Meet the Team
RAC Saddle Club
Stephanie Buchanan BHS II, SC, SM
ManagerThe founder and manager of the RAC Saddle Club is a well-known BE organiser, pony club examiner and coach. She recently achieved her BHS Senior Coach Certificate and is passionate about training the competition horse and career students looking to progress in the equine industry. Steph owns the event horse Urlingford Tom (aka Joey) ridden by Imogen Judd (see below), and has devoted many hours into helping them qualify for Badminton 100 Grass Roots 2015.
Office ManagerSue started her association with the Saddle Club in 1995 as a livery/rider. With a love of horses combined with the friendly environment that is the Saddle Club it was a natural progression to work for the Club as Office Manager since 2003.
Office Assistant and Livery RepresentativeLiz is a longstanding team member and volunteers many hours to help make events run smoothly at Bovington. She is also the Livery Representative on the Saddle Club committee. Liz owns Adam (pictured) and has achieved the BHS Horse Owner’s Certificate Level 4, and BHS Stage 1 (Knowledge & Care).
Rachel Comben BHSAI
Head GirlRachel goes the extra mile to ensure all our horses are turned out to a high standard. Rachel regularly competes at British Dressage at elementary. She has achieved her BHS Stage 4 (Stable Management) and Riding (Flatwork) and is working towards her Intermediate teaching exam.
Caroline Lovelock BHSAI Int. T
Senior InstructorCaroline trains the South Dorset Hunt Pony Club teams and has evented and competed to medium dressage. Qualifications include BHS Stage 4 (Stable Management), Stage 4 Riding (Flatwork) and Intermediate Teach.
Paul Warwick BHS PTT
Assistant Instructor / GroomWith 18 years experience, Paul is a long-standing instructor and valued member of the team with two charismatic horses. He regularly competes at British Dressage and generally knows an awful lot about horses, especially bringing on youngsters.
Rachel Jewers BHS PTT
Groom / Assistant InstructorRachel, who regularly competes at all disciplines, has passed her BHS Stage 3 exams (Horse Care & Riding) and is working towards her AI certificate.
Holly Laurence BHS PTT
Groom / Assistant InstructorHolly, BHS Stage III (Riding), regularly competes at all disciplines and is working at attaining further BHS qualifications.
Linzi Pennycook BHSII
InstructorLinzi has been at Bovington for 10 years and has competed to Elementary. Passionate about natural horsemanship, she is sadly no longer full time but returns to teach clinics and is particularly in demand by exam students training for their BHS exams.
Imogen Judd BHS AI
Instructor / RiderImogen’s riding career started at Bovington Pony Club at the tender age of five. Her passion is eventing and training the event horse. She rides Steph Buchanan’s Urlingford Tom (aka Joey, sponsored by Westover Group) and has qualified for Badminton 100 Grass Roots 2015.
VolunteerSteve learnt to ride under the watchful eye of Stephanie Buchanan at Bovington and has a horse at livery at the yard. A volunteer, Steve assists in the office, particularly in the lead up to BE events at Bovington, and the famed Christmas party!
Louis Evripides BHS Stage 2
Groom/Trainee InstructorLouis is a keen rider and regularly competes at all disciplines including British Eventing. He has recently passed his BHS Stage 1 and plans to work through the other BHS exams swiftly to achieve a career with horses.
Amy Devaney BHS Stage 1
Groom/Trainee InstructorAmy owns the popular pony, Snickers, at Bovington and has just passed her BHS Stage 1 exam.
Jess Hardy BHS Stage 2
Groom/Trainee InstructorThe newest member of our team is Jess Hardy. Jess is currently working towards her BHS Stage 2 exam and particularly enjoys teaching our Tiny Tots group on a Saturday.
Shannon Hardy BHS Stage 1, NVQ Level 2
Apprentice from Kingston Maurward College