I joined Sparsholt in 2015 as the Equine Events organiser. You will find me based in the Equine Centre office. I am also the BD youth rep for central region. 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. We have 3 competition horses at home, my advanced horse and my daughters 2 dressage ponies- competing at medium.
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.
I have owned, ridden and competed horses since i can remember and gained my BSc in Equine Studies and MSc in Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training at Sparsholt alongside my BHS coaching qualifications. I lecture on all of the equine courses, with my specific fields being biology, nutrition, behaviour and rider performance. I take great satisfaction in passing my knowledge on to others and encouraging them to do their very best.
I enjoy teaching and lecturing those wishing to gain their BHS qualifications, as well as helping those wishing to improve their riding skill. I have years of experience competing at high-level competition such as: FEI Samsung Nations Cup for the Emirates in Show jumping and competed at dressage up to Medium level. I have over 20 years of experience dealing with equines in all spheres ranging from riding, training point to point training and administering a good professional standard of veterinary care to them. I also run a fully licensed equine transport business here I can pass on a good amount of information regarding licensing, vehicle design, safety, transporting horses and what pitfalls to avoid. I also have a passion for breaking and dealing with problem horses.
BHS Stage 3
Steph has come from a fulfilling career at Wellington Riding Centre where she gained huge levels of experience in a range of areas such as event organising, high level of horse husbandry.
Steph is successfully working towards her Stage 4 and would like to put this experience into action by becoming part of a college environment to guide students in horse management.
Steph enjoys working on various yards of different disciplines. Steph previously lived in Australia working as a lifeguard as well as working with children from various backgrounds and learning difficulties.
BHS Stage 3 and BSc in Equine Studies
After studying at Sparsholt for 5 years, achieving level 3- degree, Emily went on to work at the college as a technician which she thoroughly enjoyed. She then worked as head girl at a small private dressage yard and has since returned to work at the college as the Equine Centre administrator where you will find her in the EC office. She owns her horse Molly who used to be used on loan to the college and her dog Rudy helps the students at the Animal Management Centre!
Equine Level 3 Course
Ruth studied at Sparsholt college and completed an Equine Level 3 course. She took this knowledge to put into practice at Catherston Stud, where she excelled in providing high level horse care and soaked up a range of skills. This experience made her peruse a career in educating students in horse husbandry. Ruth has her horse Bell who she has brought on herself and is hoping to have a fun future with.
BSC Animal Science AI Stable Managers Stage 4 flat
Hannah has joined us from Wellington Riding. Hannah brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her. Hannah’s main role whilst working at Wellington was running their busy livery yard. Before specialising in equine, Hannah undertook her animal science BSC and worked in a local zoo, caring for a variety of animal species. In her spare time she can be found walking her English Pointer puppy !