Georgie comes from North Somerset. She has gained invaluable experience working and running a variety of yards and grooming at events. She has spent time on a few event yards for various people, to name a few Tim Warren, Austin O’Connor and Selina Miles so she is bringing good all round knowledge with her. A few years ago Georgie worked alongside me at Tim Warrens so she has an idea how I likes things and what the routine is.
Georgie will be a huge asset to the team and is looking forward to leading the team in the forthcoming season. Look out for Georgie at numerous events in 2016.
Emma came initially to my yard to have some lessons while at school. After a while she started to help out on an ad hoc basis then after a while I managed to convince her to come and work for me full time in 2014. She is now with me on an apprenticeship scheme from Haddon training. Emma is good rider and when I’m away eventing she will school some of the horses. Quite often she can be found on my own young horses at little local shows. Emma also has her horse, Enumero, aka Uno, here on the yard as part of her job. Uno is included in the yard as one of the event horses and is regularly out and about eventing with Emma. She has produced him from scratch herself and Uno is a credit to Emma’s determination to succeed. Last year they went to Weston Park as part of the South West JRN team.
Amelia started helping at the yard this Spring, at the moment she comes every Friday as part of her college course. Part of the learning experience college students have to undertake is to be able to work in the work place. I really enjoy having Amelia around as she’s keen to learn and most definitely not afraid of hard work. Below Amelia tells us about herself…
I started riding with a family friend when I was 12 and then took lessons at my local riding school. After finishing school I decided to pursue my ambition of working with horses by taking an equine course at college in order to learn about horses and the industry in more depth. As part of my level 3 extended diploma I am required to undertake work experience in the equine industry and having heard about Dani’s eventing establishment decided this would be an ideal place to undertake my work experience and learn more about the eventing world. It has been a pleasure working with Dani and her horses and I have received many opportunities and experiences that would not be possible in college. Working with such a considerate and welcoming team of people has made my work experience thoroughly worthwhile and enjoyable and I always look forward to the days when I’m working at Dani’s.
Scott is my home vet who I use for my own horses, he qualified from Bristol University in 1991. Scott is one of the directors of B&W Equine Group and set up the Failand Clinic. In 1998 Scott was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Equine Practice (Cert EP) and has been RCVS Chief Examiner in this subject. Scott is part of the Veterinary team at Salisbury and Wincanton Racecourses, is a FEI treating Veterinary Surgeon and was a treating and team vet at the 2012 Olympic Games. Scott’s areas of special professional interest include lameness investigations particularly in the competition horse and Stud Medicine. Outside work Scott can usually be found at the side of a football pitch cheering on his children and or at a three day event cheering on his wife.
Equine Sports Massage
Alice is an experienced massage therapist that visits the yard on a regular basis, specialising in equine sports rehabilitation and therapeutic massage. When not working she can be found riding her own horse and exercising her dog Mabel. Alice is also an avid follower of National Hunt racing, working in a lot of local yards. She also works with the event horses of Team Ireland.
Mother and all round helper!
Where do I start…? My Mum, Melissa, is a super star and a rock. My career in horses wouldn’t have even got off the ground without her hard work, dedication and a lot of sacrifices she has made along the way for me. I am eternally grateful. She continues to be a large part of my career and can be found at most events supporting me in a variety of roles; assisting with the horses, driving the lorry, putting fences up or entertaining the owners; come rain or shine! Thanks Mum, here’s to many more years together.