ALLY GILL - Head Girl
You are only as good as the team around you, and I am grateful to our grooms who really go the extra mile. We pride ourselves on the detailed, individual, loving care each horse receives. The team is headed by Ally Gill, who started in Winter 2018 after several years learning with Marietta Fox-Pitt. She travels to all competitions and ensures the horses are turned out immaculately.
MEGAN SUTTON-WALKER - Groom
Megan and her horse, The Gingerbread Man, joined us in the winter of 2020 from North Yorkshire, Megan having previously worked for Phil Kirby Racing. Megan is focused on forging a career in the eventing world, and is extremely hard working, committed and caring to all the horses.
GEORGINA DOBBIN - Apprentice
TOM CAMPBELL - Vet
Tom, from the local Bourton Vale Equine Clinic, has been my vet since I started riding. He vetted Hennessy in 2005 and has been a fantastic support ever since. I feel privileged to be able to benefit from his constant expertise.
MAGGIE TURNER Equine Physio, and WINSTON WILLIAMS Equine Chiropractor
Maggie and Winston compliment each other brilliantly. Together they provide regular assessments and evaluations of the horses; feedback is critical for improving and understanding the horses' performance. It is important that the horses arrive at competitions feeling supple, comfortable and able to perform at their peak.
I am extremely grateful to my landlords Mr and Mrs Alberto who allow us to call the beautiful Ampney Knowle estate our home. Lee Vallis is the Farm Manager and performs constant maintenance tasks that keep the yard looking smart and professional. This includes all repairs, emptying the muck trailer and harrowing / rolling the schools and fields.
CLAIRE KING - Business Advisor & Book Keeper
MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS
I will forever be indebted to my family and friends for their support, from lead rein and Pony Club days through to now. They are the backbone of the support team and I am proud of the friendly, inclusive and laid back hospitality and atmosphere that they help create.
DAN GREENWOOD - dressage trainer
Dan has been a close friend and support for a number of years. We share a further interest as Jo Handman of Carylon Equestrian has a horses with both of us.
PAMMY HUTTON - dressage trainer
Ampney Knowle Farm is opposite Talland, so we are honoured to be able to call Pammy our neighbour. Kind, supportive and terrifying, both she and daughter Pippa have helped enormously. Pammy has an enormous array of exercises and techniques and her ability to help with the flying changes is legendary.
ROWLAND FERNYHOUGH - Showjump trainer
Rowland has taught me since 2011. He has fantastic and technical courses set up in his school, which combined with his eye on the floor make for the perfect fine-tuning before an event. There are often occasions too when jumping is not allowed until the canter has improved! Rowland has also made me much more aware of riding correct lines and ringcraft.
OWEN MOORE - Showjump trainer
Owen has taught me since 2010, and I regularly travel to Lyneham Heath Equestrian to have lessons from him. He is a remarkable horseman and his observations on a horse always so fair, accurate and correct. He is also a grid-work master!
Details about my wonderful group of owners can be found on the Horses page. Without them there would be no horses, no business and no dream. I thank them for their continued support and friendship.