up to date and relevant as possible! A sense of humour is always part of the plan and not just a list of results.