Meet the Team

Saddle Club meet the team

Stephanie Buchanan

BHS II, SM Senior Coach, Manager

The founder and manager of the RAC Saddle Club is a well-known BE organiser, pony club examiner and coach. She is passionate about training the competition horse and career students who are looking to progress in the equine industry and coaches many young event combinations. Steph owns the event horse Urlingford Tom (aka Joey).

Sue Cobb
Office Manager

Sue 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.

Liz Humphreys
Office Assistant and Livery Representative

Liz 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 Girl

Rachel 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 (flat) Stage 4 (care) and is working towards her Intermediate teaching exam.

Amber Mael
Amber Mael
BHSII – Senior Coach

Amber is the Senior Coach, and has a wealth of knowledge and experience in training young horses to competition horses. She has a degree in BSC (Hons) Equine Studies and Business Management. Amber is passionate in training the career students and competition combinations. She is a Pony Club examiner and competes her own horses regularly.

Louis Evripides
Louis Evripides
Instructor/ Groom BHS Stage 3 (Teach) Stage 4 (Riding & Lungeing)

Louis is passionate for competing and riding young horses. He competes his own horse at BE Novice. Loves training the younger generation on their own ponies, but is equally at home showing compassion to the novice riders.

Chloe Roper
Chloe Roper
BHSAI – Instructor/Groom

Chloe was a Kingston Maurward apprentice and freelance coach before joining the team. She is passionate about training the Pony Club member and regularly competes her lovely mare, Missie.

Paul Warwick
Paul Warwick
BHS PTT - Assistant Instructor / Groom

With 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.

Charlotte Harris
Charlotte Harris
Instructor/Groom – Stage 2 complete, Stage 2 Coach

As a child, Charlotte trained at Bovington and then moved to the small animal unit at Kingston Maurward. Now she is back with us as a Stage 2 coach.

Michael Wheeler
Michael Wheeler
Groom - Stage 1, NVQ Level 2

Michael prides himself on the care of his horses and is working towards his Stage 2 and regularly competes here at the yard.

Zoe Bartholomew
Zoe Bartholomew

Zoe is an apprentice. She has passed her Stage 1 complete and is working towards her Stage 2. She has been riding for the last 8 years. Currently Zoe has a Sidney, a thoroughbred, on loan, and she hope to compete his his season, whilst working towards her AI.

Aimee Roughley

Aimee is our newest addition to the team, she has her Stage 1 and is working towards her Stage 2.

Linzi Pennycook
Linzi Pennycook
BHSII, Visiting Instructor

Linzi 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.