Meet the Team

Meet the Team

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Stephanie Buchanan
Yard Manager & Performance Coach BHSI

Steph is a well-known British Eventing 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). Steph is the Lead Coach with The Changing Lives Through Horses BHS programme and is enthusiastic to make a difference with young adults by using the power of the horse.

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Sue Cobb
Accounts & HR

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.

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Kristal Bowdler
Club Administrator & Events

Kristal has been a member and livery at the yard for a number of years. She has two daughters who have been riding at the yard since they were very young and they both have horses that are liveries. Kristal previously volunteered for many of events and running our social media so it is great that Kristal has joined the team.

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Holly Laurence
BHS Q Level 4 Senior Coach

Holly is very passionate about horses and loves training clients of all ages and standards. She works with young eventers in preparing them for competition. Holly is a coach for the CLTH program working with young people. Holly has wealth of experience in the horse industry and is preparing to event her horse Peaches in British Eventing in 2022

Paul Warwick
Paul Warwick
BHS AI Stage 4 Care in Horsemanship

Paul has been on the team for many years, He has a wealth of experience and can deal with all types of horses from corrective ground work to producing and schooling young horse through to competition horses. Paul has produced and competed a number of horses and is dedicated to all aspects of training.

Paul also has worked alongside a member of the Horse Sense team and has trained as a coach for the Changing Lives Through Horses programme with the BHS. Paul also has a passion for working with the next generation to train and guide them into the horse industry.

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Harriet White
BHS Stage 3 Complete

Harriet is working towards her BHS Stage 4.  Harriet has had  a successful event season riding one our livery horses, Todd.  Harriet trains, hunts and competes livery horses for their owners.

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Molly Swain
BHS Stage 3 Complete

Molly is a former Pony Club member at the yard and has had a very successful couple of years competing.  Molly trains, hunts and competes livery horses for their owners at all levels from young horses to BE100 and qualified for Badminton Grass Roots in 2021 on Teddy, a livery horse.  Molly is working towards her BHS Stage 4.

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Bethany Britton
BHSQ - Level 2 Foundation Coach in Complete Horsmanship

Beth is working towards her BHS Stage 3 Coaching. She has a wealth of experience with bringing on ex racehorses and is regularly out competing. Beth is very keen on teaching our pony club members.

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Oscar Delany
NVQ Level 3

Oscar has NVQ Level 3 and is passionate about young and problem horses. He has his own horse and hopes to compete British Showjumping in 2022.

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Charlotte Dunk
BHS Stage 2 Complete

Charlotte grew up in our Pony Club and in her year out she joined the team to work towards her Stage exams. Charlotte has her Stage 2 Complete, and is planning to event her loan horse Socks.

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Karl Jenkins
BHS Stage 2 Complete

Karl completed the BHS Changing Lives Through Horses course and was awarded The Pamela Almond Changing Lives Through Horses Achieve Award for showing exceptional growth and commitment to their personal development. Karl has joined Haddon Training and is working towards his NVQ Level 2 and BHS Stage 3.

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Eleanor Rice
BHS Stage 2 Complete

Ellie is with Haddon training working to her level 2. She competes her own horse Bruce and her interest is showing.

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Michael Wheeler
BHS Stage 1 Complete & 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.  Michael is also a groundsman for the yard.

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Erin Downie
BHS Stage 2 Ride

Erin is an apprentice with her BHS Stage 1 exam and working towards her NVQ Level 2 with Haddon Training. Erin has worked from a young age at a stud and now wants to follow her dream of competing and coaching.

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Jess Bardsley
BHS Stage 1 Complete

Jess has been at the yard for many years as pony club member and loans one of the club horses, Honey. Jess has competed in many unaffiliated competitions and British Eventing and hopes to get her own horse soon.

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Laila Dale
BHS Stage 1 Complete

Laila has been a pony club member for many years and loans club horse, Hammy. Laila is passionate about dressage and has been placed at many dressage qualifiers and championships and is studying to go to university to become a vet.