Support Team

Laura Browne (Hons) MSc AM MAA

McTimoney Animal Therapist

Laura is a fully qualified & insured McTimoney Animal practitioner registered with the McTimoney Animal Association. Her treatment includes McTimoney chiropractic adjustments, soft tissue and massage techniques to identify musculoskeletal asymmetries and promote straightness.

Tom Campbell BVSc MRCVS

Vet

Tom Campbell of Bourton Vale Equine Clinic is our regular vet and he is fantastic. The horses’ care is always paramount. He is actively involved in all aspects of his practice, running their scintigraphy (bone scanning) unit and can turn his hand to surgery when required.

He particularly specialises in lameness investigations, predominantly racehorse, polo and sport horses. The vets and staff continue to support us through our trials and tribulations and we’re very grateful for their excellence.

Tracey Collett

My Mum

My Mum Tracey “aka Marge” is AMAZING and as cliched as it might sound I wouldn’t have got where I am today without her dedication & sacrifices.

She has been and will continue to be a huge support and the most important member of my team. From the age of 2 she has been integral to developing my riding and career over the years as well as running of the yard up until this year. She comes to numerous events throughout the year and is the best Tea maker on the eventing circuit. I think the owners love her as much as I do.

Alice Dorman EEBW

Equine Sports Massage

Alice is an experienced and skilled massage therapist, specialising in equine sports rehabilitation and therapeutic massage.

Greig Elliott Dip WCF (Hons)

Farrier

No yard can succeed without the help of a good farrier. Greig keeps the horses’ feet in top condition, and joined the World Class Programme in April 2017 working as team Farrier for the Podium Eventing squad.

Polly Holbrook

Yard Groom

Polly joined the team in June 2021, as extra cover over the summer due to the yards competition schedule. Polly has a wealth of experience in eventing having worked for a number of 5* eventing yards

Polly has a great sense of fun and some amazing experiences to add to the team, she’s a lovely kind person & within a short space of time, shown how hardworking & what invaluable addition she was to the team so we asked her to join us permanently, when her three month contract ended & we were all delighted when she accepted!

We were so proud when Polly “Won the BGA’s Equitop® Groom of the Month in May 2022″ & she also made it onto the short list for H&H NAF Groom of the Year Award 2022.

Tilly Hughes

Travelling Groom

Tilly originally joined the team back in November 2018 for a year before heading off to have a year travelling, COVID 19 put paid to those plans and she rejoined us earlier than planned in August 2020. 

Tilly is the consummate professional, with the horses being turned out immaculately, she is an absolute pleasure to have on the team & became a real asset to the yard within a very short space of time.

We were so proud when Tilly Won the Groom of the Year Award 2021.

Elsa Ireland

Yard Groom

Elsa joined the team in February 2022 since completing college in 2020, she’s worked in a family & 5* event yard schooling and competing horses in Dressage, SJ and Eventing. She brings experience in exercising, preparation for competitions including clipping, trimming, pulling and plaiting to a high standard.  Elsa is also producing her own 5yo to compete successfully up through the grades.

Hannah Norvill

Yard Groom

We welcomed Hannah to the Team in November 2022, Hannah’s from New Zealand but has been working in the UK since 2011 and brings with her great 5* yard experience from working for Piggy March to more recently as I was delighted, that she joined us from another eventing friend Lucy Jackson’s yard.  Hannah was already really familiar with the local area, and I knew her well, so the transition was seamless. We also welcome Izzy & Dobby Hannah’s horses whom she competes on to the yard.

I can honestly say that Hannah fitted into the team within her first week & I’m delighted she’s with us for the 2023 season and hopefully beyond.

 

Claire King

The Office

Claire is the “office” and has been part of Team since 2009. She looks after all the administration / secretarial jobs relating to the business, the day-to-day financial affairs and monthly billing, assists me with managing all of my  sponsorship/PR/Marketing inc the website, staff recruitment, etc or basically anything not directly related to the actual day to day care of the horses.