Gabbie McHenry

Gabbie McHenry

Equine Centre Manager

Heather Ashley

Heather Ashley

Head Coach

Now i focus on coaching horses and riders in these two disciplines to National Level and train clients for BHS exams to Stage 4 and IT level.
I am also a Listed Dressage Judge and Level 3 Coach.’
Sara French

Sara French

Equine Technician

‘As a Sparsholt student I gained both BTEC First and National Diplomas in horse management and BHS Stages 1, 2, 3 and PTT.

I have since worked in riding schools, livery yards and with Competition Horses.

My job as Competition Groom has led me to travel to shows all over the world. I have worked for an Olympic gold medallist, a European medallist and Team GB’.

Amy Holbrook

Amy Holbrook

Equine Technician

‘I’m an Equine Technician at Sparsholt College and also a former student having studied the Extended Diploma in Horse Management (L3)

Following this I completed an Apprenticeship at a Dressage yard, leading to work at a show-jumping yard as a competition groom for just over a year.

I am now back here at Sparsholt College with my own horse on DIY livery’.

Katherine Luck

Katherine Luck

Curriculum Leader

‘I first came into college lecturing after I completed my BScHons Degree in Equine Sport Science alongside becoming a qualified BHS Stage 3 Complete Coach. I own two horses which I have completed at various disciplines throughout the years,  from affiliated  Show Jumping up to Discovery Level to Novice level in Dressage. I joined the Sparsholt College Equine Lecturing team in 2014 and completed my Level 5 Diploma in Teaching and Learning and in 2018 became Curriculum Leader of the Department. I enjoy teaching the students and being around the horses on a daily basis, working in the Equine Industry has been my passion for many years and I love that I can do it as put of my job and as my hobby.’

Emma Mansfield

Emma Mansfield

Events Organiser

I joined Sparsholt in 2015 as the Equine Events organiser.

Previously, I worked for a private family and, prior to that, I managed a large TB stud.  I have a strong background in Competition horses and breeding.

I have two horses at home, my little dun dressage horse, currently competing affiliated Elementary, and my daughter’s pony.’

Sue Stevenson

Sue Stevenson

Teacher/Coach

‘I work at the college as Course Co-ordinator for the Level 2 in horse care, teaching a wide variety of subjects on all of the FE equine courses as well as being a BHS assessor.

This enables me to combine my love of horses, teaching and riding with a balanced home life!  I am also involved with horses outside college, and I am Chief Instructor of the New Forest Hunts Pony Club and also manage the Tetrathlon team’.